'ello all! I am considering setting up a freshwater copepod culture, and am wondering about how to do so. From what I have heard, conditions that promote daphnia also promote copepods...thus, I was planning on keeping them in a shallow animal watering trough and feeding them with sticks, hay, and/or guinea pig feed pellets (none of which would be eaten directly but, rather, would produce protozoans that I hope they would eat). Just a few question:
1 - If the trough had only a few inches of water in it, would the copepods need aeration?
2 - Do copepods need light like Daphnia do?
3 - Would such a culture need water changes? If so, would that be the best time to harvest them?
Thank you for any responses!
Edited by Joshaeus, 02 January 2016 - 03:54 PM.