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OCReef's 6 oz Bottle of Live Copepods

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OCReef's 6 oz Bottle of Live Copepods
OC Reef Aquatics - Marine Aquarium Supplies Online
Price: $24.99
Code: TPODS01

  • Each bottle contains a Copepod / Amphipod Culture, for the intended purpose of starting a colony in a refugium or aquarium.
  • Note: Pods range in various micron sizes between 1200 - 2000 microns.
  • Note: Pods are shipped in a Chaeto Macro-Algae and Reverse Osmosis Saltwater.
  • Note: Bottle may be substituted with an easy pour and seal pouch container.
  • Live Pods are great for seeding refugiums, as well as marine aquariums with live rock. The Tigriopus Micro sp. and other subtropical Harpacticoid sp. of pods included in our product, are highly nutritious and naturally full of essential fatty acids.
  • Once reproducing in your system, these copepods provide a constant replenishing source of nutritious food for saltwater fish and corals.
  • This copepod / amphipod culture is aqua-cultured at our facility and are disease free, unlike their wild-caught cousins.
  • Note: Includes a shipping fee for ice packs, and/or expedited shipping as needed, per season.
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When the Copepods are available they sell fast. If you see the Pre-Order showing above, it means we are currently out of stock. If you see the Add to Cart showing above, they are in stock. The out of stock wait time is typically 5 to 7 days. By Pre-Ordering, your order will be reserved to guarantee you'll receive some before they sell out again. Upon Pre-Ordering we'll notify you when it has shipped and when to expect it's delivery.

OCReef's 6 oz Live Copepods / Amphipods

It is our intention to provide a starter culture of marine pods that will thrive and populate in reef aquariums or refugiums. Please take all necessary precautions so the culture does not get completely eaten by resident fish before they can begin to repopulate.

  • Cultivated in ozonated, purified saltwater.
  • Only fed the highest quality phytoplankton, to ensure the safety of adding directly to your aquarium.
  • High nutritional content, full of essential fatty acids (HUFAs).
  • Note: The water in the container, may be murky, due to movement during shipping. This is normal and not harmful.

Air in the container quickly depletes, so it is recommended that it be opened upon arrival to allow fresh oxygen to enter it, before floating the container for full acclimation.

It is safe to add these copepods / amphipods and the water directly to the saltwater aquarium, reef tank, or refugium as the water is made up only of filtered salt water, copepods, and phytoplankton (the copepods' food source).

If dosing directly into a saltwater aquarium with the intention of creating a continuous population, it is best to do it after the tank lights have shut off to prevent all the fish from instantly devouring the new tasty additions. 40 to 50 eggs will hatch every other day from thriving copepods.

About Copepods / Amphipods:

Copepods are a type of marine animal classified as zooplankton. They are a fundamental part of all fish bearing and coral bearing marine ecosystems, making up the largest source of protein in the sea. Feeding your fish and invertebrate pods reproduces nature, and helps to create an environment in your marine aquarium for fish and corals not just to survive, but to thrive!


Active and Plump Live Pods are perfect for hard-to-feed salt water fish, like: Mandarin Dragonets, Scooter Blennies, Lined Wrasse, Pipefish, Seahorse, Corals, and many other species.

Pods For Fish Tanks: Salt Water Aquariums, Coral Reef Aquariums, Fish-Only Aquariums, Pico & Nano Reefs, Refugiums, Aqua-Culture, Rearing Larvae, Fry Feeding, Populating Live Sand, Acclimating Live Rock, and Detritus Control.

Positive Customer Review
Garrett A.
Great Service
This was my first order from OC Reef and the service was great. I ordered live copepods, and since I had to wait for the hatch, they sent an extra bottle of pods free. Now that's great serivce.
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