350ml Live Copepods
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This product is drop-shipped unless it is available in-store for pickup. If combined with other products for delivery, additional shipping charges may apply. Cultured, bottled,...See full description
This product is drop-shipped unless it is available in-store for pickup. If combined with other products for delivery, additional shipping charges may apply.
Cultured, bottled, and shipped by "That Pod Guy"
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.
- 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.
- Receive a complimentary bottle with any replacement for Dead On Arrival (DOA) items.
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.
DOA Policy / Replacement
To qualify for a replacement due to damaged or dead-on-arrival bottles, the following conditions must be met:
- Parcels marked as "Awaiting collection" are ineligible for replacement. Ensure you or a designated recipient is present at the delivery address or designate a safe and shaded location.
- Parcels exposed to direct sunlight are not eligible for replacement.
- A comprehensive video capturing each bottle requiring replacement is mandatory. In the same video (multiple videos will not be accepted), ensure the safety seal on the lid(s) remains intact. Additionally, shine a light through the bottom while recording (only after pressing record).
- Videos must be submitted within 12 hours of the parcel being marked as delivered by the postal service.
- While we ship exclusively through express services, postal delays beyond our control may occur. Replacement of bottles affected by such delays is at our discretion and will be considered under special circumstances.
Pods arrived happy and healthy, absolutely full of life, was packaged extremely well so that they didn't bounce around in the box
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