Daphnia is a water flea which is an excellent addition to the diet of all tropical, marine, coldwater fish and turtles.
Add Daphnia to the diet of your fish/turtle or even give them as a treat! When utilising Hugo Kamishi Freeze Dried Daphnia as part of the regular dietary regime for your aquarium inhabitants, it is recommended that you only feed as much as can be consumed within 5 minutes. After this time you should remove any food that is still remaining with a net. If providing as an extra treat it is strongly advised that you only add a tiny amount (a small pinch)
Facts about Hugo Kamishi Freeze Dried Daphnia:
Daphnia have a relatively short lifespan with a maximum of 2 months
They mature early and give birth within their first week of life
They then breed every 2 or 3 days for the rest of their lives
Each Daphnia can produce up to 400 offspring
One of the most widely found crustaceans in lakes, ponds and streams is the ‘water flea’ otherwise known as Daphnia. These minuscule animals are generally less than 3mm in size. As a result, you could quite easily put dozens of them on a single fingernail! However, they’re not really fleas at all. Actually, they are not even insects! Daphnia are actually crustaceans and are much more closely related to crabs and shrimp than fleas.
With regards to the eco-system and food chain of ponds and lakes, water fleas are crucial. They consume the even smaller algae cells that, via photosynthesis, convert sun energy into food. This energy is then passed on to all the other animals that consume the water fleas like fish or any other predators. If you like toeat trout then you really owe a huge debt of gratitude to the humble Daphnia!
Hugo say “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relatives.”