While dosing phytoplankton into aquariums has become increasingly widespread in the United States, most Australian aquarium keepers are yet to discover the great benefits of this practice. What is phytoplankton? Phytoplankton consists mainly of microscopic single-celled alga and it is the very base of the food web in aquatic ecosystems.
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Zooplankton may be referred to as “animal plankton” — they are organisms that are often at the mercy of the ocean’s currents, but unlike phytoplankton, are not capable of photosynthesis. Background on Plankton Plankton are largely at the mercy of the ocean’s currents, winds and waves, and don’t have much
If you’re wondering about how many types of copepod Zooplankton there are out there and which you may have, the below list is the current species of Copepoda: The Copepoda currently comprises 10 Orders Platycopioida (Platycopiidae is a family of copepods. Until the description of Nanocopia in 1988, it contained
Rotifers are a very popular creature among the aquarium hobbyist community, however, many people don’t know much about these species…except for that their fish love to feed off them. So, we’re here to break down the most essential things to know about rotifers behaviour, diet, and lifecycle. General Description Rotifers
Maybe you use copepods to feed your fish on a regular basis, or maybe you’ve never heard of them before. Either way, getting to know the lifecycle of these amazing creatures is a step in the right direction for your aquarium hobby. The general state of a copepod It’s important
About light and photosynthesis When we talk about light for photosynthesis, we are talking about PAR (Photosynthetically Active Radiation). This radiation consists of photons of light that are between 400-700nM in wavelength. To choose the correct light for your culture, follow these three steps: Step 1: Find the major pigments