Liquid foods are available in a variety of formulations to suit different species with different feeding habits. These diets provide inhabitants such as corals and invertebrates with a more natural form of food. Some of the more popular selections of liquid diets available include Phytoplankton, Zooplankton, and a combination of the two.
Phytoplankton are tiny plant life best suited for herbivores and filter feeders such as feather dusters, scallops, clams, and gorgonians. Typically they are from 5µm to 25µm in size. As food for zooplankton, they help establish the food chain in the reef aquarium. Phytoplankton is available in a number of products, such as PhytoMax Expert Series Phytoplankton which comes with a dropper to avoid overdosing.
Zooplankton are minute animal life (larval stages of crustaceans and other invertebrates) and tend to be 250µm to 800µm in size. Zooplankton are ideal for carnivores such as soft and stony coral, zooanthids, mushroom corals, anemones, shrimp, and crabs. Zooplanktos-M is a concentrated suspension of copepods (zooplankton) that does not require refrigeration.
To appeal to a larger variety of filter feeding species, consider a combination food such as MarineSnow Plankton Diet which is comprised of both phytoplankton, zooplankton and more.
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