An important aspect of keeping your corals healthy is ensuring they receive proper nutrition.
Providing coral food can dramatically improve the overall health of corals in your reef tank.
Before choosing to feed your corals, it’s important to select a suitable product that is specifically made for filter feeding corals.
One of the best products on the market today for feeding your corals is Polyplab Reef Roids.
Reef Roids are specifically engineered to enhance the coloration and growth of your corals.
In this article, you will learn about what corals can eat Reef Roids and how you should feed them in your tank.
What are Reef Roids?
Polyplab has created the world-famous Reef Roids as a coral food specifically to enhance coral growth and coloration.
Reef Roids was initially created to feed Goniopora corals, but now can be used for all filter feeding coral types.
It is a mixture of naturally occurring marine planktons, including a species of zooplankton that is only used in Polyplab Reef Roids.
It is formulated to minimize water degradation and has a particle size of 150–200 microns.
Types of corals that eat Reef Roids
Reef Roids is a perfect choice of food for all goniopora, zoanthids, mushrooms, and any other filter-feeding corals.
- Acan corals
- Duncan corals
- Candy Cane corals
- Plate corals
- Favia corals
These are a few examples of corals that will eat Reef Roids. Many other LPS, SPS, and soft corals will also eat them.
All filter feeding corals will stay or become vibrant and healthy with weekly feedings.
What are filter-feeding corals?
Filter feeders are corals that receive all of their energy from picking individual plankton from the water column.
How to feed Reef Roids – How much should you use?
According to Polyplab website:
For every 100g of tank volume, mix one teaspoon of Reef-Roids with some water from your tank. For optimum results, use a syringe to target feed this mixture while tank circulation is off. Otherwise, disperse mixture directly into tank.
You should follow the feeding instructions according to the manufacturer for the best results.
How often should you feed Reef Roids?
While there is no specific rule to follow for when to feed your corals, a general rule of thumb is to feed Reef Roids to your corals 2 or 3 times per week.
It is not necessary to feed them every day.
Reef Roids ingredients
Reef Roids are not made with processed fish or anything that could negatively impact your water quality. Naturally occurring marine plankton are used.
- Crude Protein (min) – 60%
- Crude Lipid (min) – 20%
- Crude Fiber (max) – 8%
- Ash (max) – 6%
- Moisture (max) – 6%
- Astaxanthin 150-200 ppm
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There are 3 different sizes of Reef Roids to choose from.
- 30 gram – 3 months use for 50-gallon reef tank (2 feedings per week)
- 60 gram – 3 months use for 100-gallon reef tank (2 feedings per week)
- 120 gram – 3 months use for 200-gallon reef tank (2 feedings per week)
- The weight in grams on the front label is the actual content of the jar by weight. The reference to ounces is the jar size.
Can you feed Reef Roids to an anemone?
Yes, you can feed Reef Roids to an anemone.
You can also feed them other foods like frozen shrimp. If you have clownfish in the tank, it’s likely that they will feed the anemone for you.