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Re: [Killietalk] Daphnia questions..
Once they have been introduced, there is no way to separate them. The only
way to keep them out of your culture, is to keep your Green water culture
sterile from other pollutants and not exposed to any "wild" introductions. I
tried to use the green water that I have been getting from an outside tub.
The culture tended to crash rapidly because the copepods out competes with
the daphnia or moina I was culturing.
My intention is to start a new culture of pure green water (one consisting
of only one species of algae) and to culture the moina and daphnia in
covered containers. My most recent success with Moina was ended by what I
think was a nutritional deficiency and the culture ceased to function. I am
going to supplement the green water with a rotifer enrichment of one kind or
another. (probably Roto-Rich) Moina cannot survive alone on one food source
unless it is a mixture of ingreadiance. I ran out of green water and the
yeast I was feeding just wasn't enough.
Oh well. Live and learn!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph S." <nonamethefish at gmail_com>
To: "killifish discussion list" <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2006 10:09 PM
Subject: Re: [Killietalk] Daphnia questions..
> Interesting. Copepods tend to pollute my daphnia cultures(they are
> annoying as they are hard to harvest and some fish have trouble
> catching them).
> Hate to steer this off topic but is their any way to discourage them?
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