As some of you know, I keep several species of wild type, wild caught betta, which will not take any prepared foods, despite months of trying to train them onto frozen worms. Feeding these fish is sometimes problematic, which is why I keep live food cultures of various sorts handy at all times. Well due to the summer heat, I have had several of my cultures die off. So I'm going to try something new. I'm gonna raise triops! I just purchased a large pouch of eggs from a company out of AZ. My plan at present is to hatch the triops directly in my wild betta tanks, and hopefully a few adults will survive and breed in the tanks. If this doesn't happen, triops are cheap enough to buy so I'll just get more. I also ordered daphnia eggs with the triops and will add those as well, though I don't know if they will hatch or how well they will do hatching in the water with fish. I'm hoping this works, as I really, really want these fish to breed and they absolutely will not do it without an overabundance of food. I'll update along the way with how things go, for those that keep wild caught fish. Maybe we can share feeding ideas lol.