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Daphnia as water-testers for shrimp?

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I have a tank with daphnia happily living and breeding in it. Can I reasonably assume that water is safe for shrimp, too?

 

Yes, I know that pH, hardness, and temperature would affect what kind of shrimp I can get; and I know about ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, cycling, the dangers of shrimp-munching fish, and the value of a mature tank with biofilm--I have done a fair bit of research.

 

But I'm worried about the things I wouldn't otherwise think to test for (like the copper in the tapwater at a previous house: it killed fish overnight, even though the water was "perfect" according to the tests the store had. Took a while to figure that one out.)

 

So it it reasonable to think that "daphnia safe" also means "shrimp safe"?

 

Thanks!
--Nat

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