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AlgaGen ReefPods Tisbe Live Aquacultured Copepods - 8oz

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Copepods make up a group of really small crustaceans normally found in the sea and in almost all kinds of freshwater environments. They are more or less in the bottom of the food chain, so small fish and even corals eat them for...
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Copepods make up a group of really small crustaceans normally found in the sea and in almost all kinds of freshwater environments. They are more or less in the bottom of the food chain, so small fish and even corals eat them for survival.

If you want to add in copepods to your aquarium so your fish and corals can benefit from them, you can get the Algagen Reefpods Tisbe Live Aquacultured Copepods from Pet Store. This product contains live copepods suspended in a solution. When added to the water, they land on surfaces such as rocks or swim in water columns. These tiny creatures to your aquarium will not only feed your fish and corals, but they also make the water environment more natural. They reproduce, too, so you won't have to replenish the copepod supplies of your tank very often. Aside from that, the copepods consume wastes and other detritus, making the aquarium cleaner and fresher. Copepods are more than food for your pets -- they're also tank cleaners as well.

Try looking for other bottles of copepod cultures and you will be disappointed. The Algagen Reefpods Tisbe Live Aquacultured Copepods is the only real source of live tropical copepod cultures currently in the market.

ReefPodsTM are the only truly tropical live copepod culture available on the market today.

ReefPods™ Tisbe the most popular aquarium Pod -they consumes your aquariums wastes and detritus, reproduce well, and are food for a multitude of reef inhabitants!

Small harpacticoid copepod

Adult Length 0.7 1.0 mm

ReefPods™ Tisbe is a live culture of the harpacticoid copepod Tisbe biminiensis. Tisbe adult copepods live on bottom substrate such as live rock or sand and will eat detritus and microalage in the aquarium. They produce a small nauplii which is an excellent food for aquarium filter feeders and fish larvae. The adults are eaten by small bottom feeding fish such as gobies, dragonettes and blennies.

ReefPods™ Tisbe may be used as a starter culture to add to marine aquarium refugiums or the main tank. Once established they will reproduce quickly, growing from nauplii to adults in about nine days. They will thrive in a wide range of aquarium temperatures and a wide range of salinities. It is suggested they be added to the aquarium at night or to the refugium to avoid immediate fish predation.

ReefPods™ Tisbe may be cultured separately in a small tank by feeding PhycoPure™ CopePod Blend™. The nauplii are 55-140 micrometers wide, making them suitable for many fish larvae. Adults may be harvested for feeding juvenile seahorses and other small fish.

Reef Pods™ are the only truly tropical live copepod cultures available on the market today. It opens an exciting new area of feeding possibilities for the experimental marine aquarist. Look for many new species of copepod cultures to be available from the culture professionals at AlgaGen.

Biology of Tisbe biminiensis

  • Small harpacticoid copepod
  • Lives on surfaces and swims in water column
  • Life stages: Egg (1), Nauplii (6), Copepodid (5), Adult (1)
  • Reproduction: sexual
  • Eggs are deposited in an egg sac attached to female genital segment
  • 10-70 eggs per egg sac
  • Nauplii width: 55-140 m wide
  • Adult length:0.70 -1.0 mm
  • Nauplii to egg producing age: 9-12 days
  • Life span: 15-20 days
  • Stocking densities: 0.25-1.5/mL
  • Stock into refugium for tank hygiene control and for background live feeds
  • Culture preferences
    • Lite to medium aeration
    • Temp 22-30C
    • Salinity 20-35ppt
    • Feed PhycoPure™ CopePod Blend™
Aquarium Applications
Tisbe is an excellent all purpose aquarium copepod owing to its role in the natural environment as a detritivore. An opportunist feeder, Tisbe can be used as a tank cleaner consuming uneaten food and wastes as well as phytoplankton in the tank and refugium. Tisbe is capable of producing many eggs during its adult life span that hatch into nauplii which will enter the water column as food for your filter feeding reef inhabitants and replenish the adult population vital to tank hygiene. Tisbe adults and juveniles may also enter the water column and be tasty and nutritious treats for your reef fish!

Culturing tips
Tisbe can be cultured in containers as small as one gallon. Tisbe are tolerant to a wide range of water quality, which requires culture containers to be cleaned no more than once per week when the copepods are not overfed. Tisbe can be cultured continuously for months in an ecologically established low-density culture similar to an aquarium refugium when small amounts of live microalgae are added periodically. When high densities and maximum egg production are desired, live microalgae should be fed at a rate sufficient to be cleared within 18-24 hours.

Acclimation upon receipt
Upon receipt of your Tisbe starter culture, open the bottle and smell the culture water. It will be normal to smell a sweet salt smell or even a slightly earthy smell. It will not be normal to smell rotten eggs. Do not use your copepods if a rotten odor is detected. Tisbe tolerates a wide range of
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Great Stuff Product Review by scooter (Posted on 2/26/14)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: I had been wanting to add pods for a while now, but didn't like the extra shipping. When I saw these I thought I would give them a try. I poured them into my HOB refugium and they instantly disappeared. Right then I thought I had wasted my money on something I'll never see again. About a week later I was cleaning my glass when I noticed hundreds of little "bugs" all over the glass and substrate. My six-line wrasse was going nuts chasing these around the tank. I'm sold, what a great product.

Best Pods in town Product Review by CHARLES GOODMAN (Posted on 2/26/14)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: I have tried lot of Pods. These are the only ones that really multiply and thrive in the tank and refugium.
The mandarins seem to love them too. What makes these even better is they help consume waste in the tank!
I do suggest PhycoPure CopePod Blend to help feed these little guys!
These Pods are good stuff! I strongly recommend them.

Fantastic Product Review by SCOTT (Posted on 2/26/14)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: Purchased two 8oz to give them a try. What an awesome product. There were only a few moving in the container when they arrived but I added them to my Fuge and within three days they were everywhere! The best part is that with each hatching more and more arrive in my display tank carried up from the refugium from my return pump. They are quite popular with many of my tank mates. Colt coral, snails, sea slug, crabs, wrasse..etc. Make sure to turn off any pumps/filters/skimmer for a good hour so the culture can settle unless your after a one time feeding. I would recommend this product to anyone!!

Awesome Product Review by DAVID MASSI (Posted on 2/26/14)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: These guys are great little cleaners and they multiply like crazy! My tank has never been cleaner and my mandarine loves them too!

ITS ALIVE! Product Review by Kyle (Posted on 2/26/14)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: This is an amazing product. I was able to take half the bottle as food for my mandarins and the other half to start a very nice culture. They also reproduce quickly.

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