Zooplankton is made up of small water invertebrates which feed on phytoplankton. Even though “plankton” means passively floating or drifting, some representatives of zooplankton may be strong swimmers. The yearly plankton cycle consists of various phytoplankton species blooming in response to a particular sequence of changes in temperature, salinity, photo-period and light intensity, nutrient availability, and a consequent bloom of zooplankton populations. Phytoplankton and zooplankton populations are therefore intimately linked in a continuous cycle of bloom and decline that has evolved and persisted throughout millions of years of evolution.
Rotifers L, S and SS, copepods 4 varieties, amphipods 3 varieties, larvae from crabs, jellyfish, krill, isopods, cnidarians, ctenophores, tunicates, mussels, crayfish, fish, phytoplanktons, veliger larvae, cladocera and euphausids to name some.
If you are living in Tasmania and want to purchase Copepods, Rotifers, Amphipods and Daphnia you will need to complete a Tasmanian Government interstate wildlife import permit.