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Old 12-29-2005, 01:19 AM
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I use cyclopeeze in my reef tank for target feeding. Actually, it's technically a zooplankton, as they are crustaceans. Regarding the pigments, there are high levels of astaxanthene and canthaxanthene, but how these affect tadpole color, I have no idea.

Regarding your questions, you are right, phytoplankton is algae - usually microscopic algae (mostly unicellular I think). There's a lot of discussion regarding the various sizes of photoplankton in reef forums, some being very small, others being a bit bigger (but still generally microscopic). There are some studies in coral feeding, but none that I know of for dendrobatid tads.

I think the processing of cyclopeeze destroys most potential pathogens, but I doubt there a re any publications supporting this statement.

Sorry if I'm of little help,
Ryan
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