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Live Daphnia Magna Culture for Sale
Daphnia magna is a small freshwater crustacean that is suitable for feeding various types of fish and other aquatic species. Reaching to up to 5 mm in length, Daphnia magna is one of the largest species of the order Cladocera. Smaller members of this orders are Daphnia pulex and Moina. These small crustaceans are collectively referred to as "water fleas." Due to their prolific nature and high nutritional value, they are widely used in aquaculture. Not only do fish love these irresistible treats, they are in fact highly beneficial for the fish as well. As a part of a balanced diet, Daphnia provide a great source of roughage for healthy digestion. In addition, the abundance of vitamin A and D especially in live Daphnia enables proper bone production for fish. Lack of it can cause stunted growth and bent spines, which are both commonly observed in fish in captivity. Routinely feeding Daphnia can improve fish’s coloration as well.