Can Someone Help Me Id These? Help

Discussion in 'Freshwater Invertebrates' started by KiwiEnthusiast, Jun 18, 2018.

  1. KiwiEnthusiast

    KiwiEnthusiast Valued Member Member

    I bought some nitella off my local trading site and these guys came along with it. What are they? They breed like crazy. Was wondering if I could use them as an alternative food source, or am I best to keep them well away from my tank?

     
  2. Dch48

    Dch48 Well Known Member Member

    I can't tell what they are. Maybe Daphnia?
     
  3. OP
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    KiwiEnthusiast

    KiwiEnthusiast Valued Member Member

    Yeah, though a lot darker than the images I've found on google. They look transparent, but what I've got are almost black.
     
  4. Keystone

    Keystone Well Known Member Member

    They look like ostracods - seed shrimp to me
     
  5. OP
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    KiwiEnthusiast

    KiwiEnthusiast Valued Member Member

    Yes, thank you!
     
  6. Tsin21

    Tsin21 Well Known Member Member

    I have those in my tubs outside. My fishes love to munch on them and my friend feeds them to his goldfish fry.
     
  7. OP
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    KiwiEnthusiast

    KiwiEnthusiast Valued Member Member

    Interesting watch

     




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