Should pod cultures have a home or be homeless..

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I am trying to culture Copepods ( in their own culture Vessel) and I am wondering, I see alot of people selling "pod hotels", I wonder if these "hotels" actually help with breeding and pod lifespan.
Has anyone tried this and if so, what was your experience?
 

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I am trying to culture Copepods ( in their own culture Vessel) and I am wondering, I see alot of people selling "pod hotels", I wonder if these "hotels" actually help with breeding and pod lifespan.
Has anyone tried this and if so, what was your experience?
Marketing gimmick IMO.
Any structure ( rock or whatever ) that gives the pods some protection from fish will work.
If you are culturing pods in a fishless system, then maybe just some macro?
 

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I am trying to culture Copepods ( in their own culture Vessel) and I am wondering, I see alot of people selling "pod hotels", I wonder if these "hotels" actually help with breeding and pod lifespan.
Has anyone tried this and if so, what was your experience?
those hotels are just supposed to be a safe space from fish inside the tank. IF youre culturing them in their own container, they dont need anything other than the phyto you feed them.
 

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Those " pod hotels " are more geared towards amphipods not copepods. Copepods will always choose rock work and substrate over those things . In a culture vessel none of that's needed tho just feed and wait
 
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