David’s Live Fish Foods

Raising Daphnia inside

Requirements - 5 gallon or larger containers. fresh aquarium type water yeast, spirulina powder, pea powder for food airline, no airstone daphnia starter culture Daphnia are one of the most perfect foods for your small aquarium fish. Many people report that daphnia are not very nutritious. If that is true, it is very easy to solve. If you will feed the Daphnia before you collect them you can have them got loaded with high nutrition food. I feed spirulina powder and some baking yeast or some good strong fresh algae. This will make the daphnia absolute nutritional powerhouses. One of the really great things about Daphnia is that since they are very happy swimming around in fresh water, they will continue to live in your aquarium until they get eaten. And while there swimming around they will be eating the bacteria and other elements in the water that you would like removed anyway. Daphnia when they are first born are very small. This  makes them good for smaller fry, and then they continue to grow up into adults which is great for fish up to 3-5 inches. Here in Atlanta it gets way too cold outside to grow Daphnia for a good part of the year. Is pretty easy to solve. I just raise up the Daphnia inside. I use some basic plastic filing cabinet boxes or other containers that are in the 5-10 gallon capacity. Fill these containers half to two thirds full with some good quality aquarium water, add a rapidly bubbling airline, a good strong light, and add the Daphnia. You now have a culture on its way. Feed them a little bit every day or two days and they will grow and reproduce. If you have algae growing outside that of course is a great food to feed them. If it's in the winter time you will not have any algae outside because it's frozen over. Then you can use a dried algae powder, spirulina powder. A little bit of this powder goes a long way. I keep a light over the Daphnia for a normal day time periods. I don't expect to grow very much algae because the Daphnia will eat as quickly as it appears. The light keeps the daphnia swimming around and eating. The Daphnia can be very easily collected using a regular small aquarium net. That way you will only collect the larger adult Daphnia and leave the smaller ones to continue to grow. Net them out and place them in a smaller container with freshwater. You are ready to use an eyedropper or turkey baster and feed your fish. Doing them this way you can keep Daphnia going for months at a time inside. Use at least two containers so that if one should crash you still have the other one is going to feed your fish. You can also use it to restart the container that crashed. You can do this year- round or when it warms up in the spring you can use this culture to restart your outdoor culture. Below is a Youtube video showing all of this in action. Please subscribe to my channel and stay up to date on all my latest videos. There are several more videos about earthworms on my channel. Enjoy!
David’s Live Fish Foods

Raising Daphnia inside

Requirements - 5 gallon or larger containers. fresh aquarium type water yeast, spirulina powder, pea powder for food airline, no airstone daphnia starter culture Daphnia are one of the most perfect foods for your small aquarium fish. Many people report that daphnia are not very nutritious. If that is true, it is very easy to solve. If you will feed the Daphnia before you collect them you can have them got loaded with high nutrition food. I feed spirulina powder and some baking yeast or some good strong fresh algae. This will make the daphnia absolute nutritional powerhouses. One of the really great things about Daphnia is that since they are very happy swimming around in fresh water, they will continue to live in your aquarium until they get eaten. And while there swimming around they will be eating the bacteria and other elements in the water that you would like removed anyway. Daphnia when they are first born are very small. This  makes them good for smaller fry, and then they continue to grow up into adults which is great for fish up to 3-5 inches. Here in Atlanta it gets way too cold outside to grow Daphnia for a good part of the year. Is pretty easy to solve. I just raise up the Daphnia inside. I use some basic plastic filing cabinet boxes or other containers that are in the 5-10 gallon capacity. Fill these containers half to two thirds full with some good quality aquarium water, add a rapidly bubbling airline, a good strong light, and add the Daphnia. You now have a culture on its way. Feed them a little bit every day or two days and they will grow and reproduce. If you have algae growing outside that of course is a great food to feed them. If it's in the winter time you will not have any algae outside because it's frozen over. Then you can use a dried algae powder, spirulina powder. A little bit of this powder goes a long way. I keep a light over the Daphnia for a normal day time periods. I don't expect to grow very much algae because the Daphnia will eat as quickly as it appears. The light keeps the daphnia swimming around and eating. The Daphnia can be very easily collected using a regular small aquarium net. That way you will only collect the larger adult Daphnia and leave the smaller ones to continue to grow. Net them out and place them in a smaller container with freshwater. You are ready to use an eyedropper or turkey baster and feed your fish. Doing them this way you can keep Daphnia going for months at a time inside. Use at least two containers so that if one should crash you still have the other one is going to feed your fish. You can also use it to restart the container that crashed. You can do this year-round or when it warms up in the spring you can use this culture to restart your outdoor culture. Below is a Youtube video showing all of this in action. Please subscribe to my channel and stay up to date on all my latest videos. There are several more videos about earthworms on my channel. Enjoy!