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Old 02-01-2013, 12:18 PM   #1
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How to breed amphipods/copepods

Just wondering the best method & what equipment I need to breed these fellas to keep my tank supply up. Sick of buying them!!
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:23 PM   #2
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Have a Refugium and chaeto
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:28 PM   #3
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Have a Refugium and chaeto
Already do but I've heard people talk about breeding them and thought there may be a way other than just in your refug
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There may be.. I have a ton of them in my refugium.. Literally crawling everywhere. I don't really have anything that would eat them though, except for a wrasse and he can't single handedly pick off the entire population..
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How long have you had your Refugium? I see your tank is relatively new
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They are breeding in your tank right now. What are you feeding with them that you need more? If you just give it time, there will be many.
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How long have you had your Refugium? I see your tank is relatively new
My tank is over a year old
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They are breeding in your tank right now. What are you feeding with them that you need more? If you just give it time, there will be many.
Mandarin but think my coral banded is pigging out!!
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I just got the mandarin and I've got pods but I don't want to run them out! Should I regularly Replenish them? I just want to keep the population thriving now I know they will be eaten. My mandarin eats mysis too but I'm sure he's munching down pods in between!!
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How much rock do you have in the tank? When you say coral banded, are you referring to the shrimp, or a copper banded butterfly? If you are speaking of the shrimp, they don't eat pods.
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