Live copepods are a preferred food source for a good many fishes and invertebrates.
Adding copepods to your aquarium will help corals enormously as they expand their feeding tentacles out at night. Mandarin fish, wrasses & scooter blennies will be plump as they are always on the prowl for the next bite. Nuisance microalgae will be under tight control. There will be a significant reduction in the accumulation of detritus. Live rock and sand will have an overall cleaner appearance.
Copepods can be found in virtually every natural marine ecosystem. And, their impact on these ecosystems is generally quite strong. By feeding on the particulate organic matter, protozoans and (especially) microalgae and then, in turn, is consumed by higher animals such as fish and corals copepods facilitate the transfer of food energy from lower to higher levels of the food chain.
And copepods are not just naturally abundant; they have a very impressive food value. They have a high protein content (44-52%).
Our live copepods are shipped in a clear pouch which contains 50% liquid/copepods & 50% oxygen for shipping purposes.