Copepods/Baby Brineshrimp & Rotifers 75ml Live Coral Food
Why buy copepods for my system?
Copepods are the second largest source of protein in the oceans, second only to krill. They are the natural food of many fish in the oceans, especially the early life stages.
Some fish will not eat non-living foods, and require live feeds such as copepods and mysids. Some good examples are: mandarin gobies, any seahorse species, scooter blennies, and early life stages of dottybacks, chromis, tangs, flame angels, etc. Owner's of these type of fish definitely need a consistent and reliable source of copepods for feeding.
Reef tank systems do better when there are a variety of natural organisms to maintain the ecological balance. The reason that "live rock" or "live sand" is such a great item is that it provides a foundation for healthy microorganisms that will allow the larger, more visible fish and invertebrates to thrive.
Over time, the population of the invertebrates from the live rock will naturally decline, as they are grazed by the corals, anemones, fish and shrimp in the tank.
Mangroves copepods are a great way to boost your natural populations of copepods.
You will receive a good batch of copepods in each container.
If you replenish your system regularly you will give these a good chance of survival.
Mangroves copepods are detritivores and will stay in your
tank without any additional food.
Mangroves Copepods are shipped in a 75ml pouch with a little bit of food (this food will not harm your tank residents). Copepods will settle to the bottom during shipping, so if you open the bottle and don't see any, try shaking it up.
Live Baby Brine Shrimp
Baby Brine shrimp are a superlative food for starting a large number of aquatic larvae...fish, newts, salamaners, frogs...even shrimp do very well on newly hatched baby brine shrimp. However, there are few fish that do better with other foods. Hatched on a daily basis so your supply reaches you in the best possible condition.
Live Adult Brine Shrimp are tiny reddish brown crustaceans that are approximately 3/16" - 1/4" in length, and are an ideal food source for finicky eaters such as seahorses, pipefish, mandarin fish and other dragonets.
Brine Shrimp are non-selective, filter feeding invertebrates, and consume algae, bacteria, diatoms, and microbes. To maintain long term, keep in a small aquarium or 5-gallon bucket by themselves with an air-driven sponge filter. Live Brine Shrimp should be fed liquid Phytoplankton or Brine Shrimp Food like Isochrysis when maintaining these animals for more than a few days.
Rotifers (Brachionus plicatilis)
Rotifers (Brachionus plicatilis) are very tiny animals measuring between 130-200 micrometers. Rotifers are often raised as food for live corals and fish larvae. They are the ideal starter food for species of fish such as clownfish fry which have tiny larvae with very, tiny mouths.
Almost any marine aquarium will benefit from the addition of rotifers, Their size and excellent nutritional value and make them the perfect live food for all (freshwater and marine) fry, anemones, sponges etc.
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