Copepods are one of the most popular products at aquatic live food. This is because they are easy to feed to a variety of fish and are a highly nutritious species.
Juvenile copepods are a major part of the diet of young fish. Free-living copepods are omnivorous. They feed on phytoplankton as well as other smaller plankton.
Our Freshwater copepods are tank grown and harvested without fish so there is no chance of tank inhabitants getting any fish borne or transmitted viruses, bacteria or fungal infections. These copepods have been multiplying for over 12 months now and started from a small lab-raised colony.
Why add Copepods to your Aquarium?
Many freshwater copepods are scavengers and will feed on detritus, bacteria and algae. Our live aquarium copepods both marine and freshwater are popular among professional aquarists, breeders and hobbyists alike those who are attempting to keep particularly difficult species such as the mandarin dragonet, scooter blenny, clownfish fry, dotty backs, bettas and many others. They are also popular to hobbyists who want to breed both marine and freshwater species in captivity. This was our aim from the beginning, to allow fish keeper to be able to breed the fish they like and sell to other interest people without having to destroy the natural habitat of these colourful and interesting aquarium.
A single aquarium copepod may eat from 11,000 to 373,000 diatoms in 24 hours and so are very useful along with rotifers to control a diatom outbreak in the aquarium.
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Aquarists of all skill levels can now have a real chance at breeding there own favourite Pipefish, Cowfish, Mandarin fish, Shrimp and more. Being able to provide essential live food that’s required for newborn and juvenile Aquaria.
Finally, the freshwater copepods are only one of the many products we are proud to offer at Aquatic Live Food. Check out our website for many more exciting products in store!