Tisbe biminiensisis an excellent all-purpose aquarium copepod owing to its role in the natural environment as a detritivore. An opportunist feeder, Tisbe can be used as a tank cleaner that consumes uneaten food and waste as well as phytoplankton in the tank and refugium.
Tisbe is capable of producing many eggs during its adult life span that hatch into nauplii which will enter the water column as food for your filter-feeding reef inhabitants and replenish the adult population vital to tank hygiene. Tisbe adults and juveniles may also enter the water column and be tasty and nutritious treats for your reef fish!
AlgaGenPods Tisbe contains live Tisbe biminiensis in treated natural ocean water. Add 1 capful AlgaGenPods Tisbe per 10 gallons directly to your main aquarium, sump, or refugium. For best results, acclimate and grow Tisbe in a separate culture vessel and harvest as needed to feed the main aquarium.
Great food for:
Mandarins & Dragonettes
Copepods can also be grown outside of the aquarium system in a culture vessel and then harvested to feed the aquarium. Pod culture can be tricky, some are easier than others, but with some simple equipment and a little dedication, pod cultures are achievable.
Copepods are best maintained at 78°F and at S.G. 1.020 with low light and very low aeration. We strongly recommend acclimating your copepods into your culture vessel or tank.
Size: 0.7 - 1 mm. 8 oz bottle contains 100 to 200 pods and 16 oz bottle contains 200 to 300 pods.
AlgaGenPods are guaranteed to arrive alive but are exempt from our extended guarantee after their arrival.