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> Those little 1 to 2 millimeter round ostracods are everywere. Their eggs
> are really tiny and could have come in on any of the plants or on the
> shells of the snails. I bet you had those little guys a long time before
> you noticed them. Fish never seem to get them all. I am beginning to
> suspect that Ostracod eggs are resistant to drying and bleach treatments,
> and who knows what else. They probably couldn't survive autoclaving or a
> direct nuclear hit, but that is only a hypothesis!
Anyone know where I can get a starter culture of these, and whether they
would make a good thing for feeding fry? If I kept a colony of adult
ostracods in a fry tank, could they be encourage to multiply fast enough to
be a primary food source?