Daphnia Help

Discussion in 'Fish Food' started by BottomDweller, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    Hi everyone

    We've got a pond outside with no filter or fish. Basically just a tub of water with plants and algae. I caught something fro the pond today which I think is daphnia. I plant to feed it to the fish.
    Are there any bugs which look similar to daphnia and can harm fish? I'd like to start feeding my fish live foods but I really don't want to harm them.
    Also is daphnia good for fry?

  2. KasshanWell Known MemberMember

    unlikely its harmful. if it's tiny white specks; then probably daphnia and good for as a feeder
  3. BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    Thanks Kasshan!
  4. KasshanWell Known MemberMember

    i went down to a local pond in central california myself and collected the some samples to seed my tanks with micro orgs, like daphnia, when i restarted the hobby 5-6yrs ago
  5. BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    Cool. How do you keep daphnia in captivity?
  6. ashenweltWell Known MemberMember

    I would like a but more information on seeding a tank if you have a moment? I would love to seed a Scarlet Badis tank.
  7. KasshanWell Known MemberMember

    PM me pls