Daphnia Starter Culture for Sale in India -

Live Daphnia Starter Culture

  • Daphnia Starter Culture - Quantity approx 100 - 150ml.
  • Best live food for fish fries.
  • Customer can start 2 to 3 individual cultures in parallel from one starter culture.
  • Daphnia can be fed to Guppies, Bettas, Angel, Gold and almost all fresh water fish fries, juvenile and even some adult fishes.
  • Safe Packing - that ensure culture to be alive while delivery.

Price 625
Flat 125 Off
 Including Door Delivery

Deal price 499


 21 Sold

Daphnia Specifications

Dimensionslength 1.5mm and wide 0.75mm
Length Vs Width2 times lengthier than their width
ContainerAny larger container (4 litre per 100 daphnia)
Culture water mediumRain water, well water, aged water
Do not use tap waterDo not use municipal tap water sources that may contain chlorine contaminants that can harm Daphnia.
pH level of culture water6.5 to 8.5pH
Temperature18-22°C (64-72°F)
FoodSpirulina algae, Chlorella algae, Green water, Microfeast, Active dry yeast, Wheat flour, Soy flour.
MaturityYoung ones matures by 5 to 10 days.
Reproduction RateDaphnia reproduce sexually or asexually and can have thousands of offspring.
Life span20 to 28 days

About Daphnia

*Daphnia are one of the finest and most universally accepted live foods for most fishes. Many fish species can be kept in excellent physical condition by feeding live daphnia to them several times per week. Daphnia are extremely effective at bringing many fish into spawning condition. This is especially true for goldfish, bettas, guppies etc.
*Daphnia received the name water flea due to their jerky swimming motions. Some types of Daphnia can be seen with the human eye, while others must be identified with a microscope. On the head there is a compound eye and a pair of antennae, which are used for swimming. Females are usually larger than males.

What is Daphnia Pulex Nutritional Value?

Crude Ash0.1%

How to culture Daphnia?

Required MaterialsCulture tank, De-Chlorinated pH between 6.5 to 8.5 water, temp 18-22°C, dry instant yeast and 12 hours light.
Step 0In order to culture Daphnia pulex, it is important to provide a source of light, food, and aeration. The light source for the culture can be either a natural source of light or a artificial lighting. High intensity lighting is desirable as it can allow cultivation of more phytoplankton, which can serve as a source of food.
Step 1Place the tank in bright light area 12 hrs light and 12 hrs dark.
Step 2Fill a container with chlorine-free water. Use a five to twenty-gallon (18.92 - 75.70 l) plastic tub or aquarium to house your Daphnia cultures. Daphnia will die in tap water because of the chlorine that it often contains. If you have an existing aquarium, use the water from the aquarium instead. You can also use distilled water. Its easier to monitor and watch your Daphnia if you use a glass aquarium.
Step 3Install a bubbler line or sponge filter in the tank. Dont use an airstone or mechanical filter, as small bubbles can cause buoyancy problems in daphnia, and mechanical filters can crush them. Use the lowest air setting to keep the water relatively calm.
Step 4Aim for a pH level between 6.5 to 8.5.. If the pH level of your water is too high or low, boil it to give it a neutral pH level. You can also used distilled water to reset the pH level to neutral. Most water is around 7 pH.
Step 5Keep the water temperature between 18-22°C (64-72°F). Daphnia cultures prefer cooler climates, so leave them in a cooler place like a basement or garage. If you are keeping the Daphnia cultures outside, make sure it doesn’t go above 22°C (72°F) or it will prevent the Daphnia from reproducing.
Step 6Consider setting up more than one culture. Having multiple tanks with different cultures will ensure that if one culture dies you’ll have a backup. Set up to three different tanks to house your Daphnia cultures.
Step 7Submerge the starter culture into the water. Place the container that the Daphnia arrived in into the water for around 30 minutes so that they can become acclimated to the temperature of the water.
Step 8Pour the Daphnia into the water. Open up the bag or container that the Daphnia came in and carefully pour them into your tank or container.

How to maintain daphnia culture?

Change 10-20% of the water every week.Remember that you shouldn’t use regular tap water when changing the water because it contains chlorine. You can use the old water from an existing aquarium or you can dechlorinated tap water. Drain 10-20% of the water from the container and replace it with the new water.
Use green water high in algae.Daphnia thrive in green water that has algae, so dont remove it if it starts to form in your container or tank. The Daphnia will feed off the algae in the water and can use it as a food source. If you want to create your own green water, you can do so by leaving a bin filled with water and a handful of grass clippings uncovered for several days Plant fertilizer can also create green algae filled water.
Blend the yeast in water and pour the same into culture medium.You can purchase dry instant yeast from us or at a grocery store. When you add the yeast to the water, it will become cloudy and become food for Daphnia. Re-feed them only when water become clear.
Examine the clarity of the water the next day.The water should be clear the next day. If it’s cloudy, it’s an indication that you’re feeding them too much. Lower the amount of yeast you feed the Daphnia. If the water clears up before the 24 hours is over, it means that you need to feed the Daphnia more. Adjust the food levels until they eat all of the yeast over a 24 hour period.
Monitor the health of your Daphnia cultures every day.Daphnia communities can die off from temperature changes, overfeeding, or overcrowding. Avoid changing their environment drastically and monitor the tank to make sure you are feeding them enough. If you notice that Daphnia are becoming overcrowded, harvest them more regularly

How to harvest daphnia?

Harvest 1/4 of the Daphnia after a week and a half.If your culture is strong, you can harvest 1/4 of the Daphnia population. Use a net that has holes large enough to let the baby Daphnia slip through, but small enough to catch the adults. Examine the Daphnia population before harvesting. If you notice they arent reproducing as fast as usual, delay the harvesting so their numbers can rise. A healthy Daphnia culture can be harvested daily or every other day once its stable depending on the size of the population.

Customer Reviews(8)

  • Ankush Khale
    Finally got daphnia pulex
    Yea finally got the best live food for fries that is Daphnia. Got the culture container in a week and they where little yellow in colour but it was alive. started 3 culture everything came very well. thanks
  • Jitendra Pandey
    You guys made my work simple
    First i want to appreciate the initiative made by u guy u made all the cultures available in one spot. Got my cultures in 4 days, packing was bit hard to unbox, good customer suport, all cultures where fine, now am feeding my fishes with different feeding schedule. Thanks guys
  • Bharath Kumar
    Daphnia is good food for fries
    After searching in internet for a long time I finally found daphnia here. Got the culture in a week when, daphnia(s) was not much active. then i found it was due to transportation shock. now i have 3 cultures running sucessfully for 2months
  • Anoop Vasudevan
    Awesome food for bettas
    I am betta breeder in kerala. I could not find daphnia anywere in my locality just got it here. culturing in large scale. thanks
  • Bhaskar RAJ Lal
    Daphnia culture
    I am from Delhi and ordered daphnia culture for my fishes. It is the only site in my notice e who has a great variety of live worm cultures available for hobbiests. My order was a bit late but reached almost safely with live daphnia though few were alive but considering the extreme climate in Delhi... It was still a great achievement and I have no issues at all... Just hope that the culture survives with few daphnae. Prompt people... Good approach with customers... I will recommend the site to the needy...please all my friends understand the climatic condition before you give a bad review.. Very good work... Keep it up... I am ordering GRINDAL WORMS too...Thanks for culture..
  • Rajesh
    Best Shop For Fish Keepers
    This is THE BEST one stop store for fish food, live feeds and Bettas. I bought a daphnia culture and the amount of support that you guys beats even big online platforms, I will definitely like to order more from you guys. Thank you Balaji and Arun for the constant support, keep up the good work.
  • K. Viswanathan
    Requirement of daphnia culture
    I am viswanathan from gummidipondi, 601201, tamilnadu. I need daphnia culture. Could you please tell me How much cost including mode of transportation. After getting daphnia i will write my grade.
  • Partha
    Thanks, now I can start with what I had dreamt to!!
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