Food and Nutrition
Pro-Coral Zooton and Pro-Coral Phyton
Manufactured by Tropic Marin
Wholesome food for all plankton filter feeders
Corals have to be fed!
Even if it is an often overlooked fact with respect to plankton filter feeders that are often fastened to the substrate - all animals depend on ingesting the energy for motion and metabolic processes from the food they eat. The spectrum of marine organisms that cover a part or their entire nutritional needs from zooplankton or phytoplankton ranges from sponges to soft and leather corals all the way up to whales. Reef-building stony corals also belong to the family of plankton filter feeders, even though another source of nutrients is available to them because of their symbiotic relationship with zooxanthellae.
Plankton ingestion methods
The branched tentacles of the small-polyped stony corals and others are perfectly designed to filter and ingest each and every nutritious particle from the water sweeping over them. With their sensory cells, corals discern the chemical traces prey leave behind in the water and then the corals will extend their tentacles to capture the prey. Cnidoblasts (the most highly advanced cells in the animal kingdom) shoot out microscopic harpoons and turn every little plankton crustacean within the reach of their tentacles into prey.
Some corals secrete films or use strands of mucus to capture bacteria or fine organic particles from their environment. Leather corals and soft corals have finely feathered tentacles with which they filter plankton out of the water. Special digestive enzymes can even break down the complex carbohydrates of marine algae.
Plankton captured in this way not only significantly contributes to the energy supply and the growth rate of corals but also delivers all the main and trace nutrients in a concentrated form that are vital for the properly working symbiotic relationship with zooxanthellae. Scientific tests have verified the growth promoting effect of a plankton diet in reef-building, small-polyped stony corals. Large quantities of water flow through the reef and supply corals with phytoplankton in their natural habitat. Mostly at night, zooplankton will move out of their hiding places and emerge from deeper water into the habitat of reef corals.
Nutrients for corals and plankton filter feeders that are rich in energy and vitamins
Tropic Marin has developed PRO-CORAL ZOOTON and PRO-CORAL PHYTON to provide corals and other plankton filter feeders with this natural richness of nutrients. PRO-CORAL ZOOTON and PRO-CORAL PHYTON are composed of marine ingredients that provide corals and other plankton filter feeders with a virtually natural diet. In addition, both types of coral food contain ingredients that are particularly rich in vitamins and nutrients such as Spirulina and yeast.
While PRO-CORAL ZOOTON is mainly derived from marine invertebrates that provide stony corals and other zooplankton filter feeders with easily digestible animal proteins and lipids, PRO-CORAL PHYTON mostly consists of the finest marine algae that feeders specialized in fine-particle phytoplankton such as mollusks and sponges benefit from.
In this way, corals and other plankton filter feeders in an aquarium are optimally supplied with lipids and carbohydrates rich in energy, proteins packed with nutrients, and trace elements from the ocean. This promotes an enhanced growth rate and color and the animals will demonstrate their health by opening up their polyps and tentacles even further. PRO-CORAL ZOOTON and PRO-CORAL PHYTON assure that your corals and plankton filter feeders will receive the nutrients of the ocean in their natural form - even in an aquarium.
Natural zooplankton is an important source of energy and nutrients for stony corals and other plankton filter feeders. PRO-CORAL ZOOTON is a well-balanced plankton replacement for stony corals, specifically, small-polyped stony corals and other plankton filter feeders in a saltwater aquarium. It consists mainly of selected marine ingredients rich in trace elements and minerals. Spirulina is carotenoid-packed and if combined with brewer's yeast will provide the natural B vitamin requirements and, in particular, vitamin B12.
Fish and fish by-products, shrimp and shrimp by-products, algae, brewer's yeast, Spirulina.
100 ml can
Natural phytoplankton is an important supplier of energy and nutrients for leather corals and soft corals, mollusks, and other fine particle filter feeders. PRO-CORAL PHYTON is a well-balanced plankton replacement suitable for all fine particle filter feeders in saltwater aquaria. A premium algae blend provides the invertebrates with trace elements and carbohydrates rich in energy in a form only found in the ocean. Spirulina is carotenoid-packed and if combined with brewer's yeast will provide the natural B vitamin requirements and, in particular, vitamin B12.
Algae, brewer's yeast, Spirulina, shrimp and shrimp by-products.
100 ml can