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{"id":4311191420964,"title":"Reef Nutrition Apex-Pods™","handle":"apex-pods™","description":"\u003ch1\u003eApex-Pods\u003cspan class=\"superscript\"\u003e™\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e‐ LIVE\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cem\u003eApocyclops panamensis\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003ecopepods – easy to use and culture!\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"clear-right order-frame\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"browse\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eReef Nutrition's new\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eApex-Pods\u003cspan class=\"superscript\"\u003e™\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e(LIVE\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cem\u003eApocyclops panamensis\u003c\/em\u003e) are\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e100% aquacultured copepods\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003ethat swim upwards with a stimulating, jerky motion which is attractive to both fish and people.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePerfect for direct feeding, culturing or stocking new tanks and refugiums, they are a great food source for finicky fish and invertebrates, such as mandarins, pipefish, anthias wrasses, SPS, LPS and soft corals, and other filter feeders.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eStage 1 nauplii are approximately 70 micron and adults are approximately 600 to 700 microns.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"content-info\" class=\"tab-content\"\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eApex-Pods are great for...\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cul class=\"twoCol1 features\"\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePropagation\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIncreasing Bio-Diversity\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSeeding new tanks and reef refugiums\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul class=\"twoCol2 features\"\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIrresistible to finicky eaters\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDetritivores, readily consuming organic waste\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"clear caption rounded twoCol1\"\u003e\n\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/reedmariculture.com\/i\/copepod_Apocyclops_Female.jpg\" width=\"1024\" height=\"768\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eApocyclops panamensis female\u003c\/em\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"caption rounded twoCol2\"\u003e\n\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/reedmariculture.com\/i\/copepod_Apocyclops_Naupli.jpg\" width=\"1024\" height=\"768\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eApocyclops panamensis nauplius\u003c\/em\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"caption rounded twoCol2\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"caption rounded twoCol2\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eUse and storage:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"indent1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDO NOT REFRIGERATE! Pop the cap upon arrival and during acclimation.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eAfter 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\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/reefnutrition.com\/product_phyto_feast.php\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePhyto-Feast\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003ean ideal food for these animals and will also provide nutrition for many other invertebrates in your reef aquarium.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDirect feed to fish and corals:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTurn off wavemakers and your recirculating pump(s).\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePour the animals in and watch the feeding frenzy.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eYou can even use a target feeding device for this step.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eEstablish in a display:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTurn off the lights, wavemakers and recirculating pump(s).\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePour the animals in and wait for 30 minutes.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eReturn the system to normal function.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eEstablish in a refugium:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePour in the animals and watch them settle in.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCulture in a separate container:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNo live algae required!  Our\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/reefnutrition.com\/product_rgcomplete.php\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"smallcaps\"\u003eRGcomplete\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan class=\"superscript\"\u003e™\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eor one of our other\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/reedmariculture.com\/product_rotigrow.php\"\u003eR\u003cstrong\u003eotGrow\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eproducts\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eare perfect for this animal.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFor highly productive, small scale culture protocols, look here:\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.dropbox.com\/s\/9249q0g7yuedmnt\/product_apocyclops_panamensis_2017.pdf?raw=1\" title=\"product_apocyclops_panamensis_2017.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eapocyclops_panamensis information\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"caption rounded twoCol2\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e","published_at":"2019-10-25T10:03:29-05:00","created_at":"2019-10-25T10:13:18-05:00","vendor":"Reef Nutrition","type":"Food","tags":["Live Apocyclops Panamensis"],"price":2499,"price_min":2499,"price_max":2499,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":30996314456100,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"RN_APEX_SM","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Reef Nutrition Apex-Pods™","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":2499,"weight":170,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0227\/4721\/7956\/products\/prod_rnd_apexpods.png?v=1582606727"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0227\/4721\/7956\/products\/prod_rnd_apexpods.png?v=1582606727","options":["Title"],"media":[{"alt":"Apex-Pods™ - Corals Fish and Beyond","id":5458491146276,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":0.991,"height":1009,"width":1000,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0227\/4721\/7956\/products\/prod_rnd_apexpods.png?v=1572016398"},"aspect_ratio":0.991,"height":1009,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0227\/4721\/7956\/products\/prod_rnd_apexpods.png?v=1572016398","width":1000}],"content":"\u003ch1\u003eApex-Pods\u003cspan class=\"superscript\"\u003e™\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e‐ LIVE\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cem\u003eApocyclops panamensis\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003ecopepods – easy to use and culture!\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"clear-right order-frame\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"browse\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eReef Nutrition's new\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eApex-Pods\u003cspan class=\"superscript\"\u003e™\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e(LIVE\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cem\u003eApocyclops panamensis\u003c\/em\u003e) are\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e100% aquacultured copepods\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003ethat swim upwards with a stimulating, jerky motion which is attractive to both fish and people.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePerfect for direct feeding, culturing or stocking new tanks and refugiums, they are a great food source for finicky fish and invertebrates, such as mandarins, pipefish, anthias wrasses, SPS, LPS and soft corals, and other filter feeders.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eStage 1 nauplii are approximately 70 micron and adults are approximately 600 to 700 microns.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"content-info\" class=\"tab-content\"\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eApex-Pods are great for...\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cul class=\"twoCol1 features\"\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePropagation\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIncreasing Bio-Diversity\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSeeding new tanks and reef refugiums\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul class=\"twoCol2 features\"\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIrresistible to finicky eaters\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDetritivores, readily consuming organic waste\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"clear caption rounded twoCol1\"\u003e\n\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/reedmariculture.com\/i\/copepod_Apocyclops_Female.jpg\" width=\"1024\" height=\"768\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eApocyclops panamensis female\u003c\/em\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"caption rounded twoCol2\"\u003e\n\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/reedmariculture.com\/i\/copepod_Apocyclops_Naupli.jpg\" width=\"1024\" height=\"768\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cem\u003eApocyclops panamensis nauplius\u003c\/em\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"caption rounded twoCol2\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"caption rounded twoCol2\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eUse and storage:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"indent1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDO NOT REFRIGERATE! Pop the cap upon arrival and during acclimation.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eAfter 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\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/reefnutrition.com\/product_phyto_feast.php\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePhyto-Feast\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003ean ideal food for these animals and will also provide nutrition for many other invertebrates in your reef aquarium.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDirect feed to fish and corals:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTurn off wavemakers and your recirculating pump(s).\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePour the animals in and watch the feeding frenzy.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eYou can even use a target feeding device for this step.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eEstablish in a display:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTurn off the lights, wavemakers and recirculating pump(s).\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePour the animals in and wait for 30 minutes.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eReturn the system to normal function.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eEstablish in a refugium:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePour in the animals and watch them settle in.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCulture in a separate container:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNo live algae required!  Our\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/reefnutrition.com\/product_rgcomplete.php\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan class=\"smallcaps\"\u003eRGcomplete\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan class=\"superscript\"\u003e™\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eor one of our other\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/reedmariculture.com\/product_rotigrow.php\"\u003eR\u003cstrong\u003eotGrow\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eproducts\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eare perfect for this animal.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFor highly productive, small scale culture protocols, look here:\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.dropbox.com\/s\/9249q0g7yuedmnt\/product_apocyclops_panamensis_2017.pdf?raw=1\" title=\"product_apocyclops_panamensis_2017.pdf\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eapocyclops_panamensis information\u003c\/a\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"caption rounded twoCol2\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e"}

Reef Nutrition Apex-Pods™

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Apex-Pods ‐ LIVE Apocyclops panamensis copepods – easy to use and culture!

Reef Nutrition's new Apex-Pods (LIVE Apocyclops panamensis) are 100% aquacultured copepods that swim upwards with a stimulating, jerky motion which is attractive to both fish and people.

Perfect for direct feeding, culturing or stocking new tanks and refugiums, they are a great food source for finicky fish and invertebrates, such as mandarins, pipefish, anthias wrasses, SPS, LPS and soft corals, and other filter feeders.

Stage 1 nauplii are approximately 70 micron and adults are approximately 600 to 700 microns.

Apex-Pods are great for...

  • Propagation
  • Increasing Bio-Diversity
  • Seeding new tanks and reef refugiums
  • Irresistible to finicky eaters
  • Detritivores, readily consuming organic waste

Apocyclops panamensis female

Apocyclops panamensis nauplius

Use and storage:

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 an ideal food for these animals and will also provide nutrition for many other invertebrates in your reef aquarium.

Direct feed to fish and corals:

  • Turn off wavemakers and your recirculating pump(s).
  • Pour the animals in and watch the feeding frenzy.
  • You can even use a target feeding device for this step.

Establish in a display:

  • Turn off the lights, wavemakers and recirculating pump(s).
  • Pour the animals in and wait for 30 minutes.
  • Return the system to normal function.

Establish in a refugium:

  • Pour in the animals and watch them settle in.

Culture in a separate container:

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