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The importance of multi-species phytoplankton

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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Copepods – The Best Food Source for all Ornamental Larval Fish

It is well known that when commercial ornamental fish produce larvae, they need some kind of nutritious food source to keep them stable and growing healthy and strong.   So, what is usually fed to ornamental fish larvae?   For many years, Rotifers were the food source chosen for this

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Benefits of Freshwater MicroMagic for Freshwater Aquariums

What is Freshwater MicroMagic?   MicroMagic Freshwater phytoplankton is a nutritious blend of 5 live microalgae species that is suitable for most freshwater invertebrates. The new and improved formula of this wide spectrum feed offers varied particle size (2-50 microns) and caters for most filter-feeders through all developmental stages.  

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platy fish
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A Platy Fish Care Guide

Dive into the Colourful World of Platy Fish. Welcome, fellow aquatic enthusiasts! If you’re searching for a vibrant, hardy, and simply delightful addition to your aquarium, look no further than the Platy Fish. Loved by novices and experts alike, platies have steadily swum into the hearts of many, gracing tanks

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Tips for your Aquarium in Self-Isolation

Are you one of the many Australian’s self-isolating? Or maybe you work from home regularly? These tips will help you create positive outcomes for your aquarium. So you can not only survive the coming weeks but enjoy them too! 1. Learn more about Plankton and Phytoplankton Have you heard about

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Daphnia – Zooplankton

What are DaphniaZooplankton Welcome to the fascinating world of ZooplanktonDaphnia! Often known as Daphnids, these intriguing creatures occupy a vital niche in aquatic ecosystems, providing invaluable insights into the realm of microscopic life bustling beneath the water’s surface. Daphnia, colloquially termed “water fleas,” are not fleas

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Culturing Algae
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Culturing Algae

A Comprehensive Guide to Culturing Algae with Aquatic Live Food At Aquatic Live Food, we’re passionate about the aquatic world. While many aquaria-related tasks can be enjoyable, they can also be intricate. Our mission? To demystify one of the most sought-after procedures – culturing algae. Whether you’re a visual learner

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Copepods as Food for Fish
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Copepods as Food for Fish and Corals

Copepods as Food for Fish and Corals: A Marine Delicacy When we think of gourmet food in the ocean, what typically comes to mind? Perhaps vibrant coral reefs teeming with colorful fish or the enigmatic deep-sea creatures lurking in the abyss. However, one often overlooked delicacy plays a pivotal role

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Phytoplankton
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Benefits of a Home Culture System

Why would you culture at home when you can buy a cultured product online and have it delivered to your home?   Well, there are many reasons you would culture at home with a Home Culture System whether it’s a Marine or Freshwater culture. The benefits of having a ready

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Copepods Zooplankton
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All you need to know about Copepods

Copepods Zooplankton are one of our most popular live foods and before people purchase them for the first time, it is common to have questions about them. Although they have heard they are undoubtedly great for the health of their tank, many people are unsure about what copepods really do

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