NANFA-- daphnia

geoff (
04 Jun 2004 21:04:00 -0400

I'm starting to believe in spontaneous generation.

A couple of weeks ago, I brought a 55 gallon tank outside to clean it.
After cleaning it, I neglected to bring it back in. Then, it rained 8
inches last week. Along the way, a bunch of algae grew in the tank.

Tonight, I was checking the tank to see if any mosquitos had laid eggs
in the tank.

They hadn't but the tank is chock full of daphnia. Two weeks ago, this
tank was totally empty and very clean.

I would like very much to maintain a culture of daphnia in the fish room
as a source of food for my pygmy sunfish and any juvenile fish that I am
fortunate enough to breed.

Any ideas on how to set this up? I have a couple of 15 gallon cattle
feed containers that I would be more than willing to use.

Geoff Kimber
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