Vitalis Aquatic Nutrition Soft Coral Food small size 50g container
Vitalis Aquatic Nutrition Soft Coral food 50g
Specially formulated to stimulate a natural feeding response
Unique micronized flake formulation
Improved water quality
Natural, sustainably sourced ingredients
This micronized flake with particles ranging approximately from 100-400µm is designed to mimic suspended particulate matter which corals trap in their polyps.
Research suggests that feeding may improve the photosynthesis rate, increasing Zooxanthellae numbers within the coral. These convert the energy from sunlight into chemical energy required for growth.
Corals have evolved to feed at night when it is safe to extend their feeding polyps. The lack of coral polyp predators in our systems means that it is possible to entice your coral to feed during the day. If you introduce a small amount of food 5 mins before you intend feeding it trains the coral to extend its polyps and be ready for the main meal.
If possible turn off sump pump/filter pump for 10 to 20 min while you feed, leaving the circulation pumps on to keep the food in suspension.
Mix the food with a small amount of tank water and target each coral using a turkey baster. If you cannot turn off the main pump still use the above delivery system but add the food upstream of your corals and allow it to circulate. If you do not have a turkey baster place a pinch directly under the water in an area of fast flow.
Depending on population density, feed daily or every other day
Use one scoop of SPS food for every 50 L of water. For heavily stocked aquariums use two scoops for every 50 L. For best results mix with a small quantity of aquarium water and add to water flow
Ensure the coral is positioned with sufficient flow to allow waste food particles to be removed