With almost 800 described species, it is difficult to generalize about the branchipods. Most live in fresh or brackish (slightly salty) water and a few are found in marine habitats. Many are found exclusively in temporary ponds, where their eggs survive long periods of drought. You often find packages of dried eggs for sale in pet and toy stores. When the eggs are placed in water with an airstone, they hatch in just a couple days and you can watch them grow and swim. They are often used as food for aquarium animals.
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Now here is a list of all the ones we currently have in our database for your region. Please let us know of the ones missing.