Start culturing your own Live Algae Cultures or algae mixes for your cultures. Effective for; freshwater, Rotifer, Copepods, Amphipods.
- Culture Flask (50ml)
- Freshwater Culture Nutrient & Vitamins (enough to make 1L Culture Media)
- Algae Culture (size selected)
- Culture Instructions
Live Algae Culture Strains
When ordering the live algae cultures, you have a choice between the below strains:
Chlorella vulgaris – a single-celled green alga
This alga is a is a freshwater genus of single-cell green algae. It is spherical in shape, about 2 to 10μm in diameter, and does not have flagella. Through photosynthesis, it multiplies rapidly, requiring only carbon dioxide, water, sunlight, and a small number of minerals to reproduce.
Scendesmus – Green (freshwater)
This is the worlds most common freshwater species with over 74 accepted species identified. Secondly, this single-celled alga is found in small groups of 2-8.
Lastly, this strain is commonly found in wastewater, it has the ability to pick up large amounts of nitrate and phosphates from the water. This makes it great for freshwater aquariums to consume liquid fish waste cleaning those unwanted components from the tank water.
Haematococcus pluvialis – Green (freshwater and coastal brackish)
3 Major Health Benefits;
– Known to powerfully enhance brain function, eye health, immunity and joint function among other things.
– The greatest natural source for astaxanthin is in this unique microalgae
– This alga makes high amounts of astaxanthin when its condition is not correct, including high UV exposure.
Anabaena variabilis – Green (freshwater) cyanobacteria
This green freshwater alga is capable of photosynthesis. In addition, this species may grow without light in the presence of fructose. Animals that eat these microalgae then absorb astaxanthin into their bodies. For example, this is why wild shrimp, lobster, crab, and salmon have bright red-orange colours.
In conclusion, it is important to know the different types of algae in order to know which is right for your aquarium.
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