Originally Posted by crister13
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.