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Reef Food: Harpacticoida

Reef Food: Harpacticoida
The harpacticoids are an order of mostly benthic (living on surfaces) copepods found all over the world; living in the ocean, lakes, moist soil, groundwater…basically anywhere you can find water you can find a harpacticoid copepod, although most species are marine. Click Here To Read More.

Calanoida - Copepods With Heart

Calanoida - Copepods With Heart
To date there have been about 2000 species described in the copepod order Calanoida, which is probably just a fraction of what is left to be discov...

Reef Favourites: The Longnose Hawkfish

Reef Favourites: The Longnose Hawkfish
Oxycirrhites typus aka the longnose hawkfish is a reef aquarium favourite. What’s not to love about this fish, with its red and white checkered pat...

Seahorses and Copepods

Seahorses and Copepods
The syngnathids (a name which comes from the Greek for “fused jaws”) are a unique looking family of fish encompassing the well known, charismatic seahorses, as well as the pipefishes, pipehorses and seadragons. These fish are found in warm seas worldwide, usually in coastal waters.

Copepod Morphology

Copepod Morphology
The bodies of copepods can be extremely different during their different stages of life as they change from nauplius to copepodid to adult. The body structure of copepods also has large variation between species, but in general they share physical traits that unite them as a group and visually mark them as copepods.

Larval Fish-Copepod Feeding Interactions

Larval Fish-Copepod Feeding Interactions
Have you ever had trouble feeding or keeping baby fish? Mortality in marine larval fish (such as clownfish) is high for many reasons, but a main culprit is the lack of appropriate food. In the wild, the diets of larval fish are mainly made up of copepods. Learn More!

Copepods and Photosynthesis

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Photosynthesis, the process by which light is converted into chemical energy is usually thought to only take place in the realm of plants and algae...

What is Zooplankton? Copepods and Rotifers Explained

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Zooplankton are found near the bottom of the food chain. Feeding on phytoplankton (green water) and other small zooplankton, they in turn are the p...

How To Seed Your Tank With Live Copepods & Rotifers

How To Seed Your Tank With Live Copepods & Rotifers
Seed your tank with a live, self-sustaining food source today for a clean, low maintenance and healthy ecosystem. Find out more here!