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Re: Live Foods Digest V2 #153

Hello John,

Daphnia magna is a big water flee, but in my hands not very prolific. As
to production, you would probably do much better with D. pulex or a
related species, such as Moina macrocopa. Any *native* Daphnid species
should reproduce well in your water!

So, unless your fish will not eat small crustaceans, you will do much
better with native species.


George S

Live Foods Digest wrote:
> Live Foods Digest       Sunday, August 16 1998       Volume 02 : Number 153
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> Date: Sun, 16 Aug 1998 19:46:57 +0100 (BST)
> From: John Clare <clarej at tcd_ie>
> Subject: Newbie with a question
> Hi,
> My name is John Clare, and I'm a 4th year degree chemistry student in
> Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. I'm a coldwater aquarist and though I've
> cultured Brine Shrimp, I haven't really done much else.
> My problem is that I can't seem to get hold of Daphnia magna in Ireland,
> even from aquaria shops. There are wildtypes here, like Daphnia pulex, but
> I'm trying to get old of magna because of its size (I'm trying to feed
> fairly large fish). My question is, can anyone help me find
> a company that will mail order cultures to Ireland (I guess the company
> would have to be european, preferably from the UK or Ireland, otherwise
> they wouldn't have much chance of surviving the mail). Any help or
> information would be greatly appreciated.
> Regards,
> John
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