DT’s Phytoplankton Farm is an iconic brand that really kicked off the live feeding of planktonic microalgaes in our reef aquariums, and apparently Sustainable Aquatics thinks so too. As a breeder of many thousands of reef fish, Sustainable Aquatics has a need for lots of live food for their larval product, including microalgae and rotifers.
To this end Sustainable Aquatics has comissioned the construction of a new on-site microalgae production at their facility, in conjunction with Dennis Tagrin, founder of DT’s phytoplankton farm. Not only does Sustainable Aquatics plan to use a boat load of microalgae to feed their proto-fishies, the DT’s line of Phytoplankton will also be sold through the prominent fish breeding operation.
The new joint venture between Dennis Tagrin and Sustainable Aquatics “will produce the legacy DT product line as well as exciting new product developments in the future”. Sustainable Aquatics’ phytoplankton farm is already producing over a dozen microalgae strains and will be following up by producing zooplankton and ciliates as well, perfect first foods for many currently hard-to-breed species of reef fish.
Not only will the new phytoplankton farm produce the DT’s line of aquarium feeding products, it should form the foundation for successes with new species of reef fish for Sustainable Aquatics to offer the aquarium hobby in the future. Sustainable Aquatics hints that they have conditioned broodstock of yellow, purpl,e and blue tangs, and that they expect to start shipping DT’s Phytoplankton products in April. [Sustainable Aquatics]