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  • Daphnia Culturing – How to Raise Daphnia

    Daphnia Culturing – How to Raise Daphnia
    How would you like to cultivate and raise your own separate tank of Daphnia (also known as water fleas)? These tiny plankton-like freshwater crustaceans grow to about 3 millimeters in length or less. They’re actually kind of cute looking as you watch them swim almost vertically in their tank. They live quite happily in large groups within a tank, so that you can harvest them when you need them to feed your fish, tadpoles, salamanders, newts, or aquatic insects.

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  • Red Cherry Shrimp "Neocardinia heteropoda" - Breeding - Detailed Version

    Red Cherry Shrimp "Neocardinia heteropoda" -  Breeding - Detailed Version
    Over the past few years, there has been a great deal of interest in keeping dwarf shrimp in the home, usually planted, aquarium. Keeping dwarf shrimp is fun, rewarding, and beneficial to the planted tank; but a word of warning – once you get hooked on these interesting creatures it is hard not to want to explore the more exotic and usual varieties.

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