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Old 02-14-2010, 01:32 PM   #1
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Buying copepods

I've been looking on ebay at these, thought they would be good to add to my tank....Do these seem ok?? LIVE COPEPODS for Mandarin Goby, Seahorses, Reef, 200++ - eBay (item 250580569995 end time Feb-21-10 08:22:21 PST)

Also, what are the other advantages of having these in the tank?
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The advantage is that alot of times that`s all your mandarins and seahorses will eat. You can sometimes train them to eat prepared foods but it`s not easy and does not work all the time.
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I don't have any of those, would they still be good to add?
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Oh OK I see. I thought you had some of those. If that`s the case you really dont need that many. You could get some pods in your tank just by adding some new LR.
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Do they seem ok to buy? I don't really want to add any more LR.
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You can if you want. I`m just afraid of over infestation. It`s up to you.
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You can if you want. I`m just afraid of over infestation. It`s up to you.
You didn't say what kind of fish you had in the tank or what size it was. a six-line wrasse will make quick work of the pods. I saw them everywhere in my tank till I got mine now...hardly ever. they are a great food source for fish like mandrins and gobies. If you put some live rock rubble in your sump and seed that with the pods you will have a great food source for a long time to come. If you don't have a sump just put a small pile of rubble in your tank where the fish can't get. this theoreticly should give you a breeding ground for them.
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right now I have 2 clowns, a neon goby, and a purple dottyback. No refugium
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Don't bother. It would be a waste of money with what you have in your tank.
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