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Old 07-25-2003, 07:06 PM   #1
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copepods and amphipods

how do i get them? I havent seen any of these in my tank =/

on the other hand, i dont really know what/where/when to look for them

also, i havent seen any worms or anything like that.

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Old 07-25-2003, 07:35 PM   #2
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Do you have live rock or introduced any sand from another tank?

How old is your set up?

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in my tank.. i see the ampipods at night.. do a little night diving like everyone suggests... and the copepods.. i see it swimming on the tank wall anytime, day or night.. small little white dots just moving about...
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yea, ive got about 10 lbs of LR from 2 different stores. no sand from an est. tank though. its been setup fer about 6 weeks now.

what do ampipodes look like?
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Although the tank is still young yet, there should be some in there. As sokhamik suggested, try checking at night after the lights have been off awhile. Just use a flashlight with a red lense/filter.

Here are the critters you are looking for. Copepods, Amphipods

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Old 07-26-2003, 01:27 PM   #6
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wow those look really neat =)

ill have to get a red filter for my flashlight and check at night.

do have some happy news though... i saw some snail babies today!!! yay go snails.


thx again guys
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I don't wish to open a new thread to waste, so I "pump" this thread up again.

Hmm... I feel my Mandarin fish is getting thinner, It maybe my tank is not enough "copepods and amphipods" feed them.

My tank have live sand (4kg) and live rock (5kg) in 2 feet tank for the moment.

I wish any one know how to increase the "copepods and amphipods"?

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More rock and a refugium will give the bugs more places to live and breed, so their numbers should increase over time and hopefully maintain. For a (hopefully) quicker solution

http://aquaculturestore.com/swinverts.html

I'm expecting my first order from them in the next few days.
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Check the sponge pre-filters. Mine usually have a lot of pods. I've heard some that clean the filters and get the bugs to dump into the tanks for fish food.
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Thanks for your information ^_^
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