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Re: Live Foods Digest V3 #183/4 visitors: seed shrimp?

If the visitors you are describing are ovoid in shape and moving smoothly
through the water rather than with a jerking motion like daphnia and cyclops,
they may be seed shrimp (Ostracoda), another microcrustacean. They are
scavengers, will not harm the fish, and the fish eat them.

Godo Stoyke, B. Sc., M.Sc.
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