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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #124

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>Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 07:29:37 -0500
>From: neil.anderson at asbury_edu
>Subject: Daphnia
>For years I have been told the benefits of live daphnia as a food for
>freshwater fishes (beginning with my reading of Innes' Exotic Tropical Fish
>nearly 40 years ago as a kid).  I was recently reminded of this during an
>outbreak of green water.  Although I didn't try it (I cleared the tank with
>a diatom filter), some suggested that I introduce live daphnia as a algae
>control measure.  I've seen freeze-dried daphnia in the LFS but never live.
>Can anyone enlighten myself and others on how one goes about securing 
>raising live daphnia?  I would think that daphnia strained from local
>streams and ponds would be risky in terms of introducing unwanted 
>Dr. Neil D. Anderson
>Asbury College
>Dept. of Bible and Theology
>Wilmore, Kentucky  USA
>Office: (606) 858-3511 ext. 2455
>E-mail: neil.anderson at asbury_edu

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