Tigrio is a new live food product from Nutramar which includes living Tigriopus sp. copepods, most likely C. californicus. The new product is a 4oz bottle which is kept refrigerated and it contains an unspecified number of Tigrio individuals, most likely in the 500-1000 range.Â The bottle is unique in that it is equipped with a n applicator tip which is convenient for attaching airline tubing and target feeding certain animals straight from the bottle. This product is very similar to Tigger Pods from Reef Nutrition except that the Tigrio appear to be a little smaller, less numerous and much more brown in color compared to Tigger Pods. Although Tigrio only defines the copepods down the the Tigriopus genus, it would be interesting to know if Tigrio contains different species than Tigger Pods. The 4oz bottles should retail for just under $20 and they are distributing to retailers now from Quality Marine.
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.