Where to find amphipods and copepods

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  1. itsacrispy

    itsacrispy Supporting Member

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    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

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

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  3. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman BOD

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    Most LFS carry one type or another in bottles and bags. You can also find them on Marine Depot, Amazon, etc.
     
  4. Enderturtle

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    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

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

    Enderturtle Volunteer

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    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

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    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

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

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

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

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