AlgaGen PhycoPure Zooxanthellae

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PhycoPureTM Zooxanthellae is a blend of LIVE zooxanthellae for use as an aid for marine reef aquarium corals, clams, jellyfish and other organisms that depend on Zooxanthellae. Aquarists have reported great results including coral recovery from stress events to polyp extension and enhanced overall coloration.

Zooxanthellae are the symbiotic microalgae that live in the tissue of numerous corals, clams and some jellyfish. The host organisms provide a place for the zooxanthellae to reside and their waste provides the compounds necessary for zooxanthellae photosynthesis. In return, Zooxanthellae produce oxygen and provide the organism with carbohydrates necessary for growth and survival. 

The pigments in the Zooxanthellae also provide color. When there is stress in the host organism, they will expel their Zooxanthellae. In corals in particular, this is commonly known as “bleaching”. When this occurs in natural conditions, the coral can “recapture” Zooxanthellae as it is ever present in a natural marine environment. It cannot occur in artificial seawater and previously has been very difficult to reintroduce to the captive marine environment. If the organism cannot recapture the Zooxanthellae, there is a good chance that it will literally starve to death. Until now… 

AlgaGen LLC is the only company that produces LIVE Zooxanthellae for the hobbyist. Our Zooxanthellae is a combination of several clades (families) of the live organism. PhycoPure TM Zooxanthellae is aquacultured in purified natural Atlantic Ocean water, guaranteed pathogen free and free of excess nutrients. This product should be stored in the refrigerator. 

Use suggestions: Shake well and add up to 5mLs per 10 gallons in high flow area of tank. Suggested use depends on quantity of coral present. Ingredients: Treated natural ocean water (UV, carbon, ozone), LIVE Zooxanthellae