Most of the animals on a coral reef are very effective at capturing either zooplankton, phytoplankton or both from the water that passes over them.
Many of these animals can and do capture phytoplankton directly, and the ones that cannot, such as the fishes still take advantage of the nutritional quality of these tiny algae by preying on small animals that do eat them (such as copepods, rotifers and mysids).
There are a number of essential nutrients provided by marine algae, especially phytoplankton, which cannot be synthesised by animals, and are therefore extremely important components of a healthy diet Benefits of Live Nannochloropsis Oculata:
• Brighter coloured corals
• Faster coral growth
• Greater polyp extension
• Increased number of micro fauna
• Increased zooplankton and copepod populations
• Mysid populations will bloom due to the increase in copepods Nannochloropsis is high in EPA and ARA, but low in DHA.
Nannochloropsis Phytoplankton absorbs undesirable chemicals present in many reef aquariums, such as ammonia, nitrite, nitrates, phosphates, silicates, etc.
This product cannot be cultured. If you wish to culture this strain of algae then please use our culture starter. This product is cultured and formulated for animal consumption only.
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