Live Daphnia Pulex are small crustacean, which are great to use as a fresh food because they will exist in the tank water, until eaten by the fish. Live Fish food will improve vigor, color and more closely resemble the food found in the fish’s natural habitat, and full of good vital nutrients, packed with protein.
Daphnia ” Water Fleas” are filter feeders and can be very beneficial in ponds and aquariums as they help to clear green water, as well as providing a tasty meal for all freshwater fish.
Daphnia is not suitable for feeding to marine fish as they die quickly in salt water and may break down causing water deterioration.
Daphnia are small, planktonic crustaceans, between 0.2 and 5 mm in length. Daphnia are members of the order Cladocera, and are one of the several small aquatic crustaceans commonly called water fleas because of their salutatory swimming style (although fleas are insects and thus only very distantly related). They live in various aquatic environments
Fatal Attraction! Daphnia’s twitching motions in the water say “eat me” to any fish that gets close.
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