Plankton substitute for soft corals, bivalves and other micro filter feeders Although easily overlooked with the often immobile plankton filter feeders, sponges, soft and leather corals cover a part of their nutritional requirements with phytoplankton. Natural phytoplankton is an important energy and nutrient source for leather and soft corals, bivalves and other micro filter feeders. In nature, large volumes of water flow through the reef, bringing phytoplankton to the coral. In a reef aquarium this energy supply has to be replaced as naturally as possible in order to provide sufficient nutrients for mobility and metabolism. PHYTON is a balanced phytoplankton substitute for all micro filter feeders in the marine aquarium. A blend of high-grade algae supplies the animals with trace elements and high energy carbohydrates that can only be found in the marine environment. Spirulina is rich in carotenoids and together with brewers yeast it satisfies the demand for natural B-vitamins, especially vitamin B 12.