Elos Sv Sience M1 Microplankton is a new food from our Italian friends that certainly claims to have some benefits for feeding aquarium corals. Like many premium foods these days the M1 Microplankton is made from ingredients that are as fresh and raw as possible and are processed at the lowest practical temperature.
These first two steps in the production of Elos Sv Sience M1 Microplankton help to ensure a high nutrition value and it is bolstered by further additions of vitamins and beta glucans. The real hat trick of the new M1 Microplankton food from Elos is the extra fine particle size which helps to keep the food particles in suspension for a whopping 45 to 60 minutes without dissolving, giving our filter feeding corals ample time to catch them from the water column.
The label on the Elos Sv Sience M1 Microplankton container claims that it contains no phosphate but since the end product of digestion for energy is ATP – Adenosine Tri Phosphate – food without phosphorous isn’t really nutritious is it? This misleading labelling doesn’t mean that Sv Sience M1 Microplankton doesn’t contain phosphorous at all, instead Elos is trying to highlight that since the particles remain in suspension and don’t dissolve in the aquarium water it results in less phosphate building up from feeding our corals.
Elos has a good track record in producing very high quality aquarium foods so we look forward to trying out the 100 to 250 micron particle size for feeding a wide range of sessile invertebrates with each 40 gram container retailing for around $23.