Nutramar Live Microalgae Phyto IC 16.9oz/500 ml Pouch
Nutramar Live Phyto IC is a blend of our Isochrysis and Chaetoceros phytoplankton. Specially formulated to combine the omega-3 fatty acid DHA of Isochrysis with the omega-3 fatty acid EPA of Chaetoceros for a balanced diet.
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.
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 rick ecosystem. In your aquarium, this translates to giving your pod population a boost while simultaneously controlling dissolved nutrient levels.
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. Feed to your filter feeding inhabitants such as zooplankton, sponges, and some SPS corals.