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in-tank daphnia breeder

I am looking for ideas - either DIY or retail - for a self-sustaining daphnia breeder for in-tank. I would like to have the culture "spill-over" into the main tank in some way, either a cut portion at the top or a few tiny holes in the sides. I dont have room in back of my tank for a "proper" refugium and room inside the tank is limited (25g tall) to approx 8wx4hx3d

I was thinking of betta containers but what I have seen are too long and deep, and have slits on sides where all the daphnia would escape too soon and often

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How would you feed the daphnia?

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thats a concern. dunno what I could give them that wouldnt leach out into the tank
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Cyclops + moss = free tiny fish food forever.
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Having daphnia in the tank is probably not a good idea. If you add excel or do a simple water change, it'll kill them off. They need old aged tank water.


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Cyclops + moss = free tiny fish food forever.
Can you please elaborate?
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You can raise them outside. If you have a backyard and a kiddy pool, raise them there. They won't make it in the heat of summer but somewhere around 68F-70F is perfect.

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