Where to find amphipods and copepods

Discussion in 'Resources' started by itsacrispy, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. itsacrispy

    itsacrispy Supporting Member

    Hi all,

    I purchased Real Reef Rock and used packaged sand for my tank. I guess the nice thing is I don't have any "bad" hitchhikers but I'm also missing all the copepods and amphipods that usually come with "wild" live rock.

    Does anyone know where I can buy or find 'pods and other critters?
  2. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

    I got these copepods from Aquatic Collection a couple of days ago.

    Last edited: Oct 20, 2016
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  3. Most LFS carry one type or another in bottles and bags. You can also find them on Marine Depot, Amazon, etc.
  4. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Everyone gets amphipods and copepods. They will come when you buy/trade corals. Even if you dip all your corals you will have amphipods/copepods.

    I started with dead rock and dry sand. I have all the typical reef aquarium hitchhikers even though i dipped and inspected all corals.
  5. 650-IS350

    650-IS350 Supporting Member

    Best is to get Cheato from established reefs, they're loaded with various copepods and ampipods.
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  6. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    I have a bunch of chaeto algae for free if u wanna come to san mateo
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  7. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    I might take you up on that Ender. Maybe when I pick up the frags. Time to start on my fuge. And maybe some chaeto will pull some of the amphipods away from the corals in the biocube.
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  8. itsacrispy

    itsacrispy Supporting Member

    Thanks all, I'll give a few LFS a call and see if they have the bagged/bottled ones in stock.
  9. nbaiju

    nbaiju Guest

    @Enderturtle I would love some chaeto if you have any left.
  10. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    I do have some chaeto for free and leftover zoas for sale.

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