The release of PhycoPure Zooxanthellae by Algagen might very well be breaking new bounds in the reefing hobby. The PhycoPure zooxanthellae culture actually consist of live zooxanthellae collected from both clams and indo pacific corals, and includes a wide variety of species from two families. An obvious reason to adding live zooxanthellae to your tank would be aid bleached, or bleaching corals, as we all know this is caused by zooxanthellae expulsion.
AlgaGen additionally suggest using PhycoPure zooxanthellae when acclimating corals to reduce stress, and it is possible that adding zooxanthellae can result in increased coral coloration and better overall health of your aquarium. Although the latter claims remains to be seen, the addition of multiple species of live zooxanthellae could very well increase zooxanthellae diversity within aquarium corals, as zooxanthellae populations may may become a monoculture (or at least less diverse) in a closed aquarium system.
AlgaGen PhycoPure zooxanthellae is produced in purified Atlantic Ocean natural sea water, and is tested pathogen free. Excess nutrients have furthermore been removed from the product, so there should be no concern about adding excess nutrients to your reef. For additional information on the AlgaGen PhycoPure zooxanthellae, head over to the AlgaGen website. PhytoPure will be available in 4oz and 80z sizes and will retail for $15 and $25 respectively