Live copepods from vendors

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I wanted to feed my fish live pods that I will be pruchasing online. I am worried about adding the water that the pods came in, i to my tank. Is there a safer way of doing this? Im considering tommys pods as there is a good sale going on. Like to hear some thoughts
 
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It would be brand new saltwater mix, not from an existing tank, so nothing to worry about. The water might sometimes be a tint of green if they add phyto to the bottle.
 

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I wanted to feed my fish live pods that I will be pruchasing online. I am worried about adding the water that the pods came in, i to my tank. Is there a safer way of doing this? Im considering tommys pods as there is a good sale going on. Like to hear some thoughts
We strain our pods from the water that they are cultured in and bottle them in fresh saltwater :)
 

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Most use new water when shipping . If you're that concerned you can use a copepod sive or a coffee filter will work in a pinch . But I don't think you have anything to worry about personally
 
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Just got my copepod bottle for the first time. Should I be adding in the whole thing or little by little? How long do copepods live in a bottle?

fyi i dont have a refugium. I just bought to give my fish live feeding
 

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Just got my copepod bottle for the first time. Should I be adding in the whole thing or little by little? How long do copepods live in a bottle?

fyi i dont have a refugium. I just bought to give my fish live feeding
I would recommend to put the whole thing in the aquarium with the lights and flow off for about 30-45 minutes. This allows the pods to get into the rockwork crevasses and sand bed so they can reproduce for you and not all be eaten immediately.
 

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