Vendeur: hypsolebias (4.668) 99.5%, Lieu où se trouve: Glasgow, Glasgow (City of), Lieu de livraison: GB, Numéro de l'objet: 311693758492 Water Type: All Water Types, Unit Type: m², Brand: AquaSnack, Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom, Suitable For: Aphanius, Les Détails: Offering live Daphnia packed in sealed plastic bags filled with water. The price is for a lot of 5 (five) bags. You may order as many lots as you need. Daphnia, popularly known as water fleas, are small crustaceans that live in fresh water such as ponds, lakes, and streams. They serve as an important source of aquatic food. Feeding live Daphnia results in a remarkable improvement in the appearance, health and longevity of fish and other aquatic organisms. They mature in just a few days, so it does not take long to grow a stable culture. If fish could write, Daphnia would be at the top of their grocery list. These irresistible, tasty little morsels don't cause indigestion or constipation and are non-fattening. These little water fleas, as they are sometimes called, love to propagate, and are most enticed to do so in alkaline water (above pH 7.0) that is between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit, with medium light intensity. Incredibly, they are quite content in a relatively small volume of water as long as there is enough food and oxygen to support them. Daphnia provide two primary vitamins that are of vital importance to fish — vitamins A and D. Vitamin A is essential for the growth and development of fish, and it also serves as an excellent anti-infective agent. Vitamin D is primarily responsible for the production of bone, and all vertebrates are therefore dependent on it. Daphnia also offer small amounts of vitamins B and C, which vary in quantity depending on what foods the Daphnia have consumed. Vitamin B supports tissue growth and stimulates appetite. Vitamin C aids in skin formation and coloration. Finally, Daphnia provide protein, carbohydrates (sugars and starches) and fats.There are numerous advantages to offering Daphnia in comparison to a diet consisting exclusively of dried foods. Dried foods typically lack essential vitamins. Daphnia provide the necessary vitamins in proportionally balanced quantities. Because they are a live food, Daphnia activate a fish's instinct to hunt. Overfeeding Daphnia to aquarium fish will not pollute aquarium water because they will live until eaten later on. There are no difficult or costly requirements needed to cultivate Daphnia to adulthood. This is a good opportunity to start your own Daphnia culture if required, or you can just feed your fish straight away. Please have a look at this page http://www.caudata.org/daphnia/ for more info about Daphnia (background, culturing, and other information). Weekly orders are suggested to ensure freshness. Please note the live Daphnia are sent out on Fridays as this is when we get a delivery from the supplier. Must be ordered by the end of Monday for dispatch on the following Friday. If you miss the deadline, the delivery will be made the next week Friday. Please also note if we have extra in stock we will post at the first possible opportunity, that means you can receive it sooner than the expected delivery time. We strongly recommend express delivery service, otherwise live delivery can't be guaranteed. If there are any questions you have then please get in touch before you make a purchase. International customers please contact us for accurate postage calculations! Thanks for looking!