How to culture copepods?

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ScottyD36

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So I recently got a mandarin goby. My tank has copepods in it already but I wanted to look into doing a culture on my own. So it is easy to add them in because I understand the mandarin can eat a lot of them. I been reading up on different methods. I have a 3 gallon little tank that I use to quarantine new fish which I am thinking about turning into a place to breed copepods for my mandarin. I have read different methods. Is it really as easy as filling the tank up with saltwater, adding a airpump and dumping copepods in. Then just feed them and they start to breeding like crazy. I wanted to see peoples set ups that are doing it successfully. Any information or direction would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
 
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Yes it’s that easy. Saltwater and phytoplankton and a small air line but even that’s not needed. Water and phyto and in about 3 weeks harvest, clean the tank and start again. Very easy.
 
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