Live Saltwater Food Amphipod & Copepods-1000 Buy 1 Get 1 FREE
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Live Saltwater Food Amphipod & Copepods-1000 Buy 1 Get 1 FREE

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Live Pods- Great Fish and Coral Food

Copepods are a group of small crustaceans found in the sea and nearly every freshwater habitat. Many species are planktonic (drifting in sea waters), but more are benthic (living on the ocean floor). - Wikipedia Check out our You Tube Videos of Live Copepods & Amphipods
  • The type of copepods we have are benthic - which is great for a refugium or tank with live rock.

What are Amphipods?

  • Amphipods can be distinguished from copepods as able to seen at a distance. *Amphipods range in size from 5-10mm, where as copepods range from 1-3mm.
  • This listing is for a variety of both.
  • Amphipods and copepods make excellent food for picky eaters like seahorses. Mandarin gobies love them and they are essential to a reef tank adding biodiversity.
  • Tanks can be seeded with them by introducing ~500 per 25 gallons or through the use of an upstream fishless refugium kept dimly lit.
  • The most common amphipods found in aquaria are either herbivores or detritivores. They tend to eat either plant or algal material preferentially and either graze on algae or eat debris of plant or algal origin.
  • In our aquaria, amphipods are typically part of the cleanup crew. In addition, they are good food for whatever fish can catch them. Altogether they are a beneficial and interesting component of our systems' fauna.


  • We have no way of determining what percentage will be amphipods or copepods or what you are more likely to receive (amphipods or copepods).
  • Pods are small - some are very small - especially if they are "toddlers".
  • You will not be able to count them - as we are unable to count them for each and every order - due to their size and speed.
  • To ensure that you get what you pay for, we use a measurement that has been counted and observed for a greater portion that 1000 per bag. To confirm, please observe the shear amount of life in the bag you receive after you gently thump the bag with your finger.
  • The transport media will literally crawl with life, so enjoy and please us know immediately if there is an issue with your shipment.
Customer Reviews
Eteinne of Wa
I've been ordering my pods from R2G for over 4 years now to keep my mandarins fat and happy, I can only say good things about my pods that I get from R2G I only get them from R2G is the way to go (:
christy of biloxi
I've got these before and I was very satisfied. Will be back
Bryan of Westborough MA
B1G1 pods are always a good deal. quality stuff! Keeps my mandarin plump!
George of Artesia, NM
Always well packaged and alive. you will not find any better or cheaper than with reefs2go.
Sue of Oregon
Have ordered pods from these guys now for several years and they are always amazing. Have ordered from others and what these guys give is head and shoulders above the rest.
Ellie of FL
I order these for my seahorses and have NEVER been dissatisfied! There are a ton of pods! Will not order from anywhere else!
Claire of Ada Ok
I love the pods they send. This is not my first purchase of pods-my mandarin loves them! Great service as well!
Mark Morrison of Zephyrhills, FL
I order them about once a month and they are great!! I have two Mandarins in my 210 with 40 sump/refugium that are fat and happy. I don't know if I have to buy them so often, but want them fat and healthy.
Mark Morrison of Zephyrhills, FL
I order about one a montha nd am very happy with the pods and so are my two mandarins. They are fat and have grown a lot. Very happy!!
Joe of Illinois
pod combo
Always on time. Always alive and kicking. We have a chubby mandarin and a happy customer!
Barry of Sw michigan
Buy 1,000 get 1,000. Truely amazing little guys that clean unwanted waste and are also excellant food source for my mandarin.
Greg Watkins of
Reefs2Go Rocks for pods! I've bought these packages many times now and am always happy when they arrive (of course not as happy as my fish). -Greg Vancouver, WA
Bonnie Taylor of Iowa
Pod bowling
A must have! I come here for my pods. They always arrive numerous, alive and frisky. Toss a shrimp pellet in and watch them surround it and roll it like a ball. STRIKE! Toss the filter pad in your sump because even when it seems unoccupied, it isn't. My seahorses are so entertained by them.
Robin F of IL
I love the pods I get from Reefs2go....they are fat and happy and my fish love them!This is my go to place for pods :)
Julie of Milwaukee
I have ordered from reefs2go many many times for an assortment of goodies. Quality product, quality staff with great customer service. They bend over backwards to make things right. Fabulous prices and deals
Brad V. of Greensboro NC`
Excellent! The pods were a saving grace on this order. Just happy to get them.
Becky of Oshkosh Wi
Happy Fish
I love these pods! All the pods where alive and active on arrival. :-) Healthy pods equal Happy Fish. :-)
Barry of Michigan
Amazed at how many there were. Packaged well. Will buy many more.
Robert of Deltona
I have purchased the pod mix several times and they are great very healthy for the well being of the aquarium and particularly the fish , they love them
alana of Lawrence
Keeps my mandrian and watchmen goby beautiful, even thought they eat brine shrimp
George of New Mexico
What an awesome product. Shipping packaging was really good. All the reefpods were alive. i was really surprised by how many adult stage pods there were (tons). Overall i am very pleased.
Melanie of Missouri
BOGO 1000 Pod Special
Because I have seahorses and pipefish, I order a lot of pods. This is one of the best deals around! I am a repeat customer. :)
lori of boone iowa
copepods and amphipods
all arrived safe and sound
eddy hary of blakeslee PA
live food and clean up crews
got my pods last week with 200 blue lg hermit crabs.every thing good and very please.thanks for good customer service.
eddy hary of blakeslee pa
live amphipod copepod
as always i satisfied w/ my order they swim all over the place and my fishes try to catch them,yum.
Alex of CT
Very Impressed
Wow! The packaging for the pods was amazingly done. I am very impressed, so much I just placed another order. I was skeptical at first (cause of the prices), but my entire order looks great. I think I found my new online fish store and will let all of my other fish keeping friends know too.
Thuy of MN
Bought several of these bags months ago and my tank is still streaming with them. They are huge!
Brent W. of Humble,tx
2,000 pods
Excellent product those pods were all alive but 6 of them!! Came very well shipped in a nice thick styrofoam box with a cold pack. My first purchase from R2G and won't be the last, next it's time for the mandarins! And probably another order of pods. Also I put these in a 5g pico(I know I over stocked but corals love them too).
John.C of California
Bought the buy 1000 pods get 1000 pods free man did my fish love them, they were all alive on arrival. I will order again soon.
Dan R of Redwood City CA
Received my 2000 pods alive all the way from across the country. Very happy with my order! Best deal I found when comparing to other sites that want 100$ for only 25 amphipods... thanks a mill
edsolis13 of Wilmington NC
best place for pods
This is the best please to buy all the pods you need. On top of that reefs2go customer service is second to none.
Alex of New Bern, NC
wow, amazing!
This is my first time ordering from this place and was a little skeptical, but as soon as I got my shipment in I was absolutely blown away! The bags were full of pods swimming around and on the sponges. As soon as I introduced then into my aquarium and refugium they were crawling everywhere! Great deal and great quality! Thank you!
Radar5711 of Newport, NC
1000 copopods BOGO
Both bags were slam full and a good mix of both. Tank is crawling with them now!
Dave Reef man of Duxbury, Ma
Bogo Pods
I have been buying from Reefs2go for almost a year now and I love to buy the Bogo Pods for my Mandarins. they are huge, I also have to say the girls at customer service are the BEST !! They are extremely helpful and sure are extra nice. I have bought pods from another co. and all I got was a bottle of floating crap. I checked the bottle with two different magnifications and there was two of them in there, I checked for a couple of hours. I Know what a pod looks like I have seeded my tank with...
Melissa Whitledge of Illinois
So many of these lil guys in the bag, that's why I buy them from Reefs2go every chance I get. I recommend buying from here. Thank you for all the sales that you post too!!
Tank*Lady of Arizona
Saltwater Amphipods & Copepods-1000 - Buy 1 Get 1 FREE
Excellent buy, tons of pods, always alive and active.
Joey Graham of MS
1000 pods
I've ordered from other vendors, only to be disappointed. These pods are well packaged, very much alive, and very plentiful! Will definitely buy from R2G again!!!
Pam of South carolina
I have ordered several times from reefs to go. I order copepods about once a month just to keep my tank well supplied for my mandarins. they get so excited when they see me put the bags in the tank. they have always arrived alived and I have big fat mandarins to prove it. thanks will defiantly keep ordering
Edward Spence of Fogelsville Pa.
Another great order of pods and feeder shrimp!Reefs2go continues to deliver!Thanks
Len H of MA
Saltwater Amphipods & Copepods-1000 - Buy 1 Get 1 FREE
Great buy, easily getting half as much more than what they claim they are giving you.
DavidG of Cape Coral, FL
Thank You!
I ordered 2 x 1,000 BOGO. The four bags were TEAMING with life! They were everywhere. I had purchased the Algagen Brand retail packaged pods before. They are so small you just have to assume they are in there. With Reef2Go Pods there is no guess work. You see them EVERYWHERE!!!!
Michael Naselli of 14642 Kolin ave Midlothian,Il.
I love your pods but the $15.00 in shipping is brutal. They are microscopic ,I just can't justify the shipping costs. You ship crabs and snails for free,why not pods.$40.00 for 1000 pods and $15.00 to ship. Guess I'm stuck with the local pet shop 3000 copopods for $19.99. I like the amphropods better but financially the shipping is a real buzz kill
Tammy P of Salem, OR
Live Food
we order these all the time and they always arrive quick. The one time we got some dead ones in with our pack, they quickly rectified.
David of Cleveland TN
Great deal - all my dragonets LOVE em (blenny, mandarin, red)! Great customer service as well - would definitely recommend - have ordered these twice now to make sure I am keeping pod population up in tank, and will order again - great treat for your fish :) Thanks, Reefs2Go!
Pam of Sc.
Bogo copods
I have ordered copods 3 times so far they always ship them quickly and they are always packed well and they are very active when unpacked. I buy them for my mandarins and they keep them fat and sassy so will defiantly keep ordering thanks
dreko of NY
Great purchase
The 1000 BOGO of pods was amazing. At first everything arrived in freezing cold conditions, I was afraid they all died. However, after acclimating they came to life. It was tricky getting them out of the supplied media, but I took the time and gently tore it all open. I'm not sure I got 2k pods, but it was still a good deal would recommend, but would probably tell friends, it's more like buy 500 get 500, rather than 1000 and an extra 1000
Ken of Michigan
Arrived OK fish love them
txbj of TX
get lots & lots of various sizes, various types, very healthy!
Dean of Huntington Beach Ca.
Got like a million of these for almost free. Well almost.
Ron Phillips of Lubbock, Texas
Saltwater Amphipods & Copepods-1000 - Buy 1 Get 1 FREE
I have two salt water tanks, on for seahorses and one display tank. This mixture of Pods come absolutely packed with good creatures for fish and seahorses. Important to leave the sponges in your tanks for several hours to get the benefit of all of the pods entering your tanks. In my opinion these guys make the tanks much more viable. I added them about once a month for several applications and now have a thriving of pods reproducing in my tanks. Great product population in my opinion.
Ed Spence of Fogelsville Pa.
cleaner crew and pods
Just received my order of pods and cleaner crew samplers. Just like all the other orders everything was received in excellant condition. I'm very pleased! Thank you.
Dan of danvers ma
Lots and lots of pods more than can be counted GREAT DEAL
Donavan of Ohio
bogo 1000 pods
have purchased twice very satisfied plenty of life upon arrival have succesfully maintained 3 mandarins thanks
Linda of Saucier, MS
BOGO Amphipods
First time getting or seeing these little things. Went to let them out & they were getting on my hands & freaking me out!! I figured out how to let them out & not get them on my fish LOVED them!! Fantastic deal! Thanks!
Keith of Mason OH
Lots of life
Seems like a load of life. Even after being delivered in the cold.
Shay of WV
1000 pods buy one get one free
I am very happy with these pods! Do them and yourself a favor though and pay a little more for the overnight shipping. You'll be glad you did. My first order came with the postal service and took 5 days from the time they were shipped. Many were dead and the rest died soon after. The company took good care of me by way of reimbursement. The ones I have shipped overnight have been perfect! I especially love when they have the sales!
Justin of Elkhart in
Wonderd what the.big deal was so I ordered some.THEY TASTED GREAT!!just kidding great deal and joplin the mandarin loves chasing them
Amber of Muncie, IN
Saltwater Amphipods & Copepods
I'm very pleased with this purchase. They were very carefully packed and arrived ahead of schedule. I would definitely order from them again. Thanks!
jason peffer of clear brook va
great for fish
good deal my fish love them and they help clean up too
Victor Cinquemani of New York
Saltwater Amphipods & Copepods
Highly recommended. Quality unbelievable. Quanity super. Best I have ever seen
Victor of New York
Saltwater Amphipods
What a great deal. Wow!! Healthy live and vibrant. Excelent Great Job
John Ackerman of Evergreen , CO
pods are a daily snack for my fish always add 250 strait into tank but I also breed them in my breeder tank they multiply fast if fed right and thrive at 74* I keep them packed in cheato and other macros when I can get it only dislike is filter pads hard to get them out of it rather see them in small pieces macro
Adam of Bay Area, CA
Holy Cow!
I'm never buying pods from my LFS again. These were so big and active... not like the tiny specs in a bottle, but big active bugs!!!
Susan Burk of Seattle
The Pods from R2Go are the best I've ever purchased. They arrive very alive and are such an important food source, particularly for those harder to please fish like Coral (Clown) Gobies & Dragonettes. I also have a Leopard Wrasse which are difficult fish to keep but mine is doing really well.
Dee Kull of Monroeville, NJ
Amphipods & Copepods
I have been purchasing these Amphipods & Copepods from your company every couple of months. I breed sea horses, and this is a perfect treat for them. There is a variety of the amphipods & Copepods in the bag, and different sizes, many of them large.. Even after a few of months, I still have some in the tank, and my sea horses enjoys chasing them & eating them. Will be ordering some more soon. Thanks for putting out such a great product!
Michael Lanphier aka oceandude of NC
The Best!
I have bought 'pods' from other companies in the past, but several years ago I discovered this company. Over the years I would imagine I have purchased more than 20,000 'pod's from them. They always arrive safe and sound and the one time there was an issue it was due to the shipping company not Reefs2Go. They sent out another batch that very morning instead of waiting until days end; no questions asked. They are always so polite, efficient and I would never buy elsewhere. Thanks Reefs2Go owne...
Melanie of North Carolina
B1G1 1000 Pods
Awesome deal. Bag was crawling with life. Mandarin is very happy!
marci of california
pods, pods and more pods
I ordered these. They were bursting with life. Nice and juicy. My seahorses and mandarin are fat and happy. tons in my sump also
Patti G of New York
I just recieved my order of 1000 amphipods and copepods and I have to say I am more than pleased with what I recieved...first of all I got an additional 1000 for free and my bags were overflowing with life!!!! I have ordered from another place twice before, but never again!! Reefs2go is awesome and my mandarin seconds that!! He is going bananas (and that's a good thing!!) :) I will definately be back!!
Randy of Canton Ga
Great Pods
I just purchased a Mandarin and I knew I needed a good supply of pods to put in my refugium and in my main tank to feed it. I ordered 2 buy 1000 get 1000 free and all I can say is WOW. I have seen my Local Fish Stores try and sell pods but nothing compared to this. Awesome Awesome Awesome, I will be ordering again if the ones in my refugium dont get to mating very soon. :)
darthhole of Follansbee,WV
I bought pods from my local pet shop & couldnot see a thing, but green water,Ordered Pods from you guys & WOW, I could see Pods everywhere. Will be ordering more soon, THX.
Jesse of NY
1000 Copepods
Absolutely thrilled with how many came in the bag and even got the buy one get one deal so got even more!
David Keehn of Marietta, GA
Pod Pack
Super Pods! Great specimens and came quickly. My Mandarin Goby is very happy!
Angel of Ettrick, VA
1000 Pods
OMG the pod pack was amazing. I ordered two 1000 copepod packs and got two free and I have never seen so many pods collected in one place. Each bag was crawling with them. I don't know if there was 1000 in each bag but I am more than pleased with what I saw swim into my tank.
Devin of Alexandria, Va
Amphipods and copepods
Simply amazing how fast you receive your purchase, but to see the # of pods crawling around in this bag is unbelievable! I order these often just to keep my pod count high and to keep my Mandarins fat and happy!! The best part is with the number of pods you receive I can guarantee it's more than what you paid for!!
Tracey Plunk aka tlynn of Missouri
I have order a couple of times from you, I have to say I am so very pleased with my orders. The bags were exploding with life! My mandarin is fat and happy, and that is what it is all about! I had added a store bought brand, and to be honest it just looked like water, never again thank you for all you do.
John Watkins of Cookeville , TN
Great Pods
Bag full of bugs. Mandarin happy! Will be buying more to keep populations up in my tank.
marci of california
They came on time and as usual were fat, tons of them and very active. My mandarin is very happy!
Jeff of Baltimore, MD
Great Buy! Don't Hesitate!
I have ordered these copepods and amphipods several times, and each time I am amazed at the biodiversity in the bags! My dragonette is a pig, and he can eat quite a few of these little guys, but once introduced to my fuge and display tank, they don't need repopulating very often because of how well they reproduce. Reefs2go is an incredible company, and customer service is impecible!
Chris of Ca.
Thank you for the great order! They were crawling everywhere in the bag. Great deal for 2000 plus free shipping!
Cheryl Richards of Ohio
Amphipods & Copepods
I just received my shipment of pods and it was packed with pods. R2G is the best place to shop for saltwater fish, inverts and the live food necessary to keep them alive. They package very well, ship only the best (and quickly) and have the best prices. I definitely recommend Reefs2Go!
C. Richards of Cincinnati, OH
Copepods and refugium pack
I have ordered from R2G many times over the past 10 months and they are GREAT folks!! I have ordered starfish, copepods, macro algae, hermit crabs, etc. and every single shipment has arrived alive and super quick. They also provide very clear instructions on how to properly acclimate your livestock. Thank you for the two Peppermint Shrimp with my last shipment of copepods and macro algae, they are too cute.
Joseph of Colorado
Great Idea
This Item is a great idea to get. I got 1 thing of 1000 for free. for spending $50.00. Thank you very much. A lot of them in there. A little hard to get out of the fiber material, they, are in but not to bad.
Cheryl Richards of Cincinnati, OH
Great Pods!!!
I have purchased Amphipods and Copepods from R2G several times and have never been disappointed. The pods all arrive alive, healthy and FAT! My Mandarin loves R2G also :)
Mel of Brownwood,Tx
I bought 1000 pods w/ get one free. The bag had plenty. I was very pleased. i will definately be ordering more. My manderine gobie was skinny and you could see his bone. He now is looking alot healthier and happier. Thank you for the great deal.
JP of Johns Island, SC
Best pod supplier online!
I've ordered pods from numerous places and no one offers such a diverse species of copepods and amphipods as Reefs2Go. Some of the amphipods are so huge my mandarin dragonet can't even eat them. I've ordered 3 separate shipments so far from this vendor and have been very happy with them for this product.
Stephen ssaquariums of Hurst, tx
Live Pods
Wonderful. Teeming with life. We put 500 in our refugium last month. I pulled some of the filter floss and put it on a towel. The pods were everywhere. So I put it back. Simply Outstanding.
Wonderboy1956 of colo
Jim Erjavec of Mason, OH
Amphipods & Copepods
This was a great buy, and I could not be more pleased. The pack had visible amphipods of all sizes, and I didn't even find one that had died during transit. That I could even make out a few copepods, told me there were hundreds more. If you follow the directions for introduction into your tank and you have lots of places for the pods to hide in, you'll find they distribute themselves quickly. I would definitely order again - my Mandarin couldn't be more pleased as well.
Rose of Maryland
Wonderful fast and healthy live food my seahorses love it. I have ordered multiple times and everytime has been GREAT.
richard aldridge of west, tn
amphipods & copepods
best place on net to get amphipods & copepods. have ordered three times. will order again a+++
Michael Phelps of South Dakota
1000+ Amphipods & Copepods
Order this product x1. They arrived well packed and alive in clean filter pads and water 2 days later. A very good way to get your pod population started or give an exsiting one a boost! I'll definately order again.
billy of tallahassee
pretty cool
pretty cool the mix seems to have a more amphipods versus copepods and the pods are an eye sore but it gets the job done