- Great Fish and Coral Food
* Amphipods and copepods
make excellent food for picky eaters like seahorses. Mandarin gobies
love them and they are essential to a reef tank adding biodiversity.
* Tanks can be seeded with them by introducing ~100 per 25 gallons or through the use of an upstream fishless refugium kept dimly lit.
* The most common amphipods found in aquaria are either herbivores or detritivores. They tend to eat either plant or algal material preferentially and either graze on algae or eat debris of plant or algal origin.
* In our aquaria, amphipods are typically part of the cleanup crew.
In addition, they are a fantastic live food
option for whatever fish
can catch them. Altogether they are a beneficial and interesting component of our systems' fauna.
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