copepods, aren't they parasitic?

copepods, aren't they parasitic?

Postby ymlin08 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:18 am

my question pertains to copepods that are cultured for larval fish food.

as we know, several kinds of copepods are parasitic. however strangely enough they are added to larval fish cultures or even established fish tanks with no ill effect. why is this?
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Re: copepods, aren't they parasitic?

Postby Luis A M » Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:59 pm

Welcome! :D Find some time to tell us about what you are raising or planning in Singapore...
Of course we wouldn´t introduce parasitic or predatory copepod species in our tanks,much less take the work of culturing them.We choose free living pelagic species which produce very small naups,suitable as larval 1st food. :wink:
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Re: copepods, aren't they parasitic?

Postby ymlin08 » Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:58 am

Hi Luis!

My first plan is to breed the orange spot filefish, of which I have 6 healthy specimens that I have weaned onto my homemade food.

I have heard of collecting copepods during a full moon at high tide, however, that would not give much control over what species are caught which is what worries me.
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Re: copepods, aren't they parasitic?

Postby Luis A M » Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:07 pm

Nice!. 8) You can see our experiences with Oxy Files here.
you can collect any time as described in "about calanoids".And culture them,you might end up with some good pelagic species.
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