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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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
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.
Dinoflagellates behave just like algae and absorb your tanks carbon dioxide and convert it to oxygen. That’s why you see so many bubbles on and around them. If you lower your tanks Co2 and take that source away and remove the light source for a few days, one type of dinoflagellate will suffer. However, as you haven’t identified the type or types (you could have more than one) you have in your tank you will not know the best way to get rid of them.