When I started constructing my current fish room I tried to compartmentalize each rack into a stand alone system. Thinking along those same lines, I constructed a rack specific to green water and other cultures. It’s nothing fancy and fits in well in my “working” fish room. Continue reading Green Water Rack
Over the summer, my son’s Red Eared Slider has been helping to generate loads of green water for the fish room. With this in mind, I though it would be a good time to venture back into culturing some Moina.
If you are not familiar with Moina, they are small freshwater crustaceans, commonly called “water fleas”, belonging the Daphnia family. I like them because newly hatched Moina average 430 µm and are just slightly larger than the smallest strain of newly hatched brine shrimp. Also, adult Moina are about half the size of common Daphnia with a higher protein content. They are simply fantastic live food for small fish. Continue reading Moina – A Love Hate Relationship