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Tigriopus Californicus Reef Copepods

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The Tigriopus Californicus copepod or as we like to call them "Big Red" since we're from Texas is an amazing species of pod to add to your aquarium. These bright red colored copepods are rich in astaxanthin which will helps bring dull colored fish back to their naturally vibrant colors seen in the wild. These larger sized copepods (250-1500 microns) are an enticing meal to any fish due to their unique swim pattern, which screams eat me. If you have a fish that is picky eater these pods are a great choice. 

  • Package Size: 8 oz
  • Order: Harpacticoid Habitat: Benthic
  • Included life Stage: Egg, nauplii, copepodites, egg bearing females.
  • Short gestation period, female is capable of producing 300 offspring
  • Stimulating swim pattern elicits an intrinsic feeding response
  • Will feed on detritus 
  • 100% Aquacultured

Diet Advantage: Excellent source of highly unsaturated fatty acids (HUFA), high in n-3 fatty acids, and astaxanthin. 

Reef Advantage: High fertility, short gestation period, high fecundity, resistant to parameter swings, consumes detritus.  Great for eliciting strong feeding responses in clownfish, anthias, seahorses, pipefish, wrasses, and picky fish.

 

 

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We process orders Monday through Wednesday. In addition orders are shipped via FedEx though various services; FedEx Overnight, Fedex 2 Day Shipping, and Fedex Home Delivery or Ground for commercial addresses.

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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    TB
    11/01/2022
    Terry B.
    United States United States

    pods

    Ordered 3 different types of pods and all came in full of healthy pods swimming around.

    DH
    11/01/2022
    David H.
    United States United States

    Thank you so much

    Awesome I need more

    KW
    10/09/2022
    Keaton W.
    United States United States

    Pods and rotifers

    Ordered 2 bottles of tigrous pods and a bottle of rotifers. All came in very healthy and a great amount in each bottle !

    CW
    10/05/2022
    charlie w.
    United States United States

    Healthy pods as always

    Very easy to introduce in my fuge/ sump.

    CH
    08/06/2022
    charles h.
    United States United States

    Perfect Again

    Great experience with PYR. Again they have delivered a quality product at break neck speed. I’m very happy with PYR and will continue to do business with them for the foreseeable future. Keep up the good work!

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