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Apocyclops panamensis Reef Copepods

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The Apocyclops panamensis commonly referred to as "Apo Pods" is a great addition to a reef tank due to its behavior which mimics both our Tisbe biminiensis "Tisbe"  and Tigriopus californicus "Tig" copepods. These pods will hide in the bottom of your tank in the rockwork similar to tisbe pods making them great for active hunting fish like a Mandarin. Unlike the tisbe and more like the Tig pods they will also swim through the water column allowing a variety of fish and corals to consume them. This pod is a great overall utility pod that is a must-have addition to increase the biodiversity to your reef tank and feed the most variety of fish. 


  • Reproduction Rate: Fast
  • Package Size: 8 oz
  • Order: Cyclopoida; Genus: Apocyclops
  • Included life Stage: Nauplii to adults 
  • 100% Aquacultured

Diet Advantage: Excellent source of highly unsaturated fatty acids (HUFA), high in n-3 fatty acids as the copepod will consume uneaten food and algae

Reef Advantage: High fertility, short gestation period, high fecundity, resistant to parameter swings, consumes detritus.

Apocyclops panamensis "Apo" copepods are an excellent species to seed a refugium or new reef tank. This copepod is a medium-sized copepod that is easier to see than our tisbe pod but not as large as our Tigriopus californicus "Tig" copepods, affording them the opportunity to reproduce faster than they could fall to predation. 

 

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Our bottles are FDA approved for food contact, strong, lightweight, and completely recyclable. Rest assured keeping your reef adequately fed is environmentally friendly.

If you're not ready to use your tisbe or apo copepods once you receive them you can store them by removing the cap and storing them at room temperature out of direct sunlight.

For Rotifers, and Tig pods remove the cap and store them in the fridge until ready.

Tisbe copepods reproduce extremely well in a reef tank. Keep in mind that the ability to establish a population depends on reproduction exceeding predation. Therefore if you have a lot of predation based on your reef tank stock, it's important to introduce an adequate amount.

The best time to introduce copepods is once the tank inhabitants are not very active. This would be once the lights are off after they have been fed heavily. They can be introduce into the display, back chamber of an all in one, or in a refugium.

No problem, just here over here and reach out to us and we'll get back to you with the best approach to keeping your reef thriving.

Make sure to give us enough information about your tank.

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    JM
    11/17/2022
    John M.
    United States United States

    Good stuff

    Lots of live pods!

    SW
    10/19/2022
    Seth W.
    United States United States

    1st time ordering

    I was very happy with my order, everything showed up quickly and alive, one of my items was missing but they were verry quick to ship out a replacement. Definitely will be ordering more for my mandarin pair!!!

    CR
    10/19/2022
    Craig R.
    United States United States

    Well Packaged & Great Quality

    I was impressed how well everything was packaged for shipping. The pods looked good and I noticed a drop in nitrates after I added them.

    JM
    10/11/2022
    John M.
    United States United States

    Very pleased

    Great amount of pods and most were alive.

    MP
    08/31/2022
    Mike P.
    United States United States

    GREAT GREAT GREAT

    Quality product, and top notch customer service.

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