copepods

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  1. gfunk823

    gfunk823 Coral Banded Shrimp

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    how to i get copepods to grow in my tank
     
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  3. Brandon1023

    Brandon1023 Fire Goby

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  4. gfunk823

    gfunk823 Coral Banded Shrimp

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    please spare me your sarcastic answers if you have information to help me then please im listening if not please dont waste my time
     
  5. Bogie

    Bogie Snowflake Eel

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    Don't worry about that dude that works at walmart.
     
  6. Brandon1023

    Brandon1023 Fire Goby

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    LoL I haven't worked at Wal-Mart for years. :)
     
  7. sostoudt

    sostoudt Giant Squid

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    well first you have to have a couple already obviously, if you don't have them you can buy supplement bottles of them, dont get actipods they are cold water and won't breed in your tank.

    sarcasm or not hes right, you need to feed them for them to live. they eat phytoplankton i think

    pro-tip: copepods need a safe haven to get them to really bloom, like a refugium or some stack of small rocks fish cant get into.
     
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  9. Brandon1023

    Brandon1023 Fire Goby

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    And "feed them" is an entirely valid answer. What organism grows without being fed? *Shrug*
     
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    Brandon1023 Fire Goby

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    Thank you. Sarcasm really wasn't my intention here. I guess I need to be more sensitive...
     
  11. PharmrJohn

    PharmrJohn Giant Squid

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    LOL!!! Yep, just let em go and make sure they end up fed. I feed my corals something called Oyster Feast, which has 'thangs' ranging from 1 micron to 200 microns in it (ovaries and such). They will pick up the leftovers. Phytoplankton will work too.
     
  12. Vancop

    Vancop Skunk Shrimp

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    I planted Tigger pods in my fuge over a week or so ago....now have little white dots all over inside the fuge glass.....the Tigger pods looked red in the bottle...is this the same little dudes?? and do i need to ' feed them ' now as well?? fuge is 1/4 full macro algae