Nutramar Live Phyto CRIT 16.9oz/500 ml Pouch



Nutramar Live Microalgae Phyto CRIT is a blend of our most popular microalgae and is specially formulated to provide the broadest range in cell size as well as content of omega-3s, proteins, vitamins, and other phytonutrients vital to a healthy aquarium ecosystem. Each pouch contains Chaetoceros, Rhodmonas, Isochrysis, and Tetraselmis. This is the ideal blend to target the widest range of filter feeding organisms. Whether you are kick-starting the microfauna cycle in your aquarium or target feeding clams, sponges, and coral, CRIT has you covered.

Tetraselmis is a genus of phytoplankton with a bright green coloration that is high in lipids making it an ideal nutrition source for filter feeders.

Chaetoceros makes up one of the largest families of phytoplankton and is of large importance to micro-crustaceans - such as your copepods and amphipods while simultaneously helping to create an oxygen rich ecosystem. In your aquarium, this translates to giving your pod population a boost while simultaneously controlling dissolved nutrient levels.

Isochysis has a wide use and is ideal for filter-feeding invertebrates, bivalves - like clams and scallops, in particular. It’s also consumed by micro-fauna and zooplankton which will boost the population and enhance their nutritional content.

Rhodo is a red alga that contains high concentrations of the light harvesting protein, phycoerythrin, which gives it its unique characteristic red coloration. Rhodomonas is rich in the omega-3 fatty acid, EPA, as well as nutritious proteins, vitamins, and other phytonutrients.

Use: The recommended dose is 15-30ml per 50 gallons, once per day. Turn off your protein skimmer for 30-45 minutes while inhabitants feed. For target feeding, or to maximize feeding opportunities for your corals and invertebrates, turn off your circulating pumps while dosing. More densely stocked tanks may benefit from larger or more frequent feedings.

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