Copepods Reef Soup for Sale. Blend of 6 types of Copepods at the highest densities and best prices.
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Why buy Copepods for the saltwater aquarium tank?
With Copepods in your tank you will be able to keep your fish healthy that otherwise have a hard time adapting to life in captivity.
By regularly infussing Copepods in the aquarium reef tank eventually you can achieve a live reproducing population of copepods circulating through out your system.
Contains; High density concentration of saltwater copepods.
6 kinds of live Phytoplankton (Marine micro algae) Isochrysis, Tetraselmis, Nannochloropsis, Pavlova, Thalassiosira, Synechococcus.
6 species of live saltwater copepods. Parvo, Acartia, Pseudo, Tisbe, Tigger Pods, Apocyclops pods. Sizes from 20 mic to 3 mil. Including nauplii to adults.
Copepods come in many different shapes, some are benthic and spend their lives crawling on live rock and substrate. Other Copepods are free swimming and spend their lives in the water column.
Copepods are an essential part of the regular diet of many fish and corals. Some fish hunt on the substrate and rocks like Mandarin fish, Gibies, Butterfly fish. Other fish hunt in the water column on suspended Copepods.
Copepods are also a great part of the diet of most corals. Corals have tentacles which capture the copepods passing by suspended in the water.
Copepods help with many aspects of maintaining a healthy reef tank system including water quality.
Copepods consume detritus, left over food and fish waste which helps in breaking down protein for the next level down in the bacteria cycle.
Copepods come in varying sizes. There are some as small as 50 microns and some large copepods that can get as big as 2 millimeters in size.
Now with Copepods being regularly available and affordable the home aquarist can have the benefits that these zooplankton provide.
Hard to keep species like Seahorses and Mandarin Fish, and fish like Butterfly fish which feed exclusively on Copepods and Amphipods are now becoming easier to keep and we are starting to see breeding behaviour which is a sign of healthy specimens in captivity.
Copepods are also a great benefit when raising or keeping corals of all types.
Copepods are one of the most food items that coral eat in the wild ocean reefs.
Copepods comprise a large portion of the animals that convert the sun's energy to proteins, omega oils and fatty acids. Copepods are the second link in this chain. First comes the Phytoplankton single celled micro algae which uses the sun light, then Copepods eat the phyto and then the large animals in the food chain are able to sustain themselves including the great whales.
Without these important steps that copepods provide, our planet would be devoid of all higher order life as we know it.
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