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That Pod Guy – Live Copepods 350ml

That Pod Guy – Live Copepods 350ml

Freshly Harvested Live Harpacticoid Copepods - 350ml

Enhance the vitality of your aquarium with our freshly harvested live copepods! These tiny, nutrient-packed creatures are a fantastic addition to any marine or reef tank, providing natural food for your corals, fish, and other aquatic inhabitants.

Cultivated in a premium, nutrient-rich saltwater environment, ensuring effortless acclimation to your refugium, sump, or display tank.

Product Details:

  • Volume: 350ml of Live Copepods
  • Harvested Fresh for Optimum Quality
  • Tailored for Marine and Reef Aquariums
  • Nutrient-Rich Live Food Source (Proteins, Fatty Acids, Vitamins, Minerals, Carotenoids, Chitin)



Why Choose Us?

  • We meticulously select pods using a pipette until achieving an above-average density.
  • Our bottles contain an extra 100ml at no additional cost compared to competitors who claim to have higher density in smaller bottles.
  • Our copepods are exclusively fed nutrient-rich phytoplankton cultured using top of the range F2 fertiliser. Some competitors use less sterile food sources that you simply don't want in your tank.
  • We pride ourselves on a 100% positive feedback rate and unparalleled customer satisfaction. 


Additional Information on Nutritional Benefits

  • Proteins: Copepods are a valuable source of protein, essential for the growth and development of various marine organisms, especially fish larvae.
  • Fatty Acids: They contain omega-3 fatty acids, which are crucial for the health of fish and other aquatic animals. These fatty acids play a role in immune function and can contribute to the well-being of organisms in the ecosystem.
  • Vitamins: Copepods provide essential vitamins necessary for the metabolic processes of marine life, promoting overall vitality.
  • Minerals: They contain minerals that contribute to the mineral balance in the aquatic environment, benefiting the organisms that rely on them for nutrition.
  • Carotenoids: Copepods often contain pigments like astaxanthin, a carotenoid with antioxidant properties. This can enhance the coloration of certain marine species, including ornamental fish.
  • Chitin: The exoskeleton of copepods is made of chitin, a complex carbohydrate. While not a nutrient for all organisms, it can still contribute to the overall structure of the ecosystem.


Frequently Asked Questions

What genus of copepods do you sell?
We offer copepods from the Tisbidae Harpacticoid genus.

How long will they survive in a sealed bottle?
Typically, copepods can survive for about 4 days in a sealed bottle. Due to the high packing density, oxygen depletion occurs relatively quickly, especially in warmer temperatures.

How many copepods will be in the bottle?
On average, each bottle contains 3000-4000 copepods. This estimate is based on a 1ml sample head count multiplied by 350ml.

What should I expect my bottle to contain?
The bottles include all life stages, from Eggs and Nauplius (N1-N6) to Copedites (Adolescents/C1-C4) and Adults (C5-C6). Please refer to the lifecycle stage diagram. While adults may be visible to the naked eye with proper lighting, nauplius stages require a microscope for observation.

Can I refrigerate my bottles?
While refrigeration can reduce the rate at which copepods consume oxygen, we do not recommend it. Refrigeration significantly diminishes the likelihood of breeding and population growth. It is advised to remove the lid and place the bottle in an environment with a temperature of 25-28 degrees Celsius.

Did you know that Tisbe copepods are the most sought after copepods in the
marine aquarium hobby? Here’s a few things that you may not know:
● Tisbe Biminiensis are one of the smallest copepods in the ocean. (It’s
   pronounced Tis•be Ba•me•knee•en•sis)
● They range from 0.05mm up to a typical maximum of 1 mm. Early
   developmental stages such as nauplii and copepodites are microscopic
   and require specialised equipment for visualisation.
● The most important thing about a bottle is that they contain all
   generations. While adult copepods are vital for population sustainability,
   their reproductive capacity may decrease as they near the end of their
   lifespan.
● Copepods generally prefer mating but can reproduce asexually if
   necessary.
● This species of copepods are planktonic, meaning they prefer to be in
   the water column, rather than on the floor like most other species.
● They don’t really like light, their natural instinct is to avoid it in fear of
   predators.
● These bottles contain phytoplankton to produce and help maintain
   oxygen, they also contain ammonia detoxifier to increase shelf life
   allowing them to continue to grow and reproduce even while in a sealed
   bottle

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