Is This Daphnia?

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I got something from my aquarium. I think it's daphnia. Am I right? Can anyone help
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No, that's an Ostracod, also called a seed shrimp, though it is not a shrimp. They are similar in size and shape to Daphnia, but have harder shells that many fish don't like to eat. They can often pop up "spontaneously" in aquaria, I never figured out the exact way they got in, but you can get a large population of them if your tank has detritus and mulm in it.
 
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Can we feed it to fish? Is it good as daphnia?
 

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chromedome52 said:
No, that's an Ostracod, also called a seed shrimp, though it is not a shrimp. They are similar in size and shape to Daphnia, but have harder shells that many fish don't like to eat. They can often pop up "spontaneously" in aquaria, I never figured out the exact way they got in, but you can get a large population of them if your tank has detritus and mulm in it.
hmm will we ever find out how they get in....Like its just clean water....water makes bugs?
 

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