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Old 20th January 2008   #1
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Hi guys, i found a very simple solution to feeding Larvae daphnia. The majority of the problems seems to be that the water over the larvae needs to be quite shallow as to increase the saturation of daphnia so that the larvae can catch them. However these LED lights eg http://cgi.ebay.com/6-MINI-BOOK-LITE...QQcmdZViewItem when placed at one side of the tank will attract all the daphnia into a very and i mean VERY compact area (like moths to a lightbulb). All my larvae have very quickly realised that when they are hungry they just swim towards the light and its easy pickings.
It also prevents the larvae getting stressed out from their tails being messed with by the daphnia

Hope it helps. Ps. i am not the one selling the item on ebay it is merely an example



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I never had a problem feeding daphnia or brineshrimp. As our larvae were in clear containers (and some in tanks) the daphnia do tend to go to the end where most of the natural light comes in. But it's really only the first few days (to a week or so) after hatching they need the shallow water to hunt.



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Not knocking your idea (yes light works on Daphnia) but Kapo is right. The best idea is the shallow water. However I would venture from my own experience that not so shallow water is a better idea - it lengthens the time taken to feed by quite a bit. If you're raising something cannibalistic this cuts down on nipping.



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