Tigriopus Californicus Reef Copepods

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  • Great for fish not taking prepared foods
  • Consumes, algae, bacteria biofilms detritus, uneaten food
  • Swims through the water column
  • Easy for fish to spot with its size and swim pattern
  • Acclimated to reef conditions
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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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5 Star Reviews


I have been ordering Copepods for many years and I never notice any reaction from my fish or corals when I bought from other places not so buying from Pod Your Reef! The copepods were alive and well! You could even see some swimming around in the tank my mushroom corals went crazy! Highly recommend getting your copepods from here!

Nicholas B.