Tahitian Gold Phytoplankton(Isochrysis galbana)
Isochrysis sp. Are most notably used to feed clams, scallops & other bivalves. Isochrysis sp. are species of single celled algae that help form the entire base of the natural food chain. The Microscopic Plants(Phytoplankton) feed the the microscopic animals(Zooplankton), produced in liverock which then feeds everything in the aquarium. Many often forget the need for live phytoplankton, relying purely on a zooplankton diet. Without a premium phytoplankton diet, the base of the food chain suffers, thus affecting everything in the system. Additionally, many clams, gorgonians & other coral filter out only Phytoplankton, thus zooplankton diets are useless for these particular animals.
Besides being a food source that generates the natural food for all tropic levels, Phytoplankton absorbs undesirable chemicals present in many reef aquariums, such as ammonia, nitrite, nitrates, phosphates, silicates, etc.
For Maximum Longevity, Refrigerate between 40-55°F
For well stocked aquariums, add one teaspoon(5mL) per 30 gal. daily.