Copepods

  • Amphipods Are Not Copepods

    There is hardly a more natural way to feed your aquarium animals, or to clean your tank, than with microcrustaceans. It's pretty safe to say that these little creatures, frequently referred to as "pods," have indeed revolutionized saltwater aquarium keeping. That's not to say that hobbyists didn'...
  • How do I Acclimate my Copepods?

    One thing we love about copepods is their general hardiness. Since they often live in harsh, unstable natural environments, they are built to withstand a variety of physical and physiological abuses. Generally, when we pour a whole bag full of hundreds of individual pods into the tank, it can be ...
  • How do I know if my Copepods arrived alive?

    The best way to ensure your pods arrived alive and healthy is hold the bag up to a light and look for movement in the bag. Copepods look like small swimming “dust specs” in the water column and near the bottom of the bag. The Tisbe Copepods are typically smaller and they like to congregate at th...
  • How do you Acclimate Copepods?

    Particularly for animals that live in water, jumping from one environment to another--even if quite similar physically and chemically--can present serious stress. Yes, “pods” (copepods, amphipods, etc.), are known to be incredibly resilient and adaptable. Indeed, the tidepool-dwelling harpacticoi...
  • What is the best way to add Copepods to my tank?

    The absolute best way to add the copepods to your tank is as follows: Float bag in tank for 10min to acclimate for temperature. Never dose cold pods. Add your Copepods just after the lights in your aquarium turn off. This will allow the copepods time to find a hiding spot before being eaten by h...
  • Will my filtration / pumps kill the Copepods?

    Copepods are very hardy marine organisms accustomed to the strong ocean currents found on natural coral reefs. Typically the water movement in an aquarium is significantly less than in the ocean. Copepods have no problem navigating your aquarium, finding rocks, macro-algae, and other hiding plac...