Aquarium fish grow faster and are easier to breed when fed live foods as part of their diet. In fact, most killifish are very difficult to breed unless they are conditioned with live foods. Fortunately, many live foods are easy to culture. Culturing can be less expensive than buying live foods. AquaFood offers a variety of live starter cultures ...
Aquarium fish grow faster and are easier to breed when fed live foods as part of their diet. In fact, most killifish are very difficult to breed unless they are conditioned with live foods. Fortunately, many live foods are easy to culture. Culturing can be less expensive than buying live foods. AquaFood offers a variety of live starter cultures to ensure that your fish and especially fry will always have a plentiful supply of food.
Banana Worms are the smallest of the "micro" worm cultures, less than half the size of Microworms. They ideal alternative to newly hatched brine shrimp, but with the added bonus of an endless supply. Feeding fry live food instead of powdered flake food or similar increases the survival rate for most species and will also aid rapid growth and development.
Vinegar eels are tiny white worms. They are great food for very small fry. The great thing about vinegar eel culture is that it's a no-brainer. There is no maintenance work involved and the eels have the ability to control their own population. The culture never crashes as long as there's sufficient food and air.
Paramecium is one of the best live foods for the smallest fry. Culturing Paramecium is relatively easy but your vessels need to be maintained on a rotational basis in order to keep the culture going. Paramecia multiply mostly by fission, with a little sex on the side from time to time. This flexible strategy helps them multiply very fast, so your culture...
Grindal Worms (Enchytraeus buchholzi) are a smaller relative of the White Worm, but usually only grow to about 10 mm and thus are an ideal size for most killifishes, rainbowfishes, etc. including both adults and larger fry (juveniles).
Our Brine Shrimp eggs are from the Grate Salt Lake (USA) and are without doubt one of the best quality eggs available on the market today. Minimum hatch-out of 225000 nauplii (baby brine shrimp) per gram of cysts following a 24 hour incubation period. Based on the most recent harvest, this equates to a hatch-out of over 90%!
Phytoplankton (Green Water) are the autotrophic (self feeding) components of the plankton community and a key part of oceans, seas and freshwater basin ecosystems. Phytoplankton is one of the best live foods for the smallest fry.
Daphnia, popularly known as water fleas, are small crustaceans that live in fresh water such as ponds, lakes, and streams. They serve as an important source of aquatic food. Feeding live Daphnia results in a remarkable improvement in the appearance, health and longevity of fish and other aquatic organisms. They mature in just a few days, so it does not...
Rotifers are an important part of the freshwater zooplankton, being a major foodsource and with many species also contributing to the decomposition of soil organic matter. Rotifers are small (50-1000 µm) zooplankton that occur in freshwater, brackish, and marine environments.