REEFreshments®: PLANK-TONIC™ Live Copepods (8 oz.)
REEFreshments®: PLANK-TONIC™ Live Copepods is a premium blend of multiple species of both adult and juvenile aquacultured live copepods. Specifically, PLANK-TONIC™ contains three species of copepods: Apocyclops panamensis, Tigriopus californicus, and Tisbe biminiensis. These pods are the perfect food for finicky fish (e.g., dragonets and wrasses), contribute to an aquarium's clean-up crew through the consumption of detritus and nuisance algae, and help maintain a balanced ecosystem.
About REEFreshments®: PLANK-TONIC™
PLANK-TONIC™ is one of the only copepod products on the market that contains multiple species of copepods in one package, and every 8 oz. bottle contains the maximum amount of pods permissible without compromising its 6-8 week shelf life. PLANK-TONIC™ is special in that it contains a mix of both harpacticoid and cyclopoid copepods, meaning that fish will be able to find food throughout the water column, as some of these copepods are benthic (bottom-dwelling) while others are planktonic (free-swimming). Moreover, every stage of the copepod life cycle is included in our blend (i.e., eggs, nauplii, copepodites, and adults), which is best for establishing or replenishing a copepod culture in the aquarium. With REEFreshments®: PLANK-TONIC™, aquarists can easily culture copepods in the main display, a refugium, or in a separate dedicated system by simply adding our Live Phytoplankton. Please see below for more information regarding culturing your PLANK-TONIC™ Live Copepods.
Culturing PLANK-TONIC™ Live Copepods