Zooplankton are small animals that feed on phytoplankton (microalgae) or other zooplankton, the first foods in the marine food chain. Reed Mariculture is proud to offer Live Instant Zooplankton® for aquaculture applications. Our products include Rotifers (Brachionus plicatilis and Brachionus rotundiformis), Copepods (Parvocalanus crassirostris and Apocyclops panamensis), and Brine Shrimp Eggs (Great Salt Lake Artemia).
Live Marine Rotifers
The Brachionus plicatilis (L-type) species is euryhaline, capable of thriving in salinities of 5-40 ppt. It is available in quantities from 1 million to 1.5 billion, concentrated and packaged into "breathable" bags with a typical lorica length of about 160 µm.
Brachionus rotundiformis S-type rotifers are cyclical parthenogens , alternating between asexual and sexual reproduction whiich allows them to rapidly colonize an environment given favorable environmental conditions.
Parvocalanus crassirostris Copepods
2K Adult Parvocalanus crassirostris Copepods. Parvocalanus crassirostris is a small, pelagic calanoid copepod. Adults are in the 200 to 400 µm range. NOTE: Please read full description before purchase.
ARPods™ 500 are a highly effective live copepod and artemia replacement. They are frozen biomass of intact Cyclops sp. copepods -- fresh frozen at sea for maximum nutrition and gamma irradiated for maximum biosecurity.
Apex-Pods™ are LIVE Apocyclops panamensis copepods, an excellent food for finicky fish, such as dragonets, pipefish, anthias and wrasses in addition to invertebrates, such as SPS, LPS and NPS corals and other filter feeders.