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Freshwater Copepod

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Live Copepod Culture for Sale

Freshwater copepods, Cyclops, constitute a vital part of the aquatic ecosystem. Measuring 0.5 - 3 mm in length, they are suitable for feeding larvae and early juvenile fish of various freshwater species. The extremely abundant copepods are found in nearly every natural freshwater habitat including rivers, lakes and even puddles. While providing a vital source of quality protein and overall nutritional value, copepods also allow accelerated flow of nutrients and minerals as they feed on small fragments of plant material and other aquatic detritus. Thus, copepods are considered one of the most important organisms in an aquatic ecosystem.