Natural Reef Diet

Overview

Despite being a popular choice among aquarium aficionados, raising corals can be demanding because they are harder to feed than most aquaria plants. Developed by Dennis Tagrin of DT's Plankton Farm, DT's Natural Reef Diet provides a nutritious and consistent food source for coral.

Key Ingredient

Natural Reef Diet's key ingredient is oyster eggs, which are highly nutritious. They contain significant levels of protein and omega-3 fatty acids but do not have additives or preservatives, making Natural Reef Diet suitable for the environmentally conscious.

Properties

Oyster eggs are usually 40 to 50 microns in size. Because these oyster eggs are highly concentrated--there are about 3,000,000 eggs per mL--1 mL is enough to feed a heavily populated 50 to 75 gallon tank. Natural Reef Diet comes in 3 different sizes (30 mL, 50 mL and 100 mL) and will have to be kept frozen after purchase.

Considerations

Even though the Natural Reef Diet caters to corals in general, this diet is particularly beneficial to corals that have trouble capturing prey and to soft corals.

References

  • DT's Plankton Farm: LIve Marine Phytoplankton
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