Nannochloropsis algae is a staple for filter-feeding organisms and as a dietary supplement to promote growth in refugiums for aquariums. This algae is unique in the fact that it only contains Type A chlorophyll (no B or C) which enables it to take in other types of pigmentation. Feeding these to rotifers and copepods, and then in turn feeding those to your fish, will help promote a healthy diet and bring out more of the natural color in your fish and corals!
Isochrysis is a genus of phytoplankton that make for an excellent food source for many filter-feeding organisms. It can be used to “fertilize” stocking tanks for rotifers, copepods, and various shrimp species. This algae is a prized food source because of it’s high concentration of fatty acids, which growth in species that have a high kilocalorie consumption rate (such as mandarin dragonets and dartfish). By feeding this to rotifers and copepods, mysids, etc, then feeding those to your fish, you transfer all those desirable nutrients. This keeps your fish happy and healthy!