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12-23-2011, 12:06 AM
Breeding Journal DataSheet

This first post should be updated regularly to include new information as events take place
or changes are made to your system

Species: Tigriopus californicus
Social Structure:
Size of Individuals: 250-1700 microns
Age of Individuals: variety
Date added to Tank: December 22, 2011

Broodstock Tank Details
Size of Tank: < 0.5 gallons
Substrate Details: none
Filtration Details: none
Water Changes:
Water Temperature: 64-66 F
Lighting: ambient from display tank
Lighting Cycle: 12 hours
Other Tank Inhabitants: none

Broodstock Feeding Details
Food Types: flake
Feeding Schedule: 2-3 times per week

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Additional Information
Miscellaneous Information: I just picked up a bottle of Reef Nutrition Tigger-Pods from the LFS. I'm following the culturing guidelines presented in a recent CORAL magazine.

I set up 2 small containers and poured approximately have of the bottle into each one, added a small pinch of flake food, and will see what happens.


12-23-2011, 03:40 PM
Good luck! I tried these before too and I killed them all. lol. I know some people can culture these easily. I tried to culture like rotifers, with air stone and a heater indoors, then another time just in a bucket outside, without an air stone. nothing worked for me. :(
i'll be following along.

08-10-2012, 08:15 PM
I've taken the cultures down... I had two set up and they were rocking for awhile then one petered out. The other limped along for a while. The water in the culture went green and I believe that may have helped it last longer.

If others have had success culturing this species please share your secret!


08-11-2012, 01:18 AM
These things have gone crazy in both my fuge and tank :)
YouTube - Pods in my refugium

08-11-2012, 07:29 AM
DANNNNNGGGG Miz what is your secret?

Im in for following this thread!