Marine Tisbe Harpacticoid Copepod


(13 customer reviews)

Copepods (Harpacticoid) these copepods are bethnic in other words they are (crawlers). Excellant for seeding a new tank, and seeding prior to purchasing a Mandarinfish, Dragonet etc. 250 ml. containing many 100’s of copepods. generally under 1mm in size. **Bottles of Pods may contain, rotifers and ciliates which are live zooplankton and the perfect food for corals** Larger volumes available.


Marine Tisbe Harpacticoid Copepod is benthic, in other words, they are crawlers. They are excellent for seeding a new tank and adding to a refugium. These copepods are very effective for seeding a reef tank prior to purchasing a Mandarin fish or Dragonet. A bottle or bag will contain many 1000’s of copepods. Harpacticoida marine copepods are small in size approx. 100um – 300um.


If you are living in Tasmania and want to purchase Marine Copepods, Rotifers, Amphipods and Daphnia you will need to complete a Tasmanian Government interstate wildlife import permit.


Watch the video of the Marine Tisbe Harpacticoid Copepod here – Tisbe Video



  • Distinctive body shape
  • Exoskeleton moderately chitinised


  • Widely distributed marine planktonic copepod
  • Biology is poorly known
  • Can be one of the numerically dominant species in coastal waters
  • In oligotrophic waters, this species is known to associate with marine snow aggregates, where attached microbial communities provide a nutrition source


  • Epipelagic-bathypelagic
  • Cosmopolitan, oceanic and coastal
  • Found in tropical and subtropical regions of Australia
  • World distribution: widespread in all oceans

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250ml, 500ml, 1L

13 reviews for Marine Tisbe Harpacticoid Copepod

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  1. Nicolas (verified owner)

    A lot of water not many copepods

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    • Graeme Potter (store manager)

      Hello Nicolas, it is obvious from your comment that you have never received Tisbe copepods. If you had you would know there were several thousand in the bottle. I have the video of what was sent. You are obviously unaware that there are 6 instar periods and 3 sub-adult sizes before the copepods get to adult size and then only the larger adult female pods are easily visible. Your tank will no dought have benefited from the influx of copepods of various sizes.

  2. Richard Harris (verified owner)

    My mandarin really loves them.

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  3. margaret (verified owner)

    Happy nil issues alive

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  4. chris hodson (verified owner)

    Highly recommend these guys for live food.

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  5. Anthony Morice (verified owner)

    My mandarin fish really love these guys.

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  9. Margaret L (verified owner)

    Arrived Alive with instructions helpful for survival. They are still going strong weeks later. Fish and Mandarin dragonet love them. Mardarin coming out more looking around. Mandarin looks better and happier since putting these critters in. My critters doing well on phytoplankton ever second day. Looking at night with touch you can see a lot of things. Turn of pacemakers first.

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  10. David H. (verified owner)

    Great quality pods as always and good value. My Mandarin fish is very happy with the product.

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  11. Benjamin Valdivia (verified owner)

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  13. Margaret Leone (verified owner)

    When placed in tank at night could see quite a lot and my manderins more active looking for the critters which is good sign.

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