Whether you are seeding a new aquarium or looking to boost Pod populations in your established system, Poseidon’s Feast will get the job done. With 3000+ live copepods in every 16oz jar of Poseidon’s Feast, you can rest assured that finicky feeders such as Mandarin Dragonets, Seahorses, Anthias, Corals, Clams, and other Filter Feeding Invertebrates will always have a continuous supply of live, nutritious food. Our pods are 100% viable to reproduce within a marine environment. They will grow and carry out their natural lifecycle in your aquarium. As some of the smallest mouths in a balanced ecosystem, a healthy population of Copepods is a critical, yet often overlooked part of any “Clean Up Crew”. To establish the best pod population in your tank, pair Poseidon’s Feast Copepods with OceanMagik Live Phytoplankton.
Below is some information about the species of pods included in our Poseidon’s Feast Live Copepod product:
Packed with omega-3 fatty and amino acids, Tigriopus copepods make a nutritious meal for even the pickiest of fish. These Pods inhabit the water column and jerk around when they move, making them an easy target for your critters. Females will lay hundreds of eggs during their life cycle, adding to your “Clean Up Crew” by consuming detritus, invasive algae, and phytoplankton in your aquarium.
These small and hardy copepods tend to inhabit the cracks and crevasses of live rock and macro algae. Hiding helps them to maintain their population in marine aquaria. Their nocturnal nature makes them a sustainable food source in your tank, while keeping fish entertained & “on the hunt”. They make a highly nutritious treat for your fish. Additionally, they add to your “Clean Up Crew” by consuming detritus, phytoplankton and invasive algae in your aquarium. Think of these guys as the smallest mouths in your food chain.
PLEASE NOTE: Poseidon’s Feast contains a range of juvenile to adult copepods. Juvenile copepods are difficult to see with the naked eye upon arrival, but are best for establishing a sustainable copepod population. This is because livestock do not consume the copepods immediately after you add them into your tank!