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Old 03/14/2018, 09:15 AM   #1
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Copepods ID

Hello,

I bought copepods from an online seller but from I what I read they seems large (approx 1cm) to be copepods although I never saw copepods in real lol. Can someone confirm what is this exactly (see pic attached) ?


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Old 03/14/2018, 09:36 AM   #2
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Really hard to see in that picture IMO..
But TIGRIOPUS CALIFORNICUS (Tiger Pods) can be 1.5mm long


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Old 03/14/2018, 09:57 AM   #3
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Looks like a bunch of brine shrimp to me.

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Old 03/14/2018, 10:04 AM   #4
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Looks like a bunch of brine shrimp to me.

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Now that you say that and I squint you may be right...

Shark888 post a link to the online ad


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Old 03/14/2018, 10:07 AM   #5
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Yeah those are brine shrimp.


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Old 03/14/2018, 10:16 AM   #6
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Looks like a bunch of brine shrimp to me.

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That would be my guess too.


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Old 03/14/2018, 10:27 AM   #7
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Added more pics.

Here is the link (chinese) : https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm...u=f29jgiapb347

I saw pics of brine shrimp and Im thinking thats what I got, but in the water they seems to have also plenty of very small dots if I can say, maybe 1mm size and the others are approx 10mm

The online ad stated that there would be 1000 pcs of copepods...


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Old 03/14/2018, 10:28 AM   #8
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Old 03/14/2018, 10:31 AM   #9
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Clearly brine shrimp in the pictures..
cannot comment on if you go any copepods..

Welcome to purchasing from China.. Buyer beware as corruption just part of the acceptable business practices...


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Old 03/14/2018, 11:04 AM   #10
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Yup definitely brine.


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Old 03/14/2018, 11:55 AM   #11
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Okay so I can confirm that there are some very tiny "things" swimming with size less than 0.01, so I can only guess those are copepods, I was expecting to breed them in the small tank you saw in the pics so Im looking for your advise.

Should I move the brine shrimp to my refugium and let what seems to be copepods alone in the small tank ?


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Okay so I can confirm that there are some very tiny "things" swimming with size less than 0.01, so I can only guess those are copepods, I was expecting to breed them in the small tank you saw in the pics so Im looking for your advise.

Should I move the brine shrimp to my refugium and let what seems to be copepods alone in the small tank ?
Sure.. whatever floats your boat..
Whats your desired outcome of this?

Just dump it all in your tank and enjoy..


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Old 03/14/2018, 12:46 PM   #13
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Both the pods and shrimp should be able to coexist in the same tank if you want.


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Old 03/15/2018, 06:17 AM   #14
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Could the tiny swimming ones be baby brine shrimp?


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Old 03/15/2018, 11:21 AM   #15
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Sure.. whatever floats your boat..
Whats your desired outcome of this?

Just dump it all in your tank and enjoy..
Well, my mandarin dragonet is currently in QT so Im expecting this copepods/brine shrimp arrival will help him stay alive.

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Could the tiny swimming ones be baby brine shrimp?
I hope not.

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Both the pods and shrimp should be able to coexist in the same tank if you want.
I have a question about what copepods eat, because I do not have phytoplankton, what apart this copepods can eat ?


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Just a couple guesses.

http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2004-08/rs/index.php

http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2004-02/rs/index.php


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Old 03/16/2018, 10:03 PM   #17
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Id say brine shrimp


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