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Keeping isopods?

Discussion in 'Saltwater Invertebrates & Corals' started by bluebird42, May 3, 2018.

  1. bluebird42

    bluebird42 New Member

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    Has anyone kept isopods in their reef tank? I heard some people keep them as clean up.

     
  2. Colin_T

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    if you have any marine algae you will get them living in that. Refugiums with Caulerpa and other common macro algae make ideal homes for them. You also get them living among rock but mostly in plants.

    I had a 4ft tank that was half Caulerpa and every week I would remove a 5 litre bucket of the stuff. When I lifted the Caulerpa out of the tank and bucket, numerous copepods would drop out of the plant. the fish loved them :)
     
  3. King puff

    King puff Fish Crazy

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    Yes, in my reef tank, the sump is full of scuds, copepods, small shrimp, and amphipods. I use micro algae in the sump so I guess the arthropods find their way in their from the algae.
     

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