Care

Culture Techniques of Moina :

R.W. Rottmann, J. Scott Graves, Craig Watson and Roy P.E. Yanong 2 The Ideal Daphnia for Feeding Freshwater Fish Fry 1 Introduction Daphnia are small freshwater cladoceran crustaceans commonly called “water fleas.” This common name is the result not only of their size, but their short, jerky hopping movement in water. The genera Daphnia and …

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Decapping brine shrimp

Sherolyn-Basement Bettas Directions to decapsulate your own brine shrip eggs courtesy of The University Of Florida Website Decapsulating Brine Shrimp Eggs Craig Watson and Roy P.E. Yanong IntroductionBrine shrimp eggs are used throughout the world as a food for small fish in hatcheries. These eggs are really cysts which, if they are kept dry, can remain dormant …

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Mosquito Larvae

Sherolyn-Basement Bettas Yes.. some of us actually try to get mosquito larvae. The mosquitos are going to lay eggs somewhere, might as well be in a place you can add them to a tank of young Bettas. You are actually reducing the population of mosquitos that make it through their life cycle and making your Bettas very …

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Reviving Microworm Cultures

Sherolyn-Basement Bettas I have had my various micro worm [ micro, banana, walter ] cultures for three years. They have come through neglect and a move to Texas during the summer. Many times I thought they were too far gone to recover yet they came back roductive as ever. Even if they get funky and …

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Culturing Micro Worm

  Sherolyn-Basement Bettas The various micro-worm cultures are a great way to get your fry off to a good start. They are small in size and their wiggling attracts the fry and gets them eating at the crucial first days. The worms also stay alive in the water for a while giving the fry plenty …

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Hatching Brine Shrimp

Sherolyn-Basement Bettas If you have spawns growing out you need a continuous supply of baby brine shrimp. If you search the net there are various ways to hatch and harvest baby brine shrimp. What you will find is the big needs for shrimp are warm water and light.  For me, to satisfy those needs I …

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Vinegar Eels

Sherolyn-Basement Bettas After getting a successful spawn, you want to get your fry off to the best possible start to ensure getting them to adulthood. With Bettas, that means having live food small enough for them to eat and having it available as soon as they are ready to eat. Vinegar eels are a very …

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Adding Minerals Back to RO

Sherolyn-Basement Bettas For many different reason, breeders will use Reverse Osmosis or RO with their fish. Reverse Osmosis will remove everything in your water and leave it pure. But raising fish in water that has no minerals is not good for them, and if you have plants they will suffer as well. I found, when …

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Water around the World

  Sherolyn-Basement Bettas Many people will get their breeding stock over seas from breeders in Thailand. Their fish show great health and beautiful sturdy finnage. If you breed these fish at all, you will quickly realize their water quality affects everything from spawning to the condition of their fins. Curled fins and bent rays are …

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