PhycoPure Copepod Blend
You can raise your own phytoplankton cultures!
AlgaGen PhycoPure Copepod Blend is the perfect approach. Simply add 1-2 caps per gallon per day or to the tank or refugium.
PhycoPure CopePod Blend is a blend of LIVE microalgae specifically assembled for use as a primary feed for calanoid and harpacticoid COPEPODS. True pelagic(calanoids) and numerous benthic species (harpacticoids) will only eat live microalgae. Live microalgae is essential to produce and maintain copepod populations.
If you are culturing copepods in a separate jar or tank, feed 2-6 tsp (10-30ml) per gallon per day. Copepods will consume these microalgae quickly and will turn the water clear. Over or under feeding can affect the growth of the copepods so strive to maintain a very light tint to the water by feeding smaller doses more often. Keep refrigerated.
PhycoPure(TM) CopePOD Blend copepods do not eat all types of phytoplankton. In fact, there are specific types of phyto that are best for POD growth. The two that we use in-house to produce our PODS have been bottled fresh, so that you will have the best results possible. This blend of Phyto is also GREAT for clams!
Aquarists have reported great results when fed to clams, species specific corals (gorgonians, brain corals, mushroom corals, leathers, montipora, carnations), feather dusters, tube worms, sponges and certain anemones. It can also be used to gut load rotifers and Artemia. PhycoPureTM CopePod BlendTM is cultured in purified natural Atlantic Ocean water and should be refrigerated. PhycoPure CopePod Blend has no preservatives, is not subjected to harsh processing steps and is batch processed to ensure quality.
PhycoPure CopePod Blend is nutritionally balanced to enhance animals health. PhycoPure CopePod Blend has no preservatives. PhycoPure CopePod Blend contains 2 strains of algae including one diatom. PhycoPure CopePod Blend is a great enrichment to gut load rotifers and Artemia. (Contains: Chaetoceros, T- Isochrysus)
PhycoPure Blends are guaranteed to arrive alive but are exempt from our extended guarantee after their arrival.
PhycoPure(TM) Copepod Blend 8 ounce $16.95 Buy in Bulk SAVE!
PhycoPure(TM) Copepod Blend 16 ounce $29.95
PhycoPure Zooxanthellae 4 ounce $15.95
Really Want to know what causes coral bleaching?
Zooxanthellae are symbiotic organisms that produce a corals color. When corals are stressed the coral often times expel zooxanthellae. Feeding your corals Zooxanthellae helps releive the stress that caused bleaching. Buy live zooxanthellae and restore your bleached corals.
PhycoPureTM Zooxanthellae is a blend of LIVE zooxanthellae for use as an aid for marine reef aquarium corals, clams, jellyfish and other organisms that depend on Zooxanthellae. Aquarists have reported great results including coral recovery from stress events to polyp extension and enhanced overall coloration.
Zooxanthellae are the symbiotic microalgae that live in the tissue of numerous corals, clams and some jellyfish. The host organisms provide a place for the zooxanthellae to reside and their waste provides the compounds necessary for zooxanthellae photosynthesis. In return, Zooxanthellae produce oxygen and provide the organism with carbohydrates necessary for growth and survival.
The pigments in the Zooxanthellae also provide color. When there is stress in the host organism, they will expel their Zooxanthellae. In corals in particular, this is commonly known as bleaching. When this occurs in natural conditions, the coral can recapture Zooxanthellae as it is ever present in a natural marine environment. It cannot occur in artificial seawater and previously has been very difficult to reintroduce to the captive marine environment. If the organism cannot recapture the Zooxanthellae, there is a good chance that it will literally starve to death. Until now!
AlgaGen is the only company that produces LIVE Zooxanthellae for the hobbyist. Their Zooxanthellae is a combination of several clades (families) of the live organism. PhycoPure TM Zooxanthellae is aquacultured in purified natural Atlantic Ocean water, guaranteed pathogen free and free of excess nutrients.
PhycoPure Zooxanthellae 8 ounce $26.95
AlgaGen Pods Euterpina
What Is Euterpina Copepods?
Algagen Euterpina Copepods are easy to use, Fast and Convenient, reef food for Fish and Corals.
AlgaGenPods Euterpina 8 ounce $29.50
Algagen Euterpina is easy to use, fast, convenient, food for the reef. Grows in substantial numbers, ubiquitous. It has been used successfully in breeding efforts. Great for reef tanks.
AlgaGenPods Euterpina contains live Euterpina acutifrons in treated natural ocean water. Add 1 capful AlgaGenPods Euterpina per 10 gallons directly to your main aquarium, sump, or refugium. For best results, acclimate and grow Euterpina in a separate culture vessel and harvest as needed to feed the main aquarium.
Great food for Mandarins & Dragonettes, Pipefish, Seahorses, and SPS corals. Copepods can also be grown outside of the aquarium system in a culture vessel and then harvested to feed the aquarium. Pod culture can be tricky, some are easier than others, but with some simple equipment and a little dedication pod cultures are achievable. Copepods are best maintained at 78 degrees and at S.G. 1.020 with low light and very low aeration. We strongly recommend acclimating your copepods into your culture vessel or tank.
Size: 0.5 - 0.7 mm, 8 oz bottle contains 100 to 200 pods and 16 oz bottle contains 200 to 300 pods. Pods are guaranteed to arrive alive but are exempt from our extended guarantee after their arrival.
AlgaGenPods Euterpina 16 ounce $59.50