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    Which LFS still selling live daphnia aka boon??

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    Hi guys,
    anyone know any LFS in central area still selling boon? I checked out 3 LFS in TPY but none selling. I got this information from arofanatics forum, last update 2012. Can help me to confirm if these LFS still selling? blk 51 TPY not selling anymore. For Sim drive, I not sure which LFS the person refering to as I only saw one LFS that specialize in ADA stuffs. Thank You~

    West
    1. Blk 306 Beside CCK Interchange, Hong Yang Aquarium (boon)
    2. Blk 217A Jurong East St 21, Eight Star Aquarium (boon)
    3. Clementi Blk 328 (bbs)
    5. Ah Hock, 96 Sungei Tengah Rd
    6. Blk 537 Bt gombak (boon)

    East
    1. OTF at Pasir Ris Farmway (boon)
    2. 822 Fishing and Tackles Shop, Tampines St 82, Block 822
    3. Sims Drive - (Boon) (The blk next to the market) *Very clean boon*
    3. Sincere @ 35 Pasir Ris Farmway 2 Lot E1- fresh n frozen BBS
    4. Blk 85 Bedok Market (Boon)
    5. Ding Feng Aquarium - Blk 84 Bedok North St 4 #01-07
    6. Kohaku Aquarium - blk 416 Bedok North Avenue 2 (boon)

    North
    1. Aquastar @ Yishun Blk 934 (boon)
    2. That Aquarium @ Yishun Blk 618 (boon)
    3. GoNature Blk 932 (boon)
    4. Fu Hae Aquarium, Serangoon North Ave 2
    5. Lam Hong Aquarium, Ang Mo Kio Ave 4 (dunno what block, beside the hawker centre)
    6. Petmart, Blk 151 Serangoon North Ave 2 (instant bbs & bbs)
    7. Biotope Aquarium at Blk 167 Woodlands St 11 #02-19 (bbs)
    8. Hougang Ave 8 Blk 684 (boon)
    9. Sea View(nan yang) at jalan kayu.(boon)*only week ends
    10. Seletar farmway, 8 Kim Hai
    11.Pets Boutique : Block 117, AMK Central #01-3501F (Boon)
    (Call before u go to check they have stock.)

    Central
    1. TPY Blk 51 - (Boon) (After 2pm) <not selling anymore>

    South
    1. Wu Hu Aquarium -71 Seng Poh Rd (pre-order)

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    Re: Which LFS still selling live daphnia aka boon??

    I can confirm Hong Yang at CCK still have ready supply of daphnia moina (aka "boon"), recently got a batch from them to replenish my moina culture.
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    Re: Which LFS still selling live daphnia aka boon??

    Thanks Urban Aquaria. XD Trying to look for boon near my area so don't have to keep travel.
    Went to seaview few days ago to buy some stuffs then also asked about boon. Boss asked me come on sat morning as it's kinda hot-selling.

    West
    -Hong Yang Aquarium, 306 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4 Beside CCK Interchange (boon) <confirmed>
    -96 Sungei Tengah Rd (boon)
    -Ah Hock Aquarium (boon)
    -Polyart, Blk 328 Clementi Avenue 2 #01-194 (bbs)
    -Eight Star Aquarium, Blk 217A Jurong East St 21 (boon)
    -Blk 537 Bt gombak (boon)

    East
    -OTF Aquarium, Pasir Ris Farmway (boon) <most likely>
    -Sincere, 35 Pasir Ris Farmway 2 Lot E1- fresh n frozen BBS
    -822 Aquarium & Fishing Tackles, Blk 822 Tampines Street 81
    -Blk 85 Bedok North Market (Boon)
    -Ding Feng Aquarium - Blk 84 Bedok North St 4 #01-07 (boon)
    -Kohaku Aquarium - blk 416 Bedok North Avenue 2 (boon) <last info nov2014>
    -Sims Drive, (The blk next to the market) *Very clean boon*

    North
    -That Aquarium, Blk 618 Yishun Ring Road (boon) <most likely>
    -Sea View(nan yang) at jalan kayu.(boon)*only week ends <confirmed>
    -Kim Hai Orchid farm, 78 Seletar West Farmway 8 (boon)
    -Fwu Hae Pet Shop, 151 Serangoon North Avenue 2
    -Petmart, 151 Serangoon North Avenue 2 (instant bbs & bbs)
    -Natural View Aquarium, Blk 684 Hougang Avenue 8 (boon)
    -Pets Boutique, Blk 711 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 #01-3501F (Boon)

    Central

    South
    -Wu Hu Aquarium, 71 Seng Poh Rd (pre-order) <last info nov 2014>

    Closed down:
    Aquastar, Yishun Blk 934
    Lam Hong Aquarium, Ang Mo Kio Ave 4
    GoNature
    Biotope Aquarium, Blk 167 Woodlands St 11 #02-19 (bbs)

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    Re: Which LFS still selling live daphnia aka boon??

    For Y618 (that aq) they still sell but you've got to make a call to confirm before you head down XD

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    Re: Which LFS still selling live daphnia aka boon??

    Thanks SwordZ for your info. XD btw where's the forum edit button? I can't find it.

    West
    -Hong Yang Aquarium, 306 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4 Beside CCK Interchange (boon) <confirmed>
    -96 Sungei Tengah Rd (boon)
    -Ah Hock Aquarium (boon)
    -Polyart, Blk 328 Clementi Avenue 2 #01-194 (bbs)
    -Eight Star Aquarium, Blk 217A Jurong East St 21 (boon)
    -Blk 537 Bt gombak (boon)

    East
    -OTF Aquarium, Pasir Ris Farmway (boon) <confirmed>
    -Sincere, 35 Pasir Ris Farmway 2 Lot E1- fresh n frozen BBS
    -822 Aquarium & Fishing Tackles, Blk 822 Tampines Street 81
    -Blk 85 Bedok North Market (Boon)
    -Ding Feng Aquarium - Blk 84 Bedok North St 4 #01-07 (boon)
    -Kohaku Aquarium - blk 416 Bedok North Avenue 2 (boon) <last info nov2014>
    -Sims Drive, (The blk next to the market) *Very clean boon*

    North
    -That Aquarium, Blk 618 Yishun Ring Road Phone: 6758 5488 (boon) *call before going <confirmed>
    -Sea View(nan yang) at jalan kayu.(boon) *only week ends <confirmed>
    -Kim Hai Orchid farm, 78 Seletar West Farmway 8 (boon)
    -Fwu Hae Pet Shop, 151 Serangoon North Avenue 2
    -Petmart, 151 Serangoon North Avenue 2 (instant bbs & bbs)
    -Natural View Aquarium, Blk 684 Hougang Avenue 8 (boon)
    -Pets Boutique, Blk 711 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 #01-3501F (Boon)

    Central

    South
    -Wu Hu Aquarium, 71 Seng Poh Rd (pre-order) <last info nov 2014>


    Went to OTF aquarium today. Asked about the auntie about the boon supply. The auntie said that every day will have unless rainy day. I got myself a pack of boon @ $1 and some rosbara merah which I thought it's mosquito rosbara. At first I was shock at the price, $1.50 as seaview selling mosquito rosbara 60cents each. But later when I reached home I realize it's slightly different from my loner, mosquito rosbara but my loner mix with R. merah well. They do sell shrimp individually. Red rili @ $4.50, yellow shrimp @ $6, fire red @ $3, sakura, CRS, not sure is blue bee or tiger. They sell a variety of guppies too. There're few tanks with plants that are very health and clean.

    As I'm on the way home, I passed by an aquarium farm that caught my eyes. So I decided to go in and take a look. It's a very old aquarium, Hiap Khoon aquarium trading, man by 2 uncles in their golden age. They have a variety of fishes at an attractive price. There's a small section of aquarium equipments but I didn't go and take a look. Interesting place to visit if you are near pasir ris farm way 2. XD You can get can drinks @ $1 too.

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    Re: Which LFS still selling live daphnia aka boon??

    Quote Originally Posted by Bern C View Post
    Asked about the auntie about the boon supply. The auntie said that every day will have unless rainy day.
    Yeah, i also get that response when i ask some of the LFS about their live food supply schedules, they always mention "will have unless rainy day"... i keep wondering why the weather dictates those live food deliveries, is it because the suppliers can't harvest their outdoor ponds when its raining? or they ride bicycle to deliver the stocks so its a traveling hazard? Quite puzzling.
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    Re: Which LFS still selling live daphnia aka boon??

    I am thinking it might due to unable to harvest too... XD Maybe rainy day the boon hide at the bottom of the pond scared got washed away?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bern C View Post
    I am thinking it might due to unable to harvest too... XD Maybe rainy day the boon hide at the bottom of the pond scared got washed away?
    I think selling boons is not profitable unless people are willing to pay a high premium price for it.
    It is not easy to cultivate boons because the culture can die easily due to their extreme sensitivity
    to water conditions.

    But if someone skilful enough can manage to to keep a large culture going, he/she can make a living
    by setting up a scheduled regular delivery service by bicyle to a few neighborhoods.

    Many fish keepers love to feed boons to their precious darling fishes. And fishes also go crazy over boons.
    LIFE IS UNBEARABLE WITHOUT A FISH TANK!!!

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    Re: Which LFS still selling live daphnia aka boon??

    Yeah... I agree, I think need a large tank or pond to cultivate them in order to be cost effective.
    Almost 1/2 of my boon died on the 3rd day. I think my 1g container are too small for them. I heard boon(moina) is easier to culture compare to daphnia. After they crush, they will auto reset after days or week under the right water parameter?

    Btw any LFS selling daphnia pulex or magna?

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    Re: Which LFS still selling live daphnia aka boon??

    Quote Originally Posted by Bern C View Post
    Yeah... I agree, I think need a large tank or pond to cultivate them in order to be cost effective.
    Almost 1/2 of my boon died on the 3rd day. I think my 1g container are too small for them. I heard boon(moina) is easier to culture compare to daphnia. After they crush, they will auto reset after days or week under the right water parameter?na

    Btw any LFS selling daphnia pulex or magna?
    It appear that only the tiny moinas can survive here, not bigger daphnia or magna. In the olden days, it's easy to find bigger daphnia when many ponds exist in undeveloped areas.
    I remember as a small child, I used to net them in thick red lumps in the net. In those days, I used to feed a lot of guppies with those red daphnia.
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    =( Moina is just nice for my Mosquito rasbora but too small for my guppy. I didn't know moina is around the same size as cyclops. XD My guppies do eat moina but I feel like it's not convenience for them. XD I want red daphina!!
    Is it possible to be able to find them in those forested areas? or Pulau Ubin? XD

    Bukit brown got a nice slow flowing steam dunno have or not. XD
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    Re: Which LFS still selling live daphnia aka boon??

    Quote Originally Posted by Bern C View Post
    =( Moina is just nice for my Mosquito rasbora but too small for my guppy. I didn't know moina is around the same size as cyclops. XD My guppies do eat moina but I feel like it's not convenience for them. XD I want red daphina!!
    Is it possible to be able to find them in those forested areas? or Pulau Ubin? XD

    Bukit brown got a nice slow flowing steam dunno have or not. XD
    It may be possible to find the, at Pulau Ubin, Malaysia, Thailand etc. maybe you can try asking some residents there.
    Moina is not suitable for adult fish. Daphnia Magna (Big Bad Boons) are very good.

    Daphnia are not found in streams, only at ponds.
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    Re: Which LFS still selling live daphnia aka boon??

    Daphnia moina is most commonly sold locally and used in local aquaculture because they can tolerate high population densities and can live and breed in a wider range of parameters and higher temperatures, way more adaptable than the other daphnia species... though they are not invincible and will still die off in adverse conditions.

    You can usually only find daphnia in ponds whereby there are no small fishes (ie. like the isolated ponds and large culture tubs at farms), otherwise those small fishes would have wiped out most of the daphnia population already.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bern C View Post
    Yeah... I agree, I think need a large tank or pond to cultivate them in order to be cost effective.
    Almost 1/2 of my boon died on the 3rd day. I think my 1g container are too small for them. I heard boon(moina) is easier to culture compare to daphnia. After they crush, they will auto reset after days or week under the right water parameter?
    I agree, the best method to maintain a good sized daphnia culture would be a large tub or small pond, seeded with lots of decomposing organic matter to generate ample bacteria and green water as micro-foods, just dedicated to breeding the moina. As always, its all about the stocking ratio of livestock vs water volume. Larger water volume can sustain more livestock with less care.

    Keeping them in small containers can hold them temporarily for a short while but eventually most of them will die due to severe overcrowding, rapid oxygen depletion, toxic parameters going through the roof and lack of suitable suspended food for them to feed on to survive. They also have super short lifespans (i read somewhere its only around 12 days), so if you see the population decreasing it could also just be due to the old ones dying and not enough new ones being born to replace them.

    So far the best i can do is keep a small culture going for around a month in a cycled 10 liter tank with gentle sponge filter and regular controlled feedings (yeast + spirulina mix) and regular harvesting (50% of the moina every few days, have to do that or else they overpopulate and crash). I estimate the amount of moina that live in that tank environment is only around a teaspoon worth (probably just 10% the amount in those $1 bags of moina), so its not alot, just enough to feed as occasional weekly snacks to the fishes.

    Btw, when a culture crashes completely (as in no moina left at all), they can only recover if the moina laid resting eggs beforehand, otherwise they wouldn't hatch and re-populate. And it'll take a while to build up the population again from the eggs. I guess it'll be easier to just buy more daphnia from the LFS to replenish the culture anyways.
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    Re: Which LFS still selling live daphnia aka boon??

    Thanks tetrakid and urban aquaria for the information. XD will check out the ponds that I chance upon. Will find one day go for daphnia hunting then update you guys if found it.

    @Urban Aquaria

    Yeah... a lot of my daphnia died. @[email protected] I placed some in a jar, most into the 1g container and left some in the bag.
    So far the one in the bag with the original water has the lowest fatality rate, 5%. I feed the bag one with shrimp food and it seem to work. Still monitoring.
    Then the jar I feeding them with hay infusion which i made very long ago, months back. XD It's actually made as a mosquito bait so I can't remember if I added in BTI, a bacterial that used to kill mosquito larvae. But I think by now all the bacterial and infusoria should be dead as I left it in a sealed container without exposing to light. I wanna make a new infusion but can't find my hay.
    The daphnia in the 1g container are fed with yeast and green water from TPY garden pond. Still cultivating the green water. XD I was thinking of trying out the water used to wash the rice. Also soy powder. XD Trying things that I can easily access.
    Hahaha... Still trying out all kinds of stuff. Not sure if I am crude to them. @[email protected]

    Thanks a lot for your valuable information. I will get a bigger tank but I don't think I will add a filter due power supply constraint. I added hornwort into the tank for generating oxygen and also absorb ammonia. But I not sure if the hornwort will absorb too much of the nutrients. Do you think I should remove them? Also how often do you remove the dead daphnia and do WC?

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    Re: Which LFS still selling live daphnia aka boon??

    Quote Originally Posted by Bern C View Post
    The daphnia in the 1g container are fed with yeast and green water from TPY garden pond. Still cultivating the green water. XD I was thinking of trying out the water used to wash the rice. Also soy powder. XD Trying things that I can easily access.
    Hahaha... Still trying out all kinds of stuff. Not sure if I am crude to them. @[email protected]
    Yeah, just have to be careful when feeding yeast and green water, you have to make sure its not too much that the yeast fouls the water (or the green water uses up all the oxygen), so its a matter of trial and error. I usually feed just enough to very lightly cloud or tint the water, once the water clears, then i feed abit more. Smaller more frequent feedings is better than large infrequent feedings.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bern C View Post
    I will get a bigger tank but I don't think I will add a filter due power supply constraint. I added hornwort into the tank for generating oxygen and also absorb ammonia. But I not sure if the hornwort will absorb too much of the nutrients. Do you think I should remove them? Also how often do you remove the dead daphnia and do WC?
    Having plants in the tank can help, though you'll also need to provide them sufficient light to photosynthesize and take up nutrients effectively too.

    For maintenance, i basically use a fine net to scoop out most of the molted shells and dead moina from the bottom of the tank every week during water change (or when i see it accumulating). Water change is simply done with a measuring cup, i scoop out the tank water and pour it though a brine shrimp net, get the collected moina and feed them to my other tanks, discard the old water and then re-fill the culture tank with fresh de-chlorinated water.
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    Re: Which LFS still selling live daphnia aka boon??

    Quote Originally Posted by Urban Aquaria View Post
    Yeah, just have to be careful when feeding yeast and green water, you have to make sure its not too much that the yeast fouls the water (or the green water uses up all the oxygen), so its a matter of trial and error. I usually feed just enough to very lightly cloud or tint the water, once the water clears, then i feed abit more. Smaller more frequent feedings is better than large infrequent feedings.



    Having plants in the tank can help, though you'll also need to provide them sufficient light to photosynthesize and take up nutrients effectively too.

    For maintenance, i basically use a fine net to scoop out most of the molted shells and dead moina from the bottom of the tank every week during water change (or when i see it accumulating). Water change is simply done with a measuring cup, i scoop out the tank water and pour it though a brine shrimp net, get the collected moina and feed them to my other tanks, discard the old water and then re-fill the culture tank with fresh de-chlorinated water.
    I think I overfed during my 1st feeding till the water became milky. The daphnia like having little problem swimming. This time round will feed them bit by bit.

    Oh.... Okz. I will try do water change this weekend.

    Million thanks for your tips

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    Re: Which LFS still selling live daphnia aka boon??

    If I live in the USA, I will definitely have a big daphnia culture tank.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihN9416GVQU

    If you want to succeed in Daphnia culturing, you must treat the Daphnia as your pet fish so you will pay full attention and care to them.
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    Re: Which LFS still selling live daphnia aka boon??

    WOW..... I want a tank like that too XD The magna look cute... like a fat bird with small little wings. Can keep as pet. XD Will treat them as my pet now.
    I am thinking of getting pulex since they can tolerate higher temperature than magna.

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    Re: Which LFS still selling live daphnia aka boon??

    Quote Originally Posted by Bern C View Post
    WOW..... I want a tank like that too XD The magna look cute... like a fat bird with small little wings. Can keep as pet. XD Will treat them as my pet now.
    I am thinking of getting pulex since they can tolerate higher temperature than magna.
    Actually, it is possible you can keep Daphnia Magna (Big Bad Boons) as pets here. Just set up a chiller tank like countless shrimp lovers. The boons will make wonderful pets. In fact, many young people have been keeping brine shrimps (Sea Monkeys) as pets for close to a century, lol.
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    Re: Which LFS still selling live daphnia aka boon??

    Quote Originally Posted by tetrakid View Post
    Actually, it is possible you can keep Daphnia Magna (Big Bad Boons) as pets here. Just set up a chiller tank like countless shrimp lovers. The boons will make wonderful pets. In fact, many young people have been keeping brine shrimps (Sea Monkeys) as pets for close to a century, lol.
    Yeah.. Last time I used to have Sea Monkeys as pet. XD For Magna in chiller tank will be too costly for me. The electricity bill @[email protected] Maybe can try 1 bottle in the fridge. =X

    Currently I using algae wafers to feed Daphnia and find it not bad. I leave an algae wafer in a cup of water for 10-15min. Then mash and stir it. Filter the algae wafer through a brine shrimp net. Instant green water. XD
    I just found my hay... I going to try hay infusion next. I also found some interesting source that stating hay is a stable method. Have you try this before?
    http://www.caudata.org/forum/f1173-a...e-feeding.html

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