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Copepod Cultures Needed for CFI

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#1 Guest_Casper_*

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 02:00 PM

JR of Conservation Fisheries is requesting a good freshwater copepod cultures they could either get or purchase. They wish to try some other food sources, especially for their Diamond Darters.
Help them out if you can...

#2 Guest_michifish_*

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 04:25 PM

Try Paul Sachs at www.aquaculturestore.com.

#3 Guest_Ken_*

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 10:40 PM

Another place I have gotten cultures from is: http://www.lfscultur...m/cultures.html

#4 Guest_Erica Lyons_*

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 09:21 PM

E-mail sent

I was emptying my 55 gallon tank's stand today I found a few vials with 10,000 eggs each or something like that of rotifer cysts. They're dry so I could ship them no problem (just the cost of a stamp for me, consider it a donation ;) ). I sent an e-mail to noturus@aol.com offering them if they'd like.

I've hatched them. They're pretty neat things. Gotta love life forms that are shelf stable.

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 02:01 PM

I had some super-tiny harpactocoids that showed up in my Moina barrels last year. When things thaw out I'll look for them again.

#6 Guest_Erica Lyons_*

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 07:05 PM

After meaning to for the past few day, I finally went and captured a video of the critters in my tank. I see copepods and a round thing that could be moina or daphnia; it's hard to tell.


I didn't add them to the tank on purpose. It's possible they came in on the freshwater plants or the zucchini, or they were in the kitty litter clay I use as substrate. I don't know.

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 10:58 AM

Most of those bugs are Cyclopoid copepods (Cyclops and relatives) - good food, but fast and evasive. I didn't see the round thing, but Ostracod is a good bet, especially if it has avoided being eaten in a tank with fish. Daphnia and Moina usually get snarfed up quick. They are all aquatic and must have come in with aquatic plants or fish - not on zucchini or dry kitty litter.

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