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PhytoBloom Copepod Feed

     
10.90€

With VAT: 11.55€


- Powdered formula perfect for pods cultivation designed by marine biologists

- No additives or preservatives

- Aquacultured in Europe

- Pure Marine phytoplankton:microalgae Tetraselmis sp.

- Cell density: 7 mil millions cells per 1g (EU unit system) | 7 billion cells per 1g (US unit system)

- Storage conditions: protect from high temperatures and intense light

- Shelf- life: 2 year

 

Content of this pouch will feed up to 2.740L pods culture

Technical details: Source of ω-3/ω-6 fatty acids, vitamins (A, B1, B2, B6, C, E), amino acids, minerals and pigments. Well-fed pods are essential for demanding nutrition of mandarins and other fishes.

Ingredients: Microalgae Tetraselmis sp.

Composition (average % dw): protein: 39; lipid: 15; ash: 14.

Usage:

For 10L of pods shrimp culture (10% daily water change)

-       Mix 0,5g (1/4 teaspoon) of feed in 1L seawater in a disposable bottle, and shake it very well;

-       After shaking, add daily 73mL to culture;

-       Keep bottle in the fridge, and use it no longer than 1 week.

Content of this pouch will feed up to 2.740L pods culture.

Storage: Protect from high temperatures and intense light. Once opened, store in a cool and dry place. Close pouch after using.

Caution: Feed material. Not fit for human consumption. Keep out of reach of children.

What is phytoplankton?

Phytoplankton, also called microalgae, is a mix of small primitive aquatic plants which can be found in ocean, just like tiny seaweeds. Most of them float freely and are on the base of the food chain of larger animals.

 

What are this product main ingredients?

This product has only one ingredient: microalgae Tetraselmis at freeze-dried state.

No additives nor preservatives have been added to product.

 

Why Tetraselmis?

This is a medium size green microalga (4-8µm). Perfect for copepods! Copepods usually feed by generating water currents with their appendages, which pushes phytoplankton against their mouth. Copepods are really picky in their food choices, so you must feed them with phytoplankton with adequate size, taste and nutritional value that they need, or culture might crash. 

Being an exceptional source of EPA, ARA, ALA and others essential fatty acids, and with a good vitamins profile: A, B1, B2, B6, C, E, Tetraselmis becomes the best choice for your copepod culture. It is also a great source of amino acids and pigments.

 

Do you want to know more about Copepod?

Copepods are a group of small sea crustaceans that constitute zooplankton. They are really active animals that look like they are “hopping” in the water column. Don’t despair if you can’t see them, they are only visible when in adult stage… and even then are hard to see.

Copepods are really sensitive animals that have to be grown under the best conditions possible. Like other zooplankton, copepod must be feed daily with phytoplankton. They are really messy and spoil water quickly, so, daily, siphon the bottom and remove circa 10% of the total volume. Replace that 10% with new saltwater and feed.  As they grow and develop, copepod go through different life-cycle stages, divided into three main stages: nauplii, copepodite and adult copepod. Each stage is separated from the next by a molt. Molting involves growing a new larger exoskeleton and shedding the old one. When in optimal growth conditions, copepod can reach adult stage in 10 days. 

 

How can I calculate the PhytoBloom Copepod Feed dosage I need?

 

Why should I feed my Copepod population with PhytoBloom Artemia Feed?

Despite being extra nutritive, copepods are a time-consuming culture to breed at home, since you have to have phytoplankton available daily. Why worrying with home-made algae cultures or low-concentrated products when you have an easy to use, bio-secured and highly nutritive feed available.

 

Does this help my aquarium?

Some tricky fish will not feed on commercially available pellets, and require live prey. For this type of fish, you need to have well-fed copepods. Besides... They just love it!

 

What is freeze-drying?

Freeze-drying is a dehydration process typically applied in food industry, like instant coffee or powdered milk. Process extends product’s shelf-life. Process of freeze-drying works as follows: a strong vacuum will force water from frozen phytoplankton to turn from ice directly into vapor, allowing full dehydration of product while biochemical composition remains unaltered.

Powdered formula of pure green phytoplankton Tetraselmis (medium size). Source of ω-3/ω-6 fatty acids (EPA, ARA, ALA), vitamins (A, B1, B2, B6, C, E), amino acids, minerals and pigments. Well-fed pods are essential for demanding nutrition of mandarins and other fishes.

Net Weight: 10 grams | 0,35 oz

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