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Tigriopus Californicus

  • Marine copepod.
  • Larger sized copepod.
  • Very tolerant of a wide range of salinities and temperatures.
  • Acts as the bottom of the food chain in your reef tank, and will readily consume detritus and microalgae.
  • Reproduces quickly, but needs a place to hide or else they will be quickly dispatched by your fish.
  • Perfect for refugiums or large tanks with lots of rock work.
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Product Description

Tigriopus Californicus

Overview: 
  • These copepods are very tolerant of a wide range of temperatures and salinities.
  • They survive well in the same environment as most marine fish available commercially.
  • They are larger than most copepods commercially available today .
  • They will will act as the bottom of the food chain in your reef tank, and will readily consume detritus and and diatoms.
  • They reproduce slowly in relation to most copepods, and will need a place to hide or else they will be quickly dispatched by your fish (most marine fish can go through hundreds if not thousands of these a day).
Japanese Tigger Quick Stats: 
  • Salinity Tolerance (long term): 1.015-1.035
  • Ph Tolerance (long term): 7.6-8.4
  • Temperature Tolerance (long term): 65F-84F
  • Ammonia Tolerance: <1ppm
  • Location Preference: Likes to spend most of it’s time on tank walls, rock, and substrate.
  • Sexual Maturation From Birth: 18 Days
  • Average Brood Size: 18
  • Reproductive Cycle Following Sexual Maturation: 4 days

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