Rotifer; quart. Rotifera
Contains approximately 500,000 rotifers.
Our rotifers (wheel animals) are a tiny microorganism that is common in mixed samples of zooplankton. Ours are cultured right here at our facility and provide a high-quality meal for small or newly hatched fish, corals, or various filter-feeding organisms.
Fun Fact: Rotifera received its name because under a microscope, their mouth parts resemble a rotating buzz saw. Their mouth has a crown of cilia (tiny hair-like appendages) that rotate, not only drawing food into their mouth, but serving as a nifty means of propulsion.