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Isochrysis galbana Phytoplankton

Isochrysis galbana Phytoplankton

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Isochrysis galbana is a very important species of phytoplankton, as it has a high protein content and lipid composition which essential for the health of your reef. Phytoplankton is the foundation of the food chain for marine life.  

  • Package size: 16 oz
  • 100% Aquacultured
  • Small particle size (less than 10 microns), can fit into the tiniest of mouths.
  • Provides corals with direct source of golden fats, while at the same time, enriching copepods and other grazeables.
  • Each cell has a tail-like flagella it can use to remain in the water column
  • Can survive in reef conditions and thus uneaten cells do not immediately become waste.
  • Is a hungry nitrate and phosphate consumer and will extract these from the water column until the cells are eaten.

Diet Advantage: Long fatty acid chain, including eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Omega-3 (ω-3) fatty acids are essential components of marine species health. 

Reef Advantage: Live microalgae culture, provides a natural source of food for corals, clams, filter feeders, copepods, and other zooplankton.