Re: NANFA-- Fresh water shrimp??
Sun, 9 Apr 2000 00:49:11 EDT

I was out dipnetting daphnia in a shallow pool made from spring runoff rains.
The pool is about 24" at its deepest and maybe 15' in diameter. The pool is
below a resevoir, but does not receive water from the resevoir except in
exceptionally wet years (this year hasn't been wet). I'm sure this pool
becomes completely dry during the summer. Anyhow, I saw some red 'bugs' in
the water with the 'normal' green daphnia These little red critters were
about 3/16" long, had antanae that were as long as their bodies, had a little
rudder about midway down their carapace, had a shrimp-like abdomen/tail fan,
but looked as though they motored around with those antanae. Some had little
black egg sacks attached to their abdomen/tail fan. And the water was thick
with them, more so than with daphnia. Anyone out there with a good idea of
what I found? My fish relish them :)

Bruce Scott
Meridian, Idaho

/"Unless stated otherwise, comments made on this list do not necessarily
/ reflect the beliefs or goals of the North American Native Fishes
/ Association"
/ This is the discussion list of the North American Native Fishes Association
/ To subscribe, unsubscribe, or get help, send the word
/ subscribe, unsubscribe, or help in the body (not subject) of an email to
/ For a digest version, send the command to
/ instead.
/ For more information about NANFA, visit our web page,