Foods designed for Corals & Invertebrates

This category in the extensive range of v2o Aquarium Foods includes very fine specialty foods for use in feeding marine reef-tank invertebrates including SPS Coral, some LPS Corals, and filter-feeding critters such as sponges, clams, flame-scallops, gorgonians and feather-duster worms.

These foods vary in particle size depending on which critters we want to feed. The various species or groups of animals in this category fill their individual niche, or niches, in their environment by feeding their own special diet. The food items can be anything from microscopic (5-10 microns) single-cell phytoplankton to assorted zooplankton - crustacea, larvae, pelagic eggs - in the range of 2 to 3 mm. Therefore, we produce a variety of foods in order to cover a considerable this range of food particle size.

The products you see to the right are listed in general ascending order of particle size from the smallest to the largest. Our goal is to cover all the bases in order to provide proper nutrition to all of your reef aquarium inhabitants…and we always recommend feeding a variety of foods whenever possible.

In this particular category of feeding small things to filter-feeders, you, the hobbyist, will either be "target-feeding" to one particular coral or coral/zooanthid colony, or "broadcast feeding" to the entire aquarium so that the planktonic food items will drift or be driven past the hungry filter-feeders looking to "grab" their meal.

During broadcast feeding, food items are suspended up in the water column throughout the aquarium and create a "cloudiness appearance" in the water. At this time it is best to turn OFF the aquarium filtration system to allow the aquarium critters to filter the water, rather than to allow the aquarium filter system to remove 80% of the food from the water before the corals, etc. get a chance to feed.

If you have "circulation only" pumps which are not involved in filtration, these should be definitely key ON during the "cloud-feeding" process as this will obviously keep the foods suspended in the water and create currents which drive the food to the filter-feeding animals.

After 10 or 15 minutes, the cloudiness of the water should clear up significantly, indicating that most of the food particles have now been ingested. At this point, DO NOT FORGET TO TURN THE FILTRATION SYSTEM BACK ON!

For corals & invertebrates

ROTIFERS

Fresh frozen Rotifers, Brachionus sp., are the perfect minute diet for filter-feeding invertebrates including Corals. Also the perfect food item for very tiny or larval fish.

Available in 100 g, 200g

Fresh Frozen Rotifers, Brachionus sp., drained of excess water, Potassium ascorbate (source of Stabilized vitamin C)

Protein (Min.); 4.0%, Lipids (Min.); 1.0%, Fiber (Max.); 0.7%, Moisture (Max.); 91.3%, Total Omega3 Fatty Acids; 0.4%

CYCLOPS

Fresh frozen Cyclops are the perfect tiny food item for filter-feeding invertebrates, soft corals, hard corals, and juvenile or small marine fish. They are a nutritionally superior replacement for baby brine shrimp.

Available in 100 g, 200g

Fresh Frozen Cyclops, Cyclops sp., drained of excess water, Potassium ascorbate (source of Stabilized vitamin C)

Protein (Min.); 4.7%, Lipids (Min.); 0.9%, Fiber (Max.); 0.9%, Moisture (Max.); 91.7%, Total Omega3 Fatty Acids; 0.4%

CORAL FOOD MIX

A very special mixture of tiny zoo-plankton critters mixed with Spirulina, Isochrysis and Nanochloropsis (three types of phytoplankton). It provides a complete and nutritious diet for all types of live corals (stony corals & soft corals) and other filter-feeding marine invertebrates.

Available in 100 g, 200g and 1lb. bulk

Rotifers Brachiorus sp., Cyclops copepods Cyclops sp., Moina Moina sp., Phytoplankton Chlorella sp., Spirulina Spirulina sp., Potassium ascorbate

Protein (Min.); 6.8%, Lipids (Min.); 1.6%, Fiber (Max.); 0.7%, Moisture (Max.); 87.8%, Total Omega3 Fatty Acids; 0.7%

OYSTER EGGS

These tiny, delicate eggs spawned from Marine Oysters are a perfect and natural food for Filter-Feeding Invertebrates including many Marine Corals and Sponges in a Reef Aquarium. Small pieces of Oyster ovarian tissue are mixed with the eggs and provide an excellent treat for small Reef Aquarium fishes.

Available in 50g and 100g Blister Cubes

Fresh Frozen Oyster Eggs, water sufficient for processing, Stabilized vitamin C

Protein (Min.); 6.2%, Lipids (Min.); 3.5%, Fiber (Max.); 0.4%, Moisture (Max.); 88%, Dry Weight Protein; 51.6%

REEF CAVIAR

The perfect Natural food for Reef Aquaria and NATURALLY loaded with beneficial Omega 3 fatty acids. Corals, Filter-feeding Invertebrates, small Butterflies, Angelfish, Wrasses and even Mandarins will voraciously consume these delicate tiny fish eggs.

Available in 100 g, 200g and 1lb. bulk

Fresh frozen un-processed roe (eggs) from Icelandic Capelin fish, HUFA Supplement, Potassium ascorbate source of Stabilized vitamin C

Protein (Min.); 22.1%, Lipids (Min.); 6.4%, Fiber (Max.); 1.3%, Moisture (Max.); 67.9%, Dry Weight Protein; 50.6%

ARCTIC E-Z PODS

These COLD-WATER Marine Copepods, aka Cyclops, Zooplankton, etc., are highly nutritious for marine tropical fish and corals as well as the smaller freshwater aquarium fish and shrimp. They are E-Z to feed and extremely rich in Carotenooid Pigments for bright iridescent colors, and rich in Highly Unsaturated Fatty Acids (HUFA's) and marine protein for superb nutrition and fitness.

Available in 100 g, 200g and 1lb. bulk

Artic Marine Calanoid Copepods (Calanus sp.)

Protein (Min.); 22.1%, Lipids (Min.); 6.4%, Fiber (Max.); 1.3%, Moisture (Max.); 67.9%, Dry Weight Protein; 50.6%