Daphnia Culture

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Landos, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. LandosWell Known MemberMember

    Hi,


    I had a strong culture going for about 2 months inside a 10gal tank with a sponge filter.

    After those 2 months the daphnia began dying and not reproducing.
    I moved about 30 into a 5 gal and they have reproduced quite nicely.

    My question is that since yeast fouls the water too quickly, would green water collected from a pond be a better alternative and would I need to do as frequent water changes if I fed only green water.
     
  2. KasshanWell Known MemberMember

    yes green water is better. also lots of light. you wont have to do water changes as much if at all.
     
  3. LandosWell Known MemberMember

    Awesome! Thanks!
     
  4. LandosWell Known MemberMember

    I just threw them in my pond, and after a couple of weeks, the pond is full of life.
    Daphnias, blood worms and mosquito babies seem to be the bulk of what's in my pond now.
    Could I feed this as their primary diet since its diverse and just supplement with pellets?

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