How to successfully breed daphnia

How to successfully breed daphnia

- Categories : Daphbio

Set-up process:

  1. As soon as you receive your daphnids, you should place them in a container of your choice: a northern aquarium, a plastic or wooden barrel, a flowerpot, a jar, etc. (Any container is suitable, but make sure that the water temperature is not too high, and protect them from the sun in spring, summer and autumn). Preferably use aged water without chlorine or directly from your aquarium water changes, as long as it is not too full of organic matter. 

  2. Place 1 or 2 small oak, willow, fruit tree or other leaves in the bottom of the container. 

  3. Then pour in the bottle of Daphnia Food, referring to its dosage. 

  4. The daphnia are harvested twice a week with a fine-mesh net, but you should always leave at least 1/3 of the population to replenish. 
The larger the container in terms of water volume, the more daphnia you will have.

Note that the colour of daphnia can vary from an orange-red to diaphanous green.