Originally Posted by Gillie
Daphnia don't do well in filtered water, it removes their food. Daphnia are typically cultured in tanks aerated by an airstone and fed greenwater or yeast.
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I read a lot of different posts online about them. And they all differ. People say no air stone because the small bubbles will kill them. Then some say keep a small sponge filter with them, they can pick food off of it, but make sure there are 10bps tops as smaller rapid bubbles will kill them.
The store I got the culture from said they go nuts for shrimp pellets. So I'm going to feed them in the tank, I ground up shrimp pellets and algae wafers in the blender and put the mixture in little squirt bottles. We'll see what happens. So far they've been in the tank with the pipefish for 4 days and there are still a lot.
I have a culture on the side as well just in case it doesn't work out as planned.
Gillie, I'm going to introduce a colony of neocardinia shrimp to provide another self sustaining food source. The tank is a 20 gallon, I have 2 sponge filters and one nano hang on with chemipure in it just to hold the carbon and create a little more flow.
How many shrimp would be safe to introduce to the tank at once? I found 50 culls for 30$ shipped. Is that too many to add all at once?
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