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AlgaGen Copepods & Rotifers
ReefPods are the only truly tropical live copepod culture available on the market today. Live feeds provide the best nutrition for saltwater fish, corals, and invertebrates. Copepods and rotifers stimulate a natural, healthy feeding response that reduces mortality rates while providing the ideal natural nutrition. AlgaGen specializes in providing high density, top-quality live feeds for the ornamental market with the best fresh live feeds available.

What Is Missing From Your Reef Tank?
AlgaGen has selected different types of copepods that have been used in aquaculture and together will feed a wide array of organisms in the reef tank. These pods work together to satisfy the feed requirements of your tank. How? Of the many copepods that exist, the two groups/families that are common in the hobby are bottom dwelling and water column dwelling. There has never been a water column dwelling copepod that could survive being kept in a bottle...until now! The water column dwelling (pelagic) copepod are THE food for anthias and other pelagic feeders; including seahorses, SPS corals, and non-photosynthetic corals such as gorgonians. The bottom dwelling (benthic) copepods are good for wrasses, seahorses, mandarins. The pelagic pods eat phytoplankton and will do well on PhycoPure, whereas the benthic or bottom dwelling pods will eat phyto and do well on it but they eat many other items which will actually help keep your tank clean and nitrates lower. They will eat left over fish food, fish fecal matter, plant debris, etc. These two copepods represent what is typically found on reefs and what is missing from most hobbyist reef tanks. Together these pods will provide an important part in the feeding of numerous reef organisms. 

What are Copepods?
There are more than 75,000 species of copepods, which are morphologically diverse and occupy all aquatic habitats. There are copepod species in the deepest trenches and at the highest altitudes, some that are symbiotic and others that reside in sediments and in caves. The world’s oceans are numerically dominated by copepods.

Why Use Copepods?
Copepods are nature’s ideal prey – being numerically, the greatest form of life in the oceans and serving as food for most of the ocean’s life during all or a portion of their life cycles. As such nutritional quality and behavioral qualities of copepods are vastly superior to traditional live feeds, such as rotifers and brine shrimp, used by aquarists or aquaculturists. Copepods are useful live prey when rotifers and brine shrimp fail to support health and growth of fish and invertebrates.

Aquarium/Aquaculture Uses
Some aquariums will have a population of pods acquired by accident, leaving some aquarists unaware of their existence or importance. Aquarists who have established copepod populations know that most coral and many other filter feeding invertebrates and small bottom feeding fish such as Mandarins greatly benefit from copepod predation.

Aquarists that master the physical requirements of water chemistry, lighting and water flow in a reef tank still find many species difficult to feed. Adequate nutrition can become the limiting factor in maintaining many filter feeders and picky fish species. Of all the environmental conditions that nature established for healthy reefs, a diverse live plankton community is the one component that marine aquariums have difficulty replicating.

Tropical corals and clams that derive much of their nutrition from symbiotic algae do, in fact, capture zooplankton as part of their diet. Many desirable aquarium invertebrates are entirely dependent on filtering various types of plankton as their diet. The addition and establishment of copepod cultures to reef tanks is one of the best ways to achieve a continuous self-generating food supply.

Now AlgaGen is making available five species of aquacultured copepods and a marine cladoceran to aquarists for the first time. Professional and hobby aquarists, alike, will now have the ability to inoculate their systems with different copepod species at will. They can experiment with different types and combinations of pods for different types of feeders. Mandarins and Seahorses, Anthias and Dragonettes, NPS Corals, deep water gorgonians, Acropora, Crinoids, Basket Stars: the list of copepod diners could go on and on.

  AlgaGen ReefPods™ Tangerine
ReefPods™ Tangerine
ReefPods™ Tangerine, "the big ones" – are packed with nutritious lipid reserves and pigments that will enhance health and color of small to medium reef fish and seahorses.

ReefPods™ Tangerine is a live culture of a large unidentified calanoid copepod, most likely in the Family Temoridae. Tangerine adult copepods live in the water column and will eat small suspended detritus particles and microalgae in the aquarium. They produce a large nauplii which is an excellent food for aquarium filter feeders and fish larvae. The adults are eaten by numerous water-column feeding fish such as clowns, dwarf angels, anthias and seahorses, to name just a few.

ReefPods™ Tangerine may be used as a starter culture to establish populations in marine aquarium refugiums or the main tank when PhycoPure™ CopePod Blend is added as directed. Although not as easily established as Tisbe, once established they will reproduce quickly, growing from nauplii to reproductive adults in about 15 days. They are sub-tropical and will thrive in normal aquarium temperatures and a wide range of salinities.

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ReefPods™ Tangerine 8 ounce $14.99
ReefPods™ Tangerine 16 ounce $24.99
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 AlgaGen ReefPods™ Tisbe
ReefPods™ Tisbe
ReefPods™ Tisbe the most popular aquarium Pod -they consumes your aquarium’s wastes and detritus, reproduce well, and are food for a multitude of reef inhabitants!

ReefPods™ Tisbe is a live culture of the harpacticoid copepod Tisbe biminiensis. Tisbe adult copepods live on bottom substrate such as live rock or sand and will eat detritus and microalage in the aquarium. They produce a small nauplii which is an excellent food for aquarium filter feeders and fish larvae. The adults are eaten by small bottom feeding fish such as gobies, dragonettes and blennies.

Tisbe is an excellent all purpose aquarium copepod owing to its role in the natural environment as a detritivore. An opportunist feeder, Tisbe can be used as a tank cleaner consuming uneaten food and wastes as well as phytoplankton in the tank and refugium. Tisbe is capable of producing many eggs during its adult life span that hatch into nauplii which will enter the water column as food for your filter feeding reef inhabitants and replenish the adult population vital to tank hygiene. Tisbe adults and juveniles may also enter the water column and be tasty and nutritious treats for your reef fish! ReefPods are guaranteed to arrive alive but there is no further guarantee after arrival.

Approximate copepod count: 8 oz bottles contain 100 to 200 pods and 16 oz bottles contain 200 to 300 pods.

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ReefPods™ Tisbe 8 ounce $13.99
ReefPods™ Tisbe 16 ounce $23.99
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 AlgaGen ReefPods™ Acartia
ReefPods™ Acartia
ReefPods™ Acartia, an elegant pod, are an excellent all purpose food: Great for seahorses, corals and other sessile invertebrates, and many larval fish.

ReefPods™ Acartia is a live culture of the calanoid copepod Acartia tonsa. Acartia live and feed in the water column and will eat suspended detritus and microalage. They produce a small nauplii which is an excellent food for aquarium filter feeders and fish larvae. The adults are eaten by numerous plankton feeding fish.

ReefPods™ Acartia may be used as a starter culture to establish populations in marine aquarium refugiums or the main tank when PhycoPure™ CopePod Blend™ is added as directed. Once established they will reproduce quickly, growing from nauplii to adults in about 12 days. They will thrive in normal aquarium temperatures and a wide range of salinities. It is suggested they be added to the aquarium at night to avoid immediate fish predation.

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ReefPods™ Acartia 8 ounce $19.99
ReefPods™ Acartia 16 ounce $35.99
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 AlgaGen Decapsulated Brine
Decapsulated Brine
AlgaGen has simplified the process of feeding brine shrimp to your small fish by performing the decapsulation process for you. The decapsulation process involves removing the indigestible outer shell of the brine shrimp cysts so you can feed either the hatched artemia or the unhatched egg without worrying about the health of your fish. To hatch simply rinse on a screen and add to your hatcher, aerate so the eggs are not settled on the bottom and target normal or slightly higher salinity. Hatching should occur within 24 hrs after which you can drain and rinse or enrich the newly hatched artemia. This product can also be used as a coral food when added directly to the tank and the eggs that are not captured by coral polyps will hatch out and become fish food.
Note: This is a special order product that will require a few extra days to ship.

Decapsulated Brine 4 ounce $14.99
Decapsulated Brine 8 ounce $22.99
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AlgaGen Rotifers
AlgaGen Rotifers

AlgaGen has been providing rotifers to numerous hatcheries for years now. Our cultures are some of the cleanest on the market.

As a live food, rotifers are the right size (105-160 micrometers in width) for many species of fish larvae that are cultured commonly, such as clown fish, gobies, Mediterranean seabasses and snappers, red drum, pompano, and cobia, just to name a few. For rotifers to be nutritionally suitable for fish larvae, they must be “enriched” or “gut loaded” with various combinations of microalgae or commercially prepared products. Once enriched, rotifers are an excellent hatchery food for many species of larval fish.

Note: This is a special order product that will require a few extra days to ship.

Rotifers 8 ounce $14.99
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PhycoPure Reef Blend Phytoplankton
AlgaGen PhycoPure Reef Blend
PhycoPure™ Reefblend is made of 7 different types of LIVE microalgae as well as a dinoflagellate, zooxanthellae. Reefblend was therefore created as a LIVE food supplement for filter feeding marine aquarium inhabitants including the feeding of existing copepod populations in the tank. It is grown in natural seawater that has been ozonated, charcoal filtered and uv treated. PhycoPure™ Reef Blend offers a wide range of particle sizes and nutritional content that, individually, have been proven very effective in various aquaculture farms, and projects. Just like humans, animals require some level of variety in a food source. It is understandable that no single food provides 100% of the necessary nutrition required for good health. Hence the blend of phytoplankton in PhycoPure™ Reef Blend

Aquarists have reported great results feeding PhycoPure Reef Blend to Acropora (better polyp extension), all Euphyllia corals (Torch, Elegance, Frogspawn, Hammer), Gorgonians, Chili corals, Nephthea's, Carnation corals, Feather dusters, Tubeworms, Sponges, Mushroom corals, Leather corals, all types of Brain corals, Montipora's, Montastrea and Tubastrea species, and Certain anemones.
Note: PhycoPure Reef Blend is guaranteed to arrive alive but no guarantee beyond that is provided.

Pycopure Reef Blend 8 ounce $11.95
Pycopure Reef Blend 16 ounce $19.95
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PhycoPure™ Oyster Delight

Algagen Oyster Delight

AlgaGen Coral Smoothie Oyster Delight is the second in the line of Coral Smoothie products that offer great value, high quality ingredients and convenience. Oyster Delight is made from fresh Florida oysters and is a great food for SPS, Soft Corals, some LPS and fish. Oyster Delight is rich in Essential Fatty Acids and proteins critical to healthy marine organisms.

Oyster Delight contains:
-Oyster reproductive tissue
-Oyster eggs
H-ydrolyzed vegetable protein

Oyster Delight comes with an applicator tip that, once cut, will enable the user to spot feed simply by inserting the bottle into the tank; then point and feed. Oyster Delight has a 6 month shelf life and does not need to be kept refrigerated until it is used. However after opening it should be refrigerated. It is not a live product.

Note: PhycoPure Oyster Delight is guaranteed to arrive alive but no guarantee beyond that is provided.

Pycopure Oyster Delight 8 ounce $18.95
Pycopure Oyster Delight 16 ounce $35.95
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 PhycoPure™ Coral Smoothie

Algagen Oyster Delight

Coral Smoothie is a first of its kind for natural and convenient marine aquarium feeding. It was designed to provide the variety of food items found on tropical coral reefs. Formulated with everything from vegetable protein to whole zooplankton and eggs. Coral Smoothie has been proven to stimulate marine tanks drawing responses from invertebrates such as snails and shrimp to corals and fish. Coral Smoothie particle sizes range from 2 to 5,000 microns.

Coral Smoothie contains: 9 species of microalgae
- Artemia nauplii
- Copepods
- Rotifers
- Clam larvae
- Oyster larvae
- Oyster eggs and tissue
- Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
- Fish Eggs
- Decapsulated artemia cysts
- Copepod eggs
- Mussel & Squid

Coral Smoothie comes with an applicator tip that, once cut, will enable the user to spot feed simply by inserting the bottle into the tank; then point and feed. Coral Smoothie has a 6 month shelf life and does not need to be kept refrigerated until it is used. However after opening it should be refrigerated. It is not a live product. Feed the Frenzy.

Note: PhycoPure Coral Smoothie is guaranteed to arrive alive but no guarantee beyond that is provided.

Pycopure Coral Smoothie 8 ounce $14.95
Pycopure Coral Smoothie 16 ounce $26.95
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  PhycoPure™ Simply Clam
Algagen Coral Smoothie Simply Clams
EASY TO USE, FAST, CONVENIENT, REEF FEEDING
FOR FISH & CORALS!

AlgaGen Simply Clams Is a shelf stable clam feed ideal for saltwater fish, Corals & Invertebrates. AlgaGen Simply Clams is great for numerous corals such as fungia, acans, favites, tubastrea, etc and is great for soft corals as well. Simply Clams quickly stimulates a feeding response from numerous fish including Anthias. And if you have not seen the response in action before you will be amazed! Our AlgaGen Coral Smoothie Simply Clams is minced fairly fine so that you do not have to do it. There are chunks big enough to satisfy corals and small to medium sized fish. Clams are known to be packed full of critical omega fat-ty acids and protein, the right combinations to promote health in your reef tank.AlgaGen Simply Clams is composed of proteins and very important fatty acids that are critical for the health of your reef animals. To put it simply, Algagen's Simply Clams adds to the overall health of your saltwaterfish aquarium.

Algagen's Simply Clams is packed full of pureed clam, targeting a small particle size for accessibility and to prevent uneaten material from decaying and impacting nutrient levels. We all know how marine animals love clam. AlgaGen Coral Smoothie Simply Clams is pasteurized, so there are no harmful preservatives or pathogenic bacteria. Once opened, it should be stored in the refrigerator.

Note: PhycoPure Simply Clam is guaranteed to arrive alive but no guarantee beyond that is provided.

Pycopure Simply Clam 4 ounce $10.95
Pycopure Simply Clam 8 ounce $17.95
Pycopure Simply Clam 16 ounce $33.95
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