Instant Algae® Products

Commercial Use Marine Microalgae Concentrates

Instant Algae® products are pure, phototrophically grown, highly-concentrated marine microalgae. The algal cells are non-viable but intact, retaining all their nutritional value.

Instant Algae® has all the advantages and characteristics of live algae without the large investment of infrastructure, time, and labor required to grow it yourself. There is no need to worry about phytoplankton culture crashes. Instant Algae® products have long shelf-lives so they are always available when you need them—no worries about timing phytoplankton production to coincide with your zooplankton production schedule. All Instant Algae® are grown in closed systems remote from the ocean using artificial seawater, so they are free from pathogens. And they are very easy to use because they disperses instantly in water. The concentrate can be pumped directly into your zooplankton culture system, or simply add concentrate to a bucket of water, stir, then add to your zooplankton culture system or greenwater tank.

Our Instant Algae® products are used in hatcheries in 80 countries around the world for fish, shrimp, and shellfish larvaculture, as well as public aquariums and hobbyist reef tanks.

Single Species Typical Cell Count
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Live Algae Equivalent Type Size in microns Dry Weight Shelf Life
Nanno 3600 68 billion/ml 3600 liters @ 19 million cells/ml Non-flagellated Yellow-Green Eustigmatophyceae 1.5-2 >18% 12-14 weeks 3 years frozen

Nanno 3600

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Nanno 3600 is our original Nannochloropsis (cell size 1-2 µm) legacy product available since 1998. It has proven to be very effective with established protocols and it provides an EPA and ARA pre-enrichment boost for use with high DHA enrichment protocols. LEARN MORE

Tetraselmis 3600 800 million/ml 3600 liters @ 205 thousand cells/ml Green Biflagellate Prasinophyceae 12 18% 12-14 weeks 3 years frozen

Tetraselmis 3600

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Tetraselmis is a large (cell size 9-12 µm) green flagellate. It contains amino acids that stimulate feeding in marine animals. Tetraselmis is an excellent feed for larval shrimp. LEARN MORE

Isochrysis 1800 4.1 billion/ml 1800 liters @ 2.28 million cells/ml Brown Biflagellate Prymnesiophyceae 5 8% 12-14 weeks Refrigerate Only 

Isochrysis 18000

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Isochrysis is a small (cell size 4-7 µm) golden/brown flagellate that is very commonly used in the aquaculture industry. It is very high in DHA and often used to enrich zooplankton such as rotifers or Artemia. Isochrysis is one of the primary algae used in shellfish hatcheries, and is also used in some shrimp hatcheries. LEARN MORE

Pavlova 1800 3.9 billion/ml 1800 liters @ 2.17 million cells/ml Brown Biflagellate Prymnesiophyceae 4-7 8% 12-14 weeks Refrigerate Only

Pavlova 1800

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Pavlova is a small (cell size 4-7 µm) golden/brown flagellate that is very similar to Isochrysis. Pavlova has a high DHA content and is excellent for enriching rotifers and other zooplankton. Pavlova can be difficult to grow so it is not produced by many hatcheries. LEARN MORE

TW 1200 (Thalassiosira weissflogii) 320 million/ml 1200 liters @ 0.27 million cells/ml Unflagellated Diatom Coscinodiscophyceae 5-20 6% 12-14 weeks Refrigerate Only

TW 1200 (Thalassiosira weissflogii)

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Thalassiosira weissflogii is a relatively large diatom (6-20 µm x 8-15 µm) that is used in the shrimp and shellfish larvaculture industry. TW is considered by several hatcheries to be the single best alga for larval shrimp. LEARN MORE

TP 1800 (Thalassiosira pseudonana) 1.1 billion/ml 1800 liters @ 2.25 million cells/ml Diatom 4.5 - 10 8% 12-14 weeks Refrigerate Only

TP 1800 (Thalassiosira pseudonana)

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Thalassiosira pseudonana is a small diatom (4.5-8 µm x 6-10 µm) that is used in the shrimp and bivalve larviculture industry. This alga has been found to be excellent for larval shrimp. LEARN MORE

Rotifer Diet® 55 billion/ml 3600 liters @ 15 million cells/ml Mix 1-12 18% 12-14 weeks 2 years frozen

Rotifer Diet®

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Rotifer Diet is our original blend of a Nannochloropsis and Tetraselmis feed. It is very effective with established protocols and provides an EPA and ARA pre-enrichment boost for use with high DHA enrichment protocols. LEARN MORE

Shellfish Diet® 1800 2 billion/ml 1800 liters @ 1.1 million cells/ml Mix 5 to 16 8% 12-14 weeks Refrigerate Only

Shellfish Diet®

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Shellfish Diet 1800® is a unique mix of four marine microalgae that have all demonstrated success with a variety of shellfish including oysters, clams, mussels, and scallops. This mixed diet provides excellent nutrition for bivalve species, ascidians/tunicates, sea urchins, soft corals, brine shrimp, and copepods. LEARN MORE

  Applications
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Single Species
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Nanno 3600

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Nanno 3600 is our original Nannochloropsis (cell size 1-2 µm) legacy product available since 1998. It has proven to be very effective with established protocols and it provides an EPA and ARA pre-enrichment boost for use with high DHA enrichment protocols. LEARN MORE

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Tetraselmis 3600

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Tetraselmis is a large (cell size 9-12 µm) green flagellate. It contains amino acids that stimulate feeding in marine animals. Tetraselmis is an excellent feed for larval shrimp. LEARN MORE

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Isochrysis 18000

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Isochrysis is a small (cell size 4-7 µm) golden/brown flagellate that is very commonly used in the aquaculture industry. It is very high in DHA and often used to enrich zooplankton such as rotifers or Artemia. Isochrysis is one of the primary algae used in shellfish hatcheries, and is also used in some shrimp hatcheries. LEARN MORE

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Pavlova 1800

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Pavlova is a small (cell size 4-7 µm) golden/brown flagellate that is very similar to Isochrysis. Pavlova has a high DHA content and is excellent for enriching rotifers and other zooplankton. Pavlova can be difficult to grow so it is not produced by many hatcheries. LEARN MORE

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TW 1200 (Thalassiosira weissflogii)

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Thalassiosira weissflogii is a relatively large diatom (6-20 µm x 8-15 µm) that is used in the shrimp and shellfish larvaculture industry. TW is considered by several hatcheries to be the single best alga for larval shrimp. LEARN MORE

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Rotifer Diet®

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Rotifer Diet is our original blend of a Nannochloropsis and Tetraselmis feed. It is very effective with established protocols and provides an EPA and ARA pre-enrichment boost for use with high DHA enrichment protocols. LEARN MORE

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Shellfish Diet®

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Shellfish Diet® 1800 is a mix of four marine microalgae (Isochrysis, Pavlova, Tetraselmis, TW) that have all demonstrated success with a variety of shellfish including oysters, clams, mussels, and scallops. A mixed diet provides a better nutritional profile for all types of shellfish, increasing both growth rates and survival. LEARN MORE

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