Reef Nutrition - Tigger Pods

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Size: 6oz
Price:
Sale price$28.97
Stock:
In stock (2 units), ready to be shipped

Description

Product Description:

Because Tigger-Pods (Tigriopus californicus copepods) swim upwards with a stimulating, jerky motion, they are attractive to a wide range of fish like Mandarin dragonets, Seahorses and Pipefish. They are easy to culture and perfect for propagation or restocking refugia. They breed rapidly, producing scores of eggs per female.

Benefits:

Quality
You won’t find any higher quality pods. Tigger-Pods are cultured at Reef Nutrition using a proprietary, meticulous, and bio-secure process by the world leader in the development of algae- and zooplankton-based feeds.

Super Nutritious
Your tank will get a big healthy boost because Tigger-Pods are fed on Reef Nutrition Phyto-Feast®—nutritious marine microalgae raised on site.

Myth Buster
Contrary to what some say, Tigger-Pods will thrive in your warm reef tank. In fact, warmer water revs up their metabolism and reproductive rate. They will do well in cool water too.

Highest Density, More Value
 Our bottles are the most concentrated on the market, giving your tank more quality pods per dose for your money.

Use & Storage

Storage
We recommend that you add Tigger-Pods the day you receive them. If you need to hold them before adding, simply pop the cap and put them in the fridge for a few days.

Receiving your Tigger-Pods
Upon arrival, you may notice the Tigger-Pods aren't very active. This is normal when cold shipped or cold stored. As the bottles warm up, the Tigger-Pods will become more active. It is not uncommon to have a few of the oldest copepods to die from old age. We pack the bottle with life stages above 300 microns, so the bottle will be full of juveniles and egg-bearing females. On average, we add at least 10% more in every bottle to account for any DOA. Each bottle contains approximately 3,000 copepods.

Acclimation
Open bottle cap and remove the inside liner, if there is one. Let the bottle stand at room temp for 2 hours to allow the temperature to rise. The Tigger-Pods can be poured directly into your refugium and/or main tank.

Use:

Direct feed to fish, corals and other inverts

  • Turn off wavemakers and your recirculating pump(s).
  • Pour the animals in and watch the feeding frenzy. (You can even use a target feeding device for this step. )

Since some of the copepods will cling to the side of the bottle after pouring, make sure to rinse the remainders out with clean saltwater so that you get every last animal.

Establish in a display

  • Turn off the lights, wavemakers and recirculating pump(s).
  • Pour the animals in and wait for 30 minutes.
  • Return the system to normal function.
  • Remove filter socks and floss. Replace the next morning.

Since some of the copepods will cling to the side of the bottle after pouring, make sure to rinse the remainders out with clean saltwater so that you get every last animal.

Establish in a refugium (best method)

  • Pour in the animals and watch them settle in.

Since some of the copepods will cling to the side of the bottle after pouring, make sure to rinse the remainders out with clean saltwater so that you get every last animal.

Care and Feeding:

Copepods are relatively easy to care for and maintain. They feed primarily on microalgae and can be fed our phytoplankton-based product blends such as Phyto-Feast.
Copepods can live in your main tank, your refugium, or in a separate dedicated system. In your main tank, they will be eaten and depleted by your fish and corals. In your refugium they will thrive since there are no predators. Pods from your refugium can be periodically harvest and fed to your main tank.
Copepods like to remain inconspicuous, so they will prefer an environment with nooks and crannies. In your main tank they will hide in your live rock and gravel. In your refugium they will hide in your macroalgae and other plants.

Technical Info

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (min) 1.3%
Crude Fat (min) 0.5%
Crude Fiber (max) 0.1%
Moisture (max) 94.0%

* Information as per Manufacturer

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The day your order ships, you will receive an e-mail containing your CanPar, Purolator, UPS, Fedex, Loomis Express tracking number or WestJet airway number.

Someone must be available to receive it at the either the CanPar, Purolator, UPS, Fedex, Loomis Express or WestJet facility to prevent livestock from being exposed to the rain and/or extreme temperatures.  Photo Id is necessary for WestJet order pickup at a designated WestJet facility.

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On rare occasions, livestock may die during shipping. Into the Blue has an Arrive Alive Guarantee, so any fish, invert or coral
that doesn’t make it alive will be replaced. Please read our Arrive Alive Guarantee & DOA Policy below for more information.

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Availability

Because there are many factors affecting the availability of aquatic life, not all species are available at all times. New shipments arrive at our facilities weekly, and every day specimens that have successfully passed our health examination become available.

Substitutions

We work closely with our customers and suppliers to ensure you get exactly what you order. We will not substitute a size or species if your selection is unavailable. If your selection is unavailable or out of stock, simply call to discuss alternatives with one of service specialists.

Returns

  • The shipping container you receive will include a packing slip which contains the size and quantity of aquatic life that has been billed to your account. If this packing slip differs from what was received, please notify us by phone at 204-963-8663 or e-mail at team@intotheblueeco.ca
  • Because of the complex packaging procedures for all aquatic life and our primary concern for the health and well-being of all specimens we offer, we cannot accept any returns of any aquatic life. Please make your selections carefully.
  • By making a purchase through our website you are agreeing to our policies. At Into the Blue we make every effort to ensure you only receive happy and healthy livestock. Due to the sensitive nature of living fish, inverts and corals, sometimes they may not survive shipping. We have a less than 5% DOA rate.

Arrive Alive Guarantee*

(*All of these conditions must be met or guarantee is void)

  • Guarantee begins on the date that your shipment arrives.
  • You must be present at the time of delivery to accept and sign for the package
  • If the shipment is rejected for any reason, the guarantee is void.
  • Proof must be provided; if your fish, invert or coral dies, becomes unattached or goes missing. 

Arrive Alive Proof Method

  • Take a picture of the livestock in question in the bag as well as out of the bag on a white background. 
  • Send an email with the uploaded pictures to team@intotheblueeco.ca within 24 hours of delivery for credit. 
  • Guarantee requests that do not have photos attached at time of submission will not be processed. 
  • We will review your submission and issue the appropriate credit via your email within 3 business days. 
  • If part of a Reef Package dies, we will credit you a prorated amount of the price of your reef package. 
  • Discarding the coral, invert or fish that died without Into the Blue’s authorization will void your guarantee.
  • We do not re-issue credits for product purchased with store credit.

We are confident our livestock will thrive in your system if provided the proper saltwater environment. This includes water chemistry, compatibility, and tank setup, all of which are the hobbyist's responsibility. We reserve the right to request the dead animal be returned to our store with a water sample. Deaths due to incompatibility or jumping out of tank are not covered under the guarantee.

DOA Policy

  • Into the Blue does not issue refunds; only replacements. If the same or similar item is not available we will issue a store credit.
  • For DOA claims, a clear picture of the dead coral, invert or fish must be provided within 24 hours. For specific details, see our Arrive Alive Proof Method.
  • Replacements are included in future orders (shipping to be paid by the customer). Into the Blue does not ship out single livestock replacements.
  • Into the Blue is not responsible for any delays due to carrier and/or weather complications. In such cases there will be no guarantee on live arrival.
  • Shipping costs are non refundable.

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