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I set up a 40 gallon outside to culture daphnia which is currently sustaining a healthy population. It is bare bottom with potted plants for easy setup and take down. I am looking for a solution to grow out my fry (platy and swordtail) with what I have and was wondering if they would be okay in the daphnia culture. My current concerns are:

1) will the yeast that I feed the daphnia harm my fry? Typically I add a teaspoon or so and the water will be clouded with yeast for a few days.

2) Will the abundance of daphnia harm my fry via overfeeding or will the fry only eat when they are hungry?

3) Other concerns?
 

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Good question about the yeast on fish. I've always been paranoid about the yeast affecting the fish's gills.
Besides, the fry would eat all the daphnia so I raise them separately. Currently, I'm raising some fries in my shrimp tank, not minding them eating the baby shrimps.
 
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