Can CA amphipods survive in a reef tank?

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Just wondering if I had amphipods from a beach in CA where the water is 56 degrees, would they survive in our home aquariums?
I don't have an answer, but two thoughts. 1) why when there is an abundance of life you'll get already. 2). Do you want small critters that don't have corals as a natural habitat to crawl around your corals and possibly eat/pester them?
 

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Pods are rather resilient. The guy I got my latest batch from said that he cultures in 1.015 salinity and they are doing great in 1.027. It won't hurt to try. I had dinos wipe everything out in my tank but amphipods, bristle worms and my fish. It's not going to hurt to try. I never dosed phyto in my tank so they must be scavengers. You will see them in a couple of months at night if they made it. Shine a flashlight on the rock.
 
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I don't have an answer, but two thoughts. 1) why when there is an abundance of life you'll get already. 2). Do you want small critters that don't have corals as a natural habitat to crawl around your corals and possibly eat/pester them?
Well I love wrasses and wrasses love amphipods.
 
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Pods are rather resilient. The guy I got my latest batch from said that he cultures in 1.015 salinity and they are doing great in 1.027. It won't hurt to try. I had dinos wipe everything out in my tank but amphipods, bristle worms and my fish. It's not going to hurt to try. I never dosed phyto in my tank so they must be scavengers. You will see them in a couple of months at night if they made it. Shine a flashlight on the rock.
I assume they have different species of them so I am unsure how the temperature affects them. I think temp is the biggest issue when it comes to creatures on this coast
 

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