Aquarium Life Support Systems has officially announced its Calanus food product line based on providing quality food at a lower price to appeal to the value-conscious hobbyist. The new AquaLife CALA-fin line features freeze-dried Calanus marine zooplankton in two sizes and a liquid form.
Calanus Marine Zooplankton gives you all the concentrated nutrition and color-enhancing pigments for all types of marine and freshwater fish that consume zooplankton, in a easy to store and use form. The 25 gram jar contains natural copepods from the Arctic Ocean frozen within minutes of harvest to preserve maximum nutrition.
The company notes the copepods feed on abundant phytoplankton making them full of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and important anti-oxidants. They note the product is minimally processed, to retains high levels of the color enhancing pigment astaxanthin.
Nutritional Analysis CALA-fin Whole:
Total Protein 59.7%
Astaxanthin 332 ppm
Looking for a finer food to feed large or inverts? The AquaLife CALA-fin Fine Calanus Marine Zooplankton (60 gram jar) is geared towards marine fish larvae and invertebrates that require a particle diameter of 2 to 4 mm.
Nutritional Analysis CALA-fin Fine:
Total Protein 62.6%
AquaLife technicians recommend re-hydrating both product with AquaLife Amino-Glow Liquid amino acid supplement, in order to maximize its nutritional value.
If freeze-dried isn’t your thing, then give AquaLife CALA-fin Liquid Calanus Zooplankton a try. The 16 ounce bottle combines both whole and concentrated copepods in a shelf-stable liquid form.
We’re hoping to see these in person at MACNA to learn more about pricing and availability.