ZOO2 contains live copepods, Tigriopus Californicus, an attractive and nutritious live food for all tiny and small carnivorous reef fish and invertebrates. This live planktonic diet is a great choice for finicky reef inhabitants such as pipefish, mandarin fish, seahorses and most coral.
Copepods are tiny crustaceans found in almost every body of water around the world. Second only to krill, marine copepods are the largest source of protein in the ocean and full of essential fatty acids. Copepods eat microscopic algae, algae, bacteria, diatoms and microbes, making them a very beneficial addition to the reef aquarium. Once the water temperature has been equalized, bottled copepods may be added directly to the aquarium or refugium to boost your natural population or used as a food source for fish and invertebrates.
If using as a food source and keeping in the bottle for an extended period of time, remove the lid to increase oxygen in the water and store in a refrigerator at 40° F. At this temperature, they will go into hibernation and require very little oxygen or food. Alternatively, store the bottle in a cool place with the lid removed and feed them a few drops of phytoplankton twice a week.
Available in Tisbe sp., Psuedocyclops sp. and non-tropical Tigriopus californicus.
Recommended as a large target feed. Approximately 300-500 animals. Aqua-Tech Zoo2 is available in 8 oz and 16 oz jars. To ensure peak quality, keep refrigerated and occasionally vent lid.
Add directly to the aquarium, using one jar for up to 100 gallons. Add to your aquarium or refugium every six months to boost pod population. Feed PHYTO2 regularly for them to proliferate. Can also be target fed to planktivores.