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What do you think of copepods

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I'm a fan and think they are always a net positive to your ecosystem. I've noticed on the UK boards a lot of hobbyists on the other side of the pond seem to hate snails, scuds, and all manner of things they didn't deliberately introduce. But I find that unless you have fish to keep their numbers down, they're nearly inevitable.
 

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I fully support the idea of any type of pod or scud living in your aquarium.
They're extremely beneficial and anything that can eat them, will eat them.
If you are seeing them out in the open, it means there's many many more that you don't see and your tank is healthy enough to support beneficial inhabitants that you're not caring for directly. It's a good sign to see.
 

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Love them. Currently experimenting with blackworms in the substrate but Would also be adding copepods and isopods if possible.


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