Saltwater Fish Tank Supplies – feeding your corals
Feeding corals used to be a difficult task. There are stories of people trying to feed each coral individually, but thankfully this task can often be avoided! With many products designed to mimic “marine snow” there is less need to target feed your corals and filter feeders. Some of the best saltwater fish tank supplies that are foods for corals, sponges, anemones, and other filter feeders include PhytoPlan, Micro-Vert, and MarineSnow.
PhytoPlan is a phytoplankton based product for reef invertebrates. This great product combines several different types of plankton with beta-carotene, vitamins, fatty acids, amino acids, and other pigments to help provide everything your corals and other invertebrates need in their diet. As an added bonus, if used daily it promotes the growth of zooplankton – so you’re almost getting two foods in one! Feeding is done simply by mixing 1/4 teaspoon per 30 gallons of water in a small amount of water, then dosing into the aquarium.
Micro-Vert is a liquid invertebrate and coral food produced by Marine Kent and is based on a range of ingredients including shrimp meal, fish meal, protein, kelp, spirulina, and many nutrients. Because it comes in liquid form, it can easily be used by either dosing the aquarium or targetting your filter-feeders (which reduces wasted product). If you prefer, you can dose the whole saltwater fish tank.
Supplies from Two Little Fishies include MarineSnow Plankton Diet which was designed to mimic “marine snow” – the thick biological suspension of food particles. This food is a vital part of natural ecosystems, and copying it for the marine aquarium is a great way to boost the health and vitality of all your filter feeders, including corals. When using this product, remember to keep steady water circulation to keep the particles spread throughout the water column like it would be in a natural setting. MarineSnow should be refrigerated after opening.
Whatever you choose as the primary food for your corals and other filter feeders in your saltwater fish tank, supplies should be varied to ensure the inhabitants are getting all the nutrients they require. Click here for excellent prices on foods for all your marine inhabitants.