Live Marine Phytoplankton
Premium Reef Blend
Premium reef blend contains Nannochloropsis oculata, Phaeodactylum tricornutum and Chlorella with a cell size of 2 – 20 microns. Phaeodactylum tricornutum is a large and very nutritious diatom that makes Premium Reef blend an even more nutritious and accessible to some phytoplankton consuming animals. One noticeable effect is an increase in the population of copepods and other small fauna in reef aquariums.
The primary benefit that the use of phytoplankton provides for stony corals is to increase both the population and nutritional value of zooplankton that corals prey on in the reef aquarium.