Found Copepods in refugium
by, 02-09-2011 at 09:35 PM (1454 Views)
Not sure why but today I can't sleep, so I decided to check out the blogs... after reading melev's http://www.reefaddicts.com/entry.php...ter-I-saw-life I felt a little frustrated that I hadn't seen one pod in my refugium yet... It has been about 5 months since I changed my sump to add a refugium and I hadn't seen any pods.
So tonight I decided to stare at the refugium again... can't sleep, so... got my LED flashlight, a magnifying glass, and went pod hunting.
After some 10 minutes I spotted a few Copepods moving, the tiny guys! Yes!! I also spotted something of the same size but shorter and round moving, but I don't know what those are. Impossible to get a picture without a decent macro lens (which I don't own), these guys are tiny, really.
Didn't spot any isopods or amphipods yet, but I had those in the past in my display tank. I found them in Jan 2010 under a Mag-Float glass scraping magnet. After adding a Six-line wrasse in April 2010 I never spotted any pod in the display tank again. Reason why I added the refugium.
I guess that there must be amphipods and isopods in the refugium, maybe in small quantities... at least I hope there are...