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[Killietalk] moina, Japanese daphnia
Has anyone ever tried raising the daphnia, moina? They are very small in
size, a smidge smaller than brine shrimp. They are excellent food for
annual killie fry. I hear that the Asians use them for food for fry. It
sounds also that they would be cheaper and more economical than buying
brine shrimp. One can raise thousands in a one gallon container and do
this the entire year without much trouble. They are easier to raise than
raising magna daphnia. They are very nutritious - just think you can feed
these daphnia all sorts of good foods (carrots, peas, yeast, whole wheat
flour - all mixed with water and only a few drops a day will produce a lot
of daphnia. And all the time and money you will save from hatching out
brine shrimp. Or you could use brine shrimp as an extra nutritious food.
Just think, these little critters will even multiply in the fry tank. You
will never have to worry about overfeeding.
I thought that I would bring this to your attention. You may want to try
them as good food for you killies.
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