Apex-Pods are an excellent food source that attracts finicky fish, such as mandarin dragonets, pipefish, Anthias sp. and wrasses. This copepod can also be fed to invertebrates, such as SPS, LPS and NPS corals, as well as other filter feeders. Smaller than Reef Nutrition’s Tigger-Pods®, stage 1 nauplii are approximately 70 micron and adults are approximately 600 to 700 microns.
Note: Apex-Pods™ bottles contain approximately 2,000 juvenile and adult Apocyclops panamensis copepods. Please call us if you would like to order nauplii.
DO NOT REFRIGERATE! Pop the cap upon arrival and during acclimation. After acclimation to room temperature, Apex-Pods should be added to the tank or culture vessel within 24 hours of arrival or purchase from a store. Depending on predators and tank size, Apex-Pods may need to be replenished routinely. To help promote a population, it is recommended that you feed phytoplankton to the tank often. Our Phyto-Feast is an ideal food for these animals and will also provide nutrition for many other invertebrates in your reef aquarium.