Aqua Eggs

AQUA Eggs is THE far-out do it yourself experience for attaining live feed for your home aquarium!

Composed by 100% aquacultured Acartia tonsa’s eggs.

Copepods are a natural source of protein, lipids, carotene, free amino acids, vitamin C and chitin for your community!

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Copepods are tiny crustaceans that float freely in the ocean. There are innumerous copepod species that vary their body shape size. Calanoids, like Acartia tonsa, constitute the majority of the zooplankton in marine waters.

Acartia tonsa is an herbivorous copepod, which actively feed on microalgae – or phytoplankton – by creating a water flux with their appendix. It can eat all sort of phytoplankton species, but the one that puts them at full power is Rhodomonas lens.

 
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AQUA Eggs is THE far-out do it yourself experience for attaining live feed for your home aquarium!

Composed by 100% aquacultured Acartia tonsa’s eggs.

Copepods are a natural source of protein, lipids, carotene, free amino acids, vitamin C and chitin for your community!

For more info on this specie, please see “Details” section. 

 
How to use

Upon reception, and if not for immediate use, stock eggs at 4ºC. If you want use eggs directly on your aquarium, pour the whole bottle to your system. Turn off the protein skimmer for about 1h, to allow feeding. If you want to administrate newly hatched copepods nauplii, you should place eggs in an aired bottle with saltwater and add to your aquarium when copepods achieve wanted body length. 

 
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Copepods are tiny crustaceans that float freely in the ocean. There are innumerous copepod species that vary according to the environmental conditions. Calanoid, like Acartia tonsa, constitute the majority of the zooplankton in marine waters.

Acartia tonsa is an herbivorous copepod that release eggs to the water column and actively feed on microalgae – or phytoplankton – by creating a water flux with their appendix. It can eat all sort of phytoplankton species, but the one that puts them at full power is Rhodomonas lens.

AQUA Eggs is constituted by 100% Acartia tonsa eggs – when hatched, eggs will provide you the first stage of their life cycle- ranging from 0.1 to 0.3mm.

Copepods, along with a high nutritional, present a hop-like movement that stimulates predatory behaviors. 

 
Benefits

Trickier species, like some corals, mandarins and sea horses are also dependent on a more eclectic food source. AQUA Eggs will help you keep your tank-diva with a small mouth as happier as they can be!

Acartia tonsa is also a filter-feeder, which means that will go around your tank feeding on potential microalgae that might be developing on it. 

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