Live vs. Non Viable Algae
Instant Algae® products are non-viable algae, meaning that they cannot be used to start cultures. However, very few aquaculture applications require microalgae that reproduce, and there are several advantages to using a non-viable product:
- Stable nutritional profile - live algae need nutrients (plant fertilizers) and adequate light to remain healthy, but these are not normally provided during the feed-out process so the nutritional quality can rapidly decline. Instant Algae© do not need nutrients or light so they maintain the same nutritional profile in your refrigerator or in your tank.
- Super High Rotifer Concentrations - With live algae it is difficult to obtain rotifer densities higher than 1-2,000/ml. With Instant Algae® it is easy to achieve concentrations in excess of 5,000/ml.
- Easy to Capture, Faster Feeding
- Excellent Suspension, No Clumping, No Fouling - Unlike powered feeds, Instant Algae® will stay suspended in the water column for 1-2 days with minimal water circulation required. Unlike dried algal cells that rapidly leach soluble components that can stimulate growth of bacteria, Instant Algae® cells are intact.