Perry’s Aquatic Centre Now Culture Phytoplankton In-store.
Phytoplankton are at the very bottom of the food chain and are consumed by the largest, the majestic blue whale.
They are too small to be individually seen with the naked eye. However, when present in high enough numbers, they may appear as a green discoloration in the water due to the presence of chlorophyll within their cells (although the actual colour may vary with the species of phytoplankton present due to varying levels of chlorophyll or the presence of other pigments they use during photosynthesis)
Phytoplankton are the wanderers of the sea, a microscopic plant-like organisms that live in the worlds oceans. There are numerous species of phytoplankton, each of which has a characteristic shape. Phytoplankton grows abundantly in oceans around the world, and they are the foundation of the food chain, big fish eat the little fish. We humans catch and eat many of these larger fish.
Since phytoplankton depend upon certain conditions for growth, they are a good indicator of change in their environment. For these reasons, and because they also exert a global-scale influence on climate, phytoplankton are of primary interest to oceanographers and scientists around the world.
Perry’s Aquatic Centre now culture phytoplankton and zoo plankton on the premises. This super-food is essential for creating a natural food source in your aquarium. Keep your live rock, coral and marine fish in the best of health with Perry’s Phytoplankton. See in-store for more details.
For more information about culturing phyto plankton follow these links-
We are what we eat http://www.advancedaquarist.com/issues/aug2002/breeder.htm
Phytoplankton starter guide http://www.ultimatereef.net/forums/showthread.php?t=253949
It’s all the small things http://www.marinephytoplankton.moonfruit.com/#/phytoplankton/4515664820