Aquatic Live Food is now culturing the “SS” (super small) strain of rotifers (Brachionus rotundiformis). Our culture is axenic and the size of the rotifers ranges from 120-180um (microns). These rotifers are one third the size of newly hatched brine shrimp, giving smaller organisms a chance to feed. Their very small size is very important to breeders and anyone wanting to breed fish. This is because young fry have a very small mouth gape which makes is very hard to ingest food. Due to this, smaller fry normally die as they are unable to open their mouth wide enough to eat L strain rotifers.
Our live SS rotifers are feed on MicroMagic marine 4 spec phytoplankton. These rotifers also make a perfect feed for your filter feeders, hard corals, soft corals, larval fish, and other reef carnivores that feed on small zooplankton.
SS rotifers are critical for marine fish and invertebrate hatcheries around the world. We can ship these live rotifers anywhere throughout Australia via the Toll or Australia Post Express Post network.
If you are living in Tasmania and want to purchase Copepods, Rotifers, Amphipods and Daphnia you will need to complete this form Tasmanian Government interstate wildlife import permit. There is no cost involved its just part of bio-security.
SIZE: 120 to 180um length
Shipped in a dense solution of phytoplankton called MicroMagic marine Live, comprised of Tetraselmis, Nannochloropsis, Isochrysis, Thalassiosira weissflogii. (This is what we feed to our Zooplankton cultures).
This rotifer strain is one of the most important live feed items in the food chain. It is used all over the world in production nurseries, fish and invertebrate farms and utilized for culturing and raising saltwater animals such as corals, vertebrate and invertebrate larvae of all kinds of species, fish and shrimp, crustaceans, etc.
Using rotifers as live food for home aquariums will provide a very necessary link in the food chain in your miniature ecosystem at home that we call aquariums. This, in turn, will allow you to have a more balanced aquarium habitat because you will be introducing microfauna into your system.
We, as hobbyists, are starting to become aware of the difference between feeding dead food such as frozen and freeze dried, as opposed to feeding live organisms to our pets.
It is more beneficial to introduce live organisms and food because they will stay alive and may even reproduce in your system if conditions are right.
Our rotifers can be used to feed most types of corals, newly hatched fish fry and larvae. They also are great food for clownfish fry, dottyback fry, mandarin fry, seahorse fry, copepods, and amphipods. You will notice an immediate reaction from your corals if they have never been fed live zooplankton in your aquarium. They will open up and stick out tentacles that they hardly ever revealed before. Their soft bodies will puff out to 3 to 4 times their size. It is just amazing to watch their reaction. After 3 to 4 weeks their colours will become more vibrant.
Finally, this is only one of the many products we are proud to offer at Aquatic Live Food. Check out our website for many more exciting products in store!