Copepod & Amphipod Information
Copepod and Amphipod Information
Here is collection of Copepod and Amphipod information, facts and photo resources to learn about those little white bugs in your aquarium, which are a natural food source for many tank inhabitants, but tiny crustaceans that can become pests if large populations are not controlled.
Those Little White Bugs in Your Aquarium
Your About Guides profile those little white bugs you see swimming or crawling around in your aquarium. Learn about copepod and amphipod facts, what marine species will eat them, how to add them to a saltwater aquarium as a food source, as well as control or remove them if they are taking over becoming pests.
What Does An Amphipod Look Like?
What appears in saltwater systems as little white bugs crawling around on everything are actually Amphipods and Copepods. Have you ever wanted to really SEE what Amphipods look like? To find out, browse this gallery of Amphipod pictures, which includes several macro-view images taken through a microscope.
From the Museum Victoria Marine Crustaceans of Southern Australia pages, here you will find information on the anatomy, reproduction, lifestyle and more about the biology of amphipods. Graphic drawings are included, and under the "Amphipod Gallery" you can obtain a "List of Species Names" as well.
Copepod Anatomy and Profile
From the Enchanted Learning Ocean Animal Printouts, a printable coloring book style page that has a copepod image that includes an anatomy outline, as well as reproduction, diet and other species profile information.
What Is Plankton?
From the Enchanted Learning Ocean Animal Printouts, a printable coloring book style page that pictures and tells about various types of tiny marine animals (called zooplankton) and tiny plants (called phytoplankton) that all contribute to the make up of plankton.