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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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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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    DM
    03/29/2022
    darren m.
    United States United States

    Pods

    Overall experience was great. Everything arrive alive and well. Will order again.

    DB
    03/22/2022
    Dickson B.
    United States United States

    My go-to for seeding copepods

    They are always great and I get really good quantity of copepods and they are shipped the very next day. I highly recommend them to all my friends and local community of reefers.

    CW
    03/21/2022
    charlie w.
    United States United States

    Pods

    Great specimen. Fish loved them. Will order again

    DS
    03/09/2022
    Dave S.
    United States United States

    Best place to buy pods!

    I have had many orders and never have it been unhappy. They have always been alive and active and many more that what my lfs offers for the same price.

    DM
    03/08/2022
    david m.
    United States United States

    Pods

    The pods were great. Will buy again

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