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Old 12-15-2003, 12:01 PM   #1
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Decrease in pods

The last couple nights I've been looking closley at my tank after lights out and I haven't been noticing pods at all? A month or so ago after I got my LR(120lbs) there was an insane amount and now it seems they have really decreased in numbers. I'm sure my fish/inverts have been eating them but I'm thinking maybe something else is wrong besides the fact that I really need to finish making my fuge!?

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Coral Beauty
various shrimp/crabs/snails
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Old 12-15-2003, 12:32 PM   #2
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When you had a bunch of pods were they the little pods (like copepods) or the bigger kinds of pods like amphipods?

I have off & on explosions of the little pods, one day they will be covering the glass, then in a few days they will just be gone.

I thinky your blenny may be eating the bigger pods like the amphipods?

The amphipods would be the hunched over big ones that hang around the bottom. I think the copes are the littlespeck-like guys.
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I mean the copods that are really tiny. I know I still do have some of the bigger amphipods because I just saw a peppermint shrimp dig into the sand and grab one last night. I have a bunch of bristle worms too, do they eat any of the pods because I have at least 4-5 that are getting to about the size of a pencil
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From what I have read, copepods can really fluctuate in population in a tank environment for no apparent reason. I have not figured out why this is yet. Mine would be everywhere on the glass, and then they would disappear, and then come back. Same with my hydroid jellyfish, everywhere and then mostly gone and then back again.

I am curious about this issue too. I know that copepods eat diatioms and microscopic things, so it would seem that their population fluctuating would be due in part to the amount of microscopic food that floats around for them. Maybe they grow to large numbers, eat all of the micro food, and then crash until the micro food builds up again, and then repeat cycle.
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