Can O’ Cyclops by ZooMed
Can O’ Cyclops provides excellent nutritional value for small fish, such as the Biota Captive Bred Mandarin Fish. These preserved cyclopoid copepods are similar in appearance and size to live adult copepods that we sell at AlgaeBarn — and they encourage a fantastic feeding response. By feeding Can O’ Cyclops routinely to an aquarium with active copepod predators, you can ease the demand and consumption of your live copepod populations.
One of the greatest features of Can O’ Cyclops stems from its shelf-life. An unopened can may sit on a shelf for over 3 years! To find the exact expiration date, look on the bottom of the can. Once opened, store Can O’ Cyclops with the lid in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Can’t use a whole can in one week? Simply freeze a portion and thaw it when you are ready to use it. The convenient canned packaging and long shelf life ensuring that you always have a nutritious and enticing food source.
Food for Captive Bred Mandarin Fish
AlgaeBarn regularly feeds Can O’ Cyclops and Nano Brine to the Biota Captive Bred Mandarin fish at our facilities. This practice helps ensure that these mandarins will accept a readily available and storable dry food. We highly suggest that if you have any small fish, or if you have purchased a captive bred mandarin from us, that you try out Can O’ Cyclops.
Did you know that Mandarin fish feed in similar ways to a humming bird — constantly eating all day. By supplementing their diet with prepared food at regular periods in the day, the mandarin fish can consume several “big” meals while constantly snacking on live copepods. This will help ensure that the mandarins are consuming a sufficient amount of calories to grow and develop.
How to Use:
- Open the can top using pull-tab, just like you would open a can of soda-pop
- Discard the metal top
- Use the provided spoon to scoop out a desired portion size
- Add the desired portion size to the marine aquarium
- Replace the plastic lid on the top of the metal container
- Store the unused portion in the refrigerator!
Stephanie Sube (verified owner) –
OMG!! I’m beyond thrilled with this product “Can O’Cyclops.” We have a mandarin that’s wild caught and was told he was trained to eat fish food but that turned out to not be true. So we have been trying to keep up our pod population but I was still afraid she wasn’t getting nearly enough food. I bought this stuff just to see if it was a possible alternative food source. We put some in a jar and placed it in the tank. The little mandarin was gobbling it all up and finally I was relieved. This stuff saved that little fish. Everything else I’ve bought from has worked beautifully too. I’m just extremely pleased with the fact that the mandarin won’t starve.Thank you!!
Great way to help feed a mandarin. Unfortunately mine was wild caught and sustained unfixable damage but he was happy eating this all day.