Question What Is This?

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You're probably not finding them because they're adapted to living in vernal pools. Being seasonal, these pools normally don't contain any fish.
Yeah one part of the year it has a lot of water In it another part it has no water in it

I mean, they are a good fish food, that's what I mainly use them for. No substrate works best, since you can collect the eggs easier
Any treatment for the eggs
 

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Sure, but they constantly swim, so it could provide some shedding debris for them to eat, but I've always been fine with the green water.
 

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I found some of these guys in a pool today. I'm going to head out at night (I gather they are very phototactic) and collect a bunch and try to see if I can rear/raise them in a cold outdoor mini-pond (that's a fancy way of saying a black storage tote, set up to replicate the pool they came from). I'll bring a bunch of the leaf litter and algae from the pond, along with a couple gallons of that water (it's a long hike, I don't want to carry much). It's starting to be covered in duckweek, so I'll collect some of that as well.
The only question is should I add an airstone? And if so, do I need a special pump for outdoor use? Or a normal pump under an upside down bucket or something?
 

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I found some of these guys in a pool today. I'm going to head out at night (I gather they are very phototactic) and collect a bunch and try to see if I can rear/raise them in a cold outdoor mini-pond (that's a fancy way of saying a black storage tote, set up to replicate the pool they came from). I'll bring a bunch of the leaf litter and algae from the pond, along with a couple gallons of that water (it's a long hike, I don't want to carry much). It's starting to be covered in duckweek, so I'll collect some of that as well.
The only question is should I add an airstone? And if so, do I need a special pump for outdoor use? Or a normal pump under an upside down bucket or something?
I personally say no to air pump.
 
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