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Old 04-07-2004, 06:05 AM   #1
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Okay....I want a Mandarin Goby. What copepod kit to get?

I look at the websites and am confused at all the different types there is.

I need someone to post up exactly what copepod kit I need.

I have 100+ #'s of LR in a 75 gallon tank. I don't plan on getting the fish for a year or so but I want these copepods everywhere!!!

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Old 04-07-2004, 09:58 AM   #2
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I've dealt with Paul at Sachs Systems Aquaculture. They have a few different kits you can buy and you can't beat the prices IMO.

http://www.aquaculturestore.com/swinverts.html
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Old 04-07-2004, 12:38 PM   #3
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i'd get copepods, amphipods, and mysis shrimp. If you want the most success, id start a refugium.

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Old 04-11-2004, 07:49 AM   #4
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occope - LIVE Ocean Plankton - 500 mls - A mixture of ocean plankton skewed towards copepods. Organisms from 50 microns - to 1000 microns in size.
$22.90
samph1 - SALT WATER AMPHIPODS In Lots of 30. Unknown species, but these little shrimps look like a C and like to cling to things like rocks and crevices. They are grazers of particulate matter, vegetation and bacteria. Good food for various rock searching predators!
$16.95
**NEW** mysid100 - In Lots of 100 - Mysidopsis bahia - Tiny MYSID OPOSSUM Shrimp - up to 1/4 inch in size. Used primarily for feeding finicky Marine tropicals and seahorses. There maybe other species of small shrimp in the mix, but most are bahia and all about the same size.
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These are what I should get?
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for the most bio diversity yes, that is exactly what I got and I now have all kinds of micro organisms running around on my tank and rock.The only reason I am against the plankton (or at first) is it just looks like water ,but now 2 weeks later or so they're are all kinds of things showing up as for the amthipods you only get a few compared to the mysid if it was me I might get 200 mysid instead they are the more active of the 2 and you get so many more that the odd's of them reproducing etc...

ok after all that ya I'd get that, but bump up the mysid I wish i got 200 instead, let me know how it goes, those prices are including thte shipping if you didn;t know
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Old 04-12-2004, 07:37 PM   #6
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what if you already have a refugium up and running? should I also add these to the fug?
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oh yes, for sure I put half in the tank (no predators at the time) to establish a good base in there then added the rest to the refugium, if you have fish already you might wanna add it away from them directly giving the pods the best first chance at least.
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Is it necessary to get some to add to a tank? or can you just let them multiply on their own (from LR)?

I thought I had a good population, but I don't see quite as many of them on the rock as before (when looking with red light or my moonlights).

How exactly can you add them to an existing tank without them getting devoured?!?
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How exactly can you add them to an existing tank without them getting devoured?!?
Best way to have a steady population in to have them breeding in a fuge. They will get sucked up into your main a little at a time. Just make sure there is some LR in the fuge for them to feel secure enough to breed.
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I have a few rocks , but my main thing in the fuge was to use cruched coral , not the pulvurized stuff , but the fragmented shell I figure that would make a good breeding ground
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