AlgaGen Copepods - ReefPods Tisbe 16 oz
AlgaGen Copepods - ReefPods Tisbe 16 oz
AlgaGen Copepods - ReefPods Tisbe 16 oz

AlgaGen Copepods - ReefPods Tisbe 16 oz

ReefPods Tisbe

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Care Facts

Size: 16oz
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: Yes
Diet: Detritus
Origin: Aquacultured
Acclimation Time: Pour directly in
Coral Safe: Yes
Invertebrate Safe: Yes
Minimum Tank Size:
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. Tisbe biminiensis Biology ReefPod? Tisbe * 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 o Lite to medium aeration o Temp 22-30C o Salinity 20-35ppt o 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 temperatures and salinity and doesn't usually require water-parameter acclimation. Healthy Tisbe can be added directly to the main aquarium, sump, refugium or culture containers.

Good value, would order again.

Reviewed by: Jenner Phillips on Oct. 15, 2017

Algagen is the leading source for pods, in my opinion the diversity you can add is great however dont expect to see everything you add to your tank...some reviews here saying to little....a pod goes from larva to adult in 9 days chill lol they reproduce way to fast to even care...great value

Reviewed by: Pedro Betancourt on April 8, 2017

Pods are too tiny to see.. Havent been in the tank long enough to see growth yet, but the price was great. has been great on everything else, so I have no doubt that these pods will flourish in my tank

Reviewed by: Tazdad08 on March 22, 2016

Ordered two 16oz bottles. One had moderate density of copepods, but the other was fairly sparse. It was easy to see the difference when holding both bottle in front of a light source. Have mixed opinion on making another order

Reviewed by: Ed Hubbard on June 11, 2015

A good value.

Reviewed by: Mario Amador on Feb. 10, 2015

Reviewed by: Dan on Sept. 15, 2014

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