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Zoobloom Copepods+Rotifers

Zoobloom Copepods+Rotifers

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SHIPPING :

Orders are generally shipped within 24/48 business hours with a shipping agency.

*Orders DO NOT go out on Fridays to avoid them being stuck all weekend at the transport agency.

You can check the status of your order by sending us an email to firemouthaquaristic@gmail.com

Shipping price:

SPAIN PENINSULA:

- NACEX 24/48H - €5.95 | FREE ON ORDERS + €60

- NACEX SHIPPING LIVE ANIMAL 24H €15 | FREE ON ORDERS +150€

- NACEX HEAVY DELIVERY - €9 | €15 depending on product

- PICKUP FROM WAREHOUSE (ONLY FOR ALICANTE) - €0

ISLANDS, CEUTA AND MELILLA

We use the Correos parcel service with a flat rate of €22

However, write to us and tell us what you are interested in because if it is a smaller package, the costs will be much cheaper.

You only pay the exact Post Office rate

Write to us if you have questions

EUROPE / EUROPE

We use the Correos parcel service with a flat rate of €45

However, write to us and tell us what you are interested in because if it is a smaller package, the costs will be much cheaper.

We use the parcel service of Correos with a flat rate of € 45

However, write us and tell us what you are interested in because if it is a smaller package, the costs are much cheaper.

Fish Shipping Information ONLY

**Only valid for Spain PENINSULA

Shipping fish costs €15 (or free from €150.00) and is sent via urgent NACEX , delivering the package before 7pm.

You can also choose to pick it up at the agency first thing in the morning on
day delivery is scheduled, in this case, please write to us once the order has been placed at 664373985.

Once the package arrives you will have one hour to acclimatize and resolve any incidents.
of the animal, if it is not done in this way the right to claim the animals will be lost.

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ZooBloom

Mixture of live benthic copepods Tisbe sp. and live rotifers Brachionus plicatilis in bottle.

Laboratory grown and fed exclusively with phytoplankton.

Excellent mixture of zooplankton to feed a wide variety of organisms due to the diversity of sizes and stages of each species, in addition to keeping dinoflagellate pests at bay.

Description:

Genre: Thisbe
Animalia Kingdom
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Maxillopoda
Subclass: Copepoda
Order: Harpacticoid

Genus: Brachionus
Animalia Kingdom
Phylum: Rotifera
Class: Monogononta, Bdelloidea, Seisonidea
Family: Brachionidae

General characteristics

These small crustaceans constitute more than 70% of the zooplankton components in all seas and are free-living organisms.
Its size ranges between 0.2-2.5mm.
They are capable of swimming but due to their small size they cannot define their own destiny and are carried away by water currents, which is why they are part of the plankton.
They feed on phytoplankton (microalgae) and serve as food for organisms at higher trophic levels, including, among others, fish.
They have benthic habits, which allows them to be kept at high densities
High reproductive potential (high fertility and short generations)
Its characteristic zig-zag movement is an important visual stimulus for many fish.
They reproduce sexually (separate sexes) and go through six nauplius larval stages and five copepodite stages before molting into adults.

Advantages of copepods as food

  • Enhances the natural color of fish and crustaceans.
  • Strengthens the body's immune system.
  • They are especially useful with some aquarium inhabitants who are more sensitive to their diet, either because they are sick or because they do not accept inert food.
  • It has been shown that copepods in larval culture of marine fish ensure normal development with improvements in growth and survival, considerably reducing diseases, malformations and abnormal pigmentation.
  • As it is benthic and therefore attaches itself to the substrate it finds (rocks, glass, bottom, etc.), it facilitates the feeding of slow-swimming fish such as Synchiropus.

Advantages of rotifers as food

  • It is ideal as food due to its small size, slow movement, ability to be suspended in the water column and relative ease of growing at high densities.
  • The size range of this organism is suitable for most cultured fish, 125-260 µm, which is an intermediate size between microalgae (20 µm) and brine shrimp nauplii (500 µm).
  • They have a high reproduction capacity. Under favorable conditions, they reproduce asexually, so that females produce an egg within hours. They are capable of reproducing when they are just one day old (unlike copepods or brine shrimp, which need 2-3 weeks).
  • Another advantage is that they support high densities in cultivation.
  • They withstand variable conditions in the environment in which they are found (temperature, pH, salinity, oxygen,...).
  • They have a slow movement that allows organisms with difficulties to feed on them more easily.
  • By having a non-selective filtration (like Artemia) they become ideal prey to be enriched as best suits us.
  • They are easily digestible.
  • Seawater is their most optimal medium but they live perfectly in a marine aquarium since they are capable of withstanding very variable salinity ranges (1-97ppm).
  • When to use copepods and why
  • They are an excellent source of food for somewhat more delicate fish: corals and other invertebrates such as anemones, fish larvae, seahorses, mandarin fish and Anthias fish.
  • If our goal is to create more zooplankton in our aquarium, we will have to add them at night so that they are not eaten immediately after adding them.
  • They are the best option to restore appetite in sick or non-eating fish, especially mandarins, pipefish, seahorses and fish that do not accept inert food.
  • They feed on aquarium detritus, microalgae, crushed feed,…
  • Always add the contents of the bag to the end opposite the water outlet of the tank.
  • When to use rotifers and why
  • The rotifer is not the natural food of marine fish larvae. However, since it began to be used in Japan as the first larval food in 1965, it has become the most cultivated live food in intensive aquaculture. For all these reasons, it is widely used to feed fish larvae and marine crustaceans today.
  • It is indispensable as the first live food due to the fact that the Artemia nauplius is inaccessible to the larvae during the first days of life.
  • If our goal is to create more zooplankton in our aquarium, we will have to add them at night so that they are not eaten immediately after adding them.
  • Widely used for feeding corals and fish larvae. It should be noted that it is especially recommended for breeding fish such as clownfish or seahorses since these have a very small mouth size and rotifers become the ideal prey for the development of these fish.
  • Ideal for feeding all the invertebrates in our aquarium: anemones, sponges, starfish,…
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