Ever since it was first introduced, the super copepod that makes up Cyclopeeze has been one of the most favored aquarium foods for feeding small and young fish, corals, and an ingredient in a huge variety of foods. We’ve been using it since at least 1999 to target feed all manner of small and large polyp corals and it’s safe to say, that Cyclopeeze is the standard small particle food that many others are compared to.
For the last year we’ve been hearing some murmurs that the future availability of Cyclopeeze is not guaranteed. You see the little miracle red copepod comes from an arctic lake and its harvest is seasonal, but it seems like a combination of factors has limited its collection in recent years, and it is uncertain whether Cyclopeeze will be harvested from its single place of origin this year.
Before you go off and stock up on Cyclopeeze, realize that there’s “plenty” of the copepod in freezers around the world and it could be a few years until a potential shortage is even felt. But if things don’t get better for the collection of Cyclopeeze this year or in the future, we may not be able to count on the perfect little red fish and coral food to be around for everyone. That being said, we wouldn’t give up any of the Cyclopeeze, frozen, freeze dried or flake that we have for anyone.