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Old 01-17-2011, 06:47 PM   #1 
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Question What is Daphnia?

I picked up some stuff at the store today and war reading through the betta foods at the pet store. I found this stuff called Daphnia. I was reading it and it says its very good for fish including bettas. So I bought it and gave eatch betta a small sprinkle of it. Well they went ga ga over this stuff. My plakat was leaping as he at it. I guess it was a good buy.

Do any of you guys use this stuff?
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:55 PM   #2 
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I believe Daphnia are pretty microscopic (or rather, damn small) crustaceans.... I forget the non-scientific name for them, XD

I don't use them myself but I heard they're pretty popular
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:57 PM   #3 
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It cost me $8 for the stuff and yeah, they are super small. Its like powdered sand. For the amount I got it should last me a long time!
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:43 PM   #4 
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Up here they're know as water fleas because they resemble them under a microscope. Examined them in class once.
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:48 PM   #5 
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I do, my bettas love this stuff.
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:57 PM   #6 
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will it cause parasites?
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Old 01-18-2011, 02:24 PM   #7 
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will it cause parasites?
I don't think so. Its a freeze dried food. I think its pretty safe. Its good for fish with bloat, works like a laxative. But it also has things in it that really help your fish thrive. Just one day of feeding it and I see this morning all my fish are playing and very energetic! I am forever going to buy this stuff! Worth the $!
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i have the frozen kind. if you say its safe then i will give some to my clan today lol
i've been alittle apprehensive about it.
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Old 01-18-2011, 02:52 PM   #9 
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i have the frozen kind. if you say its safe then i will give some to my clan today lol
i've been alittle apprehensive about it.
Yeah, the research I did on the net said this stuff came highly recommended by top betta breeders. They only need a very small amount. I swear its like crack from them XD
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Yeah, the research I did on the net said this stuff came highly recommended by top betta breeders. They only need a very small amount. I swear its like crack from them XD
lol ok thanks for the help
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