are freshwater planktonic filter-feeding microorganisms. They are commonly
referred to as water fleas due to the hopping motion they make when moving about
in the water. Daphnia provide two primary vitamins that are of vital importance to fish —
vitamins A and D. Vitamin A is essential for the growth and development of fish,
and it also serves as an excellent anti-infective agent. Vitamin D is primarily
responsible for the production of bone, and all vertebrates are therefore
dependent on it.
Daphnia also offer small amounts of vitamins B and C, which
vary in quantity depending on what foods the Daphnia have consumed. Vitamin B
supports tissue growth and stimulates appetite. Vitamin C aids in skin formation
and coloration. Finally, Daphnia provide protein, carbohydrates (sugars and
starches) and fats.
There are numerous advantages to offering live Daphnia to your fish in
comparison to a diet consisting exclusively of dried foods. Dried foods
typically lack essential vitamins. Daphnia provide the necessary vitamins in
proportionally balanced quantities. Because they are a live food, Daphnia
activate a fish’s instinct to hunt. Overfeeding Daphnia to aquarium fish will
not pollute aquarium water because they will live until eaten later on.
Daphnia are an ideal size of live feed for most small- to mid-sized fishes
(guppies, platies, molies, bettas, gourami, etc.) and fish fry. Live foods are
vital to the good health and nutrition of aquarium fish. They are what fish eat
in nature, and a necessity for promoting a successful breading program and
raising the fry.
We are pleased to offer live Daphnia for online ordering!
Our kit includes:
1. Live Daphnia starting culture.
2. Setup instructions manual.
3. Specially formulated Daphnia food.
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Orders are shipped to addresses in Australia only.