Copepods are small crustaceans that can be found in saltwater and freshwater environments worldwide. They can be a healthy food source for your marine fish. Here at Algae Research and Supply we culture Tigriopus californicus, a marine species native to the Pacific coast of North America.
With its high nutrient content and enticing “eat me” dance, Tigriopus californicus, aka Tig pods, make the perfect supplement to your reef’s planktonic feed menu, especially for the picky members of your community tank.
Why T. californicus?
Critters that love them
T. californicus is available in two sizes
0.5 L or 1 L
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