Freshwater Refugium Pack
Our freshwater refugium packs contain all the healthy plankton your freshwater tank should require. Our freshwater Amphipods are typically less than 10 millimetres long, they are among the more beneficial freshwater invertebrates we can introduce to our freshwater aquariums, along with copepods, daphnia and MicroMagic 4 freshwater species live algae and Australian native snails. Aquatic Live Food’s supply of amphipods, copepods and daphnia are all prodigious grazers of microalgae and macroalgae.
This mix will help control the growth of algae that might otherwise reach nuisance levels. The copepods, daphnia, amphipods and snails are beneficial in the main tank as well as the refugium. They all breed easily in captivity but will not overpopulate your system, being limited by space and available food. Their young develop into swimming larvae which are released directly into the water column in the aquarium. Many types of fishes feed on copepods, daphnia, amphipods and live algae.
Please use only captive-bred organisms in your reef aquarium. Mature females bear a marsupium, or brood pouch, which holds her eggs while they are fertilized, and until the young are ready to hatch. As the female ages, she produces more eggs in each brood. Amphipods have no larval stages; the eggs hatch directly into a juvenile form, and sexual maturity is generally reached after 6 moults they should be either placed in the refugium or filter floss compartment to start off your culture.
Freshwater Refugium Packs Contain;
- 1 x Copepods
- 1 x Daphnia
- 1 x Amphipods, Native Snails & or Blood worms
- 1 x MicroMagic mix of 4 freshwater species of live algae