|All water fleas eat tiny, floating green plants called algae. The plants are too small to see without a microscope but so common they often turn pond-water green
||Daphnia's name comes from the Greek story about the naiad Daphne. Naiads are spirits who lived in ponds or streams. In this mosaic picture Daphne is being turned into a bush by the Goddess Gaia to escape from the God Apollo who is chasing her.