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Old 03-30-2015, 11:12 PM   #1
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Best live food to farm

Hey guys I have a cycled 1 gallon in my room, and I was wondering what kind of live foods could I breed and raise in it? I was thinking brine shrimp, but idk how. Anyone got any ideas?


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Old 03-31-2015, 12:19 AM   #2
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That's not much space to work with, maybe pond snails.
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I have a lot of pond snails in my planted 20 gallon, what about brine shrimp?


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You aren't going to be able to keep many brine shrimp in a 1 gallon container for very long before they foul up the water. Maybe cherry shrimp if you can keep the water clean enough, or scuds (gammarus). Daphnia would work but they really need larger bodies of water and there's always a chance of the colony crashing, so most people keep multples.
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I also have a spare 5 gallon, would that work better?


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Old 03-31-2015, 08:32 AM   #7
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I have a blackworm culture in a small jar with coffee filter pads and an airstone, started out with about a teaspoon and now have several teaspoons after only a month! The fish love them, especially my puffer, and it's really easy! I would go with blackworms.

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Old 03-31-2015, 10:06 AM   #9
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I have a blackworm culture in a small jar with coffee filter pads and an airstone, started out with about a teaspoon and now have several teaspoons after only a month! The fish love them, especially my puffer, and it's really easy! I would go with blackworms.

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How do you grow them? As my LFS has some that I could buy to start the culture. And I used to have scuds in the 1 gallon, but they all died out


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I literally took the vase, took some water from a water change I did on my 16, put in some coffee filter pads (brown paper towels work too, just don't use white or else the bleach will kill them) and set up an air pump, then bought about a teaspoon and they've been growing rapidly since! Just feed them every few days, I feed crushed flakes, and do a water change every week. The water level should only be 3-4 inches. I catch and feed them to my fish with a pipette. Hope this helped!

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