How do I know if my Copepods arrived alive?
The best way to ensure your pods arrived alive and healthy is to hold the jar up to a light and look for movement in the container.
Copepods look like small swimming “dust specs” in the water column and near the bottom of the jar.
The Tisbe Copepods are typically smaller and they like to congregate at the bottom.
The Tigriouous copepods are larger and like to swim in the water column with a characteristic jerky movement.
While we package our copepods in freshly mixed RODI Saltwater, it is impossible to separate all of the phytoplankton (Pod food) from the copepods. Sometimes this Phyto settles out at the bottom as it is consumed by the copepods and people often mistake this for “Dead Pods”. We assure you this is totally natural and does not always indicate a DOA. Look for movement in the container and give your eyes a minute to adjust. More copepods mean more mouths eating phytoplankton, so the presence pf phyto near the bottom is often a great indicator of life in the bag.
How Do You Know if Copepods are Dead?
If you just bought a jar of new copepods and can’t see movement within, you might be wondering: How does one know if their copepods have died? The first thing to understand is that copepods are very, very tiny animals. Especially if you don’t have ...
Alive On Arrival Guarantee
We take the worry out of buying Live Copepods, Phytoplankton, Macroalgae, Inverts, and Captive-bred Fish online by going above and beyond to take care of our customers. That's why we guarantee every order we ship to be 100% Alive on Arrival or we ...
100% Alive On Arrival Guarantee Terms
Our Guarantee We take the worry out of buying live copepods and phytoplankton online by going above and beyond to take care of our customers. That's why we guarantee**every order we ship will be 100% Alive On Arrival** or we will replace it free of ...
I have a DOA, how do I get a reship?
We make it simple to request a free replacement of any items you are not happy with. Here's how - 1. Take a photo of the item(s) you need replaced. Be sure and get the use by date written on the back label and the unopened product lid in your shot. ...
What Do Copepods Feed On?
Copepods are Nature’s trophic intermediaries. That is, they transfer nutrients and food energy from lower (e.g. plants) to higher (e.g. carnivores) levels in the food chain. This also happens to make them nearly indispensable in aquarium systems, ...