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.
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
Small plastic detritus, commonly known as ‘microplastics’, are a widespread and ubiquitous contaminant of marine ecosystems across the globe. Ingestion of microplastics by marine biota, including; mussels, worms, fish, and seabirds, has been widely reported. However, despite their vital ecological role in marine food-webs, the impact of microplastics on zooplankton
Zooplankton – Daphnia (or Daphnids) are members of a collection of animals that are broadly termed as “water fleas”. These are predominantly small crustaceans, and Daphnia belongs to a group known as the Daphniidae (which in turn is part of the Cladocera, relatives of the freshwater shrimp, Gammarus et al,
At Aquatic Live Food, we love plankton! So, we have compiled a list of 10 things you need to know about plankton – both zooplankton and phytoplankton! Check the list to make sure you know everything there is to know about these fascinating creatures… 1. Aquatic Live Food (ALF) supply
Aquatic Live Food loves all things aquaria and while we know most activities are fun to do, they can also be somewhat complicated. So, we are here to uncomplicate one of the most questioned methods – culturing algae. We also have video tutorials on this which you can watch via
Zooplankton may be referred to as “animal plankton” — they are organisms that are often at the mercy of the ocean’s currents, but unlike phytoplankton, are not capable of photosynthesis. Background on Plankton Plankton are largely at the mercy of the ocean’s currents, winds and waves, and don’t have much