Culturing Live Foods is an essential guide for hobbyists who want to feed their aquatic pets a natural diet. It includes up-to- date, authoritative information on the best bacteria, worms, crustaceans, plants, shrimps, insects, and more to offer as nutritious foods for one's fishes, whether they are larvae, juveniles, or full-grown adults. It is also the first book to devote in-depth coverage to recently adopted live foods like rotifers, cyclops, Walter worms, blackworms, Dero worms, Halocardina and Neocardina shrimp, and Mysis shrimp.This comprehensive guide covers the most popular live foods for home aquaria, reviews their benefits, and gives step-by-step instructions on how to culture and harvest them. And not only does Culturing Live Foods focus on freshwater cultures, but it also includes cultures for saltwater aquaria. Also, some cultures detailed in the book can be used not only by aquarium hobbyists but also by amphibian and reptile hobbyists.This exclusive one-stop source of culturing information is a welcome innovation to obtaining information that once could only be found on the Internet and in outdated books.