Tigriopus Japonicus Copepod
- These copepods are not as well known as their california cousin, but exhibit the same behavior as Tigriopus Californicus.
- They survive and reproduce 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 quickly, but, 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: 1.003-1.035
- Ph Tolerance: 7.6-8.4
- Temperature Tolerance: 32F-84F
- Ammonia Tolerance: <1ppm
- Location Preference: Likes to spend most of it’s time on tank walls, rock, and substrate.
- Sexual Maturation From Birth: 10 Days
- Average Brood Size: 50
- Reproductive Cycle Following Sexual Maturation: 5 days