Copepods are tiny crustaceans that float freely in the ocean. There are innumerous copepod species that vary according to the environmental conditions. Calanoid, like Acartia tonsa, constitute the majority of the zooplankton in marine waters.
Acartia tonsa is an herbivorous copepod that release eggs to the water column and actively feed on microalgae – or phytoplankton – by creating a water flux with their appendix. It can eat all sort of phytoplankton species, but the one that puts them at full power is Rhodomonas lens.
AQUA Eggs is constituted by 100% Acartia tonsa eggs – when hatched, eggs will provide you the first stage of their life cycle- ranging from 0.1 to 0.3mm.
Copepods, along with a high nutritional, present a hop-like movement that stimulates predatory behaviors.