Originally Posted by indjo
If you age the whole culture and after a few 25-50% water changes every 2-4 weeks, parasites will die out without a host. .... IME 1 week is adequate to avoid parasites (direct tap water + direct sunlight).
But if you immediately use them, problems do happen.
After a few week of getting pond daphnia
I'll test them out with my fancy guppies
If they don't get sick or die in a month
I'll start to feed them to my betta
I've treat every culture the same way.
Even if it from a breeder or pond