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 #1891  by caine
 24 Oct 2016 00:27
Do you guys care when the pod population increases and if so, do you have a way to control their numbers? I know they are pretty harmless, but I don't like seeing so many in the aquarium.

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 #1907  by odin
 24 Oct 2016 17:45
Do you have any footage or photos? I know they are TINY but thought I'd ask. I never seem to have many in my tanks? I have a handful that bob around in the light at the surface of my tank but they all disappear for ages then come back?


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 #1918  by odin
 25 Oct 2016 18:47
Does anybody know what they eat?


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 #1919  by Wander
 25 Oct 2016 18:49
Wikipedia :
"Copepods feed directly on phytoplankton, catching cells singly. Some of the larger species are predators of their smaller relatives. Many benthic copepods eat organic detritus or the bacteria that grow in it, and their mouth parts are adapted for scraping and biting. Herbivorous copepods, particularly those in rich, cold seas, store up energy from their food as oil droplets while they feed in the spring and summer on plankton blooms. These droplets may take up over half of the volume of their bodies in polar species. Many copepods (e.g., fish lice like the Siphonostomatoida) are parasites, and feed on their host organisms."
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 #1920  by caine
 25 Oct 2016 18:58
In my fresh water planted tanks I would just put a couple of fish in to chomp them up, but I didn't see any brackish fish that wouldn't also eat our preciousessssssss.

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