I recently came across a product new to the United States. It is produced by a company in Australia called Nutra-Kol.
Nutra-Kol has been around for quite some time, but has never made its way to the States. Their line of foods have been used in bulk quantities for years in the aquaculture industry. Lucky for us hobbyists, it is now available in a smaller package called NutraPlus.
The NutraPlus line comes in 4 formulas: Micro, Reef, Boost, and Complete.
I was able to try the NutraPlus Reef. It is a microalgae and rotifers mix. It combines red microalgae Dunaliella salina, green microalgae Nannachloropsis sp. and rotifers Brachionus plicatilis. The rotifers are super concentrated at 2000 per ml. As soon as I added the mixture to my tank, my fish and inverts went crazy. I had crabs and brittle stars come out of the rock work I hadn’t seen in months. Within minutes, the polyps on all of my corals extended into the current.
I have never seen such huge a reaction from my corals.
The positive reaction from feeding my corals has led me to place this product in the “coming soon to Marine Depot” column. Keep your eyes peeled for this one.