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Old 04-02-2011, 09:50 PM   #1
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Copepods.

How do you grow Copepods in your refugium/ tank. I want to keep a mandarin. I have a 30 gallon tank and a large hob refugium
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You can order starter packs of tiger pods and other types. You release them in your refugium where they are free from predators. And they will spawn and float into your main tank. And that's it in a nut shell
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Put you don't have to get these starter packs. It will happen naturally after the tank starts to mature. Assuming you have purchased live rock
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A mandarin would swallow all pods that both the fuge and tank itself could create in a matter of a few weeks and still be hungry. These guys just don't stop eating. Your best bet would be to try an ORA captive bred and prepared-trained mandarin, but make sure you have a backup plan since there have been a few reports of them going back to old feeding habits when introduced into a tank. Good luck, and I hope this helps.
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How do you grow Copepods in your refugium/ tank. I want to keep a mandarin. I have a 30 gallon tank and a large hob refugium
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I strongly disagree with putting a mandarin in a 30 gallon.
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Scouter blennys would be a better candidate. They don't require as much food. And take to prepared foods
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I merged your 2 threads together. Please do not multi-post the same subject in different threads.
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