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AlgaGenPods™ Parvocalunus
(Parvocalunus crassirostris)
AlgaGenPods™ Parvocalunus
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Parvocalanus crassirostris is recognized by top aquaculturists and aquarium breeders as one of the best live foods for the smallest and most difficult of the marine fish larvae due to the small size of the nauplii. This small pelagic copepod is rich in essential fatty acids and provides good nutrition for developing larval fish. In aquariums, the small size is optimum for capture by the finest filter feeders such as feather dusters and Christmas tree worms, SPS corals and sponges.

AlgaGenPods Parvocalunus contains live Parvocalunus crassirostris in treated natural ocean water. Add 1 capful AlgaGenPods Parvocalunus per 10 gallons directly to your main aquarium, sump, or refugium. For best results, acclimate and grow Parvocalunus in a separate culture vessel and harvest as needed to feed the main aquarium.

Great food for:

  • Scallops
  • Fan Worms/Feather Dusters
  • Sponges
  • Tridacna Clams

    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: 0.8 - 0.9 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.

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