Instant Zooplankton® – Copepods


Parvocalanus crassirostris

Parvocalanus crassirostris is a small, pelagic calanoid copepod. The nauplii (newly hatched larvae) are small measuring in the 40-100 µm range, making them a suitable feed for small-gape fish larvae. Adults are in the 200 to 400 µm range. LEARN MORE AT APBREED.COM

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NOTE: These animals will only accept live algae.
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Tigriopus californicus

Tigriopus californicus are attractive large (250-1700µm) red copepods that swim upwards with a stimulating, jerky swimming motion that is attractive to both fish and people.

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They are perfect for culturing and restocking reef tanks & refugiums, as well as an excellent feed for fish, including mandarins and pipefish. They breed rapidly producing hundreds of eggs per female. Their red coloration is indicative of their high carotenoid content (particularly Astaxanthin), which supports vivid coloration in species that feed on them.

Reed Mariculture sells Tigriopus califoricus as Tigger-Pods® through our Reef Nutrition website. LEARN MORE AT REEFNUTRITION.COM