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Old 12-12-2011, 05:12 PM   #1
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Do peppermint shrimp ear copepods?

Added copepods to my tank and my 150 has loads of the . I also added the same amount to the 20, and I can't find a lot at all. Do peppermint shrimp eat copepods? How can I stop the. Or what should I do? I want a mandarin in this tank so I need them. Could I put them in my sump?
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no they do not eat pods. you are not going to be able to keep a mandarin in a 20 gallon unless you get it to eat prepared foods, or add about a bottle of pods every other day.
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Ok thanks. I will be switching rocks off every single day and also have caulerpa in the tank for the pods to reside in. It's also hooked up to the fuge.
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Added copepods to my tank and my 150 has loads of the . I also added the same amount to the 20, and I can't find a lot at all. Do peppermint shrimp eat copepods? How can I stop the. Or what should I do? I want a mandarin in this tank so I need them. Could I put them in my sump?
I have a 14 gallon "nano" and had a hundred of copepods visible at any given moment. I added two peppermint shrimp to give the tank some activity and the visible copepod population has decreased to ONE (a really large one.) I don't even see any burrowing in the sand! Except for a couple snails, nothing else has changed in my tank, so I am guessing that the shrimp are gobbling up the day crawling copepods.

THe tank is several years old with no die offs of any sort in the past year.
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you can't really see copepods. i think you are mistaking them for amphipods.
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you can't really see copepods. i think you are mistaking them for amphipods.
Opps...you are correct. Thanks!
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