So you know that copepods make a healthy meal for the inhabitants of your reef, but what else do they do? It turns out that copepods are more important to the planet than you might think, and have more use to people beyond their inclusion in aquariums.
Copepods go through many transformations during the course of their planktonic lives. Hatching from an egg which might be attached to the adult female or deposited into the water, the first stage of copepod life is called a nauplius,transitioning into the more mature copepodid form and then the final adult stage.
What are rotifers, beyond tiny organisms that you feed to your reef? Although rotifers are for the most part microscopic, they are in fact multicellular animals belonging to their own ancient group which can be found all over the world.
Canada Copepods provides sustainably aquacultured zooplankton using only synthetic HUFA-enhanced phytoplankton for feeding. We specialize in the aquaculture of zooplankton for use in the home aquarium, clean and contaminant free.
Zooplankton are found near the bottom of the food chain. Feeding on phytoplankton (green water) and other small zooplankton, they in turn are the primary food source for the reef. The most abundant zooplankton found in the ocean reef are tiny, mic...