To our valued customers: We will continue to operate as best we can under the circumstances. We know that your operations, large and small, rely on timely delivery of food. However, our utmost concern is for the health of you and your families, our dedicated employees and their families. So please bear with us as we try to make the best of a bad situation.

To limit exposure in the workplace we will be closed on Fridays. 

Our shipping transit times are no longer guaranteed by FedEx. Until further notice, we will ship all frozen orders on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Stay healthy!

Freeze Dried Copepods

Copepods are acknowledged to be one Nature's best foods for fish fry and larvae because of their nutrient value (57% Protein) and high digestibility. Copepods in its various forms are used extensively in commercial aquaculture in Japan, Korea and Europe. In terms of HUFA content and fatty acid composition, they are considered superior to artemia. Brine Shrimp Direct has secured a high-quality cultured product that is harvested from semi-intensive coastal ponds. Immediately after collection, they are quickly screened, rinsed, processed for freeze-drying in order to retain natural food value. Applicable to both marine and freshwater aquaria, the copepod, Apocyclops royi, has only recently been harvested in commercial quantities for use in the aquaria industry and is avidly sought by ornamental fish breeders worldwide. Feeding and handling are simple. Culture costs are lowered and survival of fish larvae, especially when fed copepods in conjunction with live or frozen artemia, is increased. Proximate Analysis: Protein, 57%; Fat, 7%; Ash, 12%; Fiber, 4.9%; Moisture, 7.6%. Bulk density: 0.11gm/cm3

Freeze-Dried Copepods, 0.5 oz


Freeze-Dried Copepods, 2 oz.


Freeze-Dried Copepods, 8 oz.



Important Message

Happy Fourth of July from the folks at Brine Shrimp Direct

For the week of the Fourth, we will be closed on Wednesday and Friday. If you are ordering perishable or frozen products during this week, we will be required to ship on Monday for Next Day delivery or on Thursday for Next Day delivery only. Next Day shipping rates will apply. It is advisable that you call us (801-782-4700) to confirm that we have received your order and will be able to ship before the applicable FedEx cut-off time. Orders not placed with overnight shipping will ship on Monday, July 9th.

Thank you for your understanding and have a safe and relaxing 4th of July!