Revolutionary New Red Algal Feed

23 Sep, 2012

Nutraplus formulas offer microalgae and various types of zooplankton as a ready-to-feed mixes for fishes and invertebrates.

NutraPlus from Nutra-Kol Nutrition Solutions

NutraPlus is a new liquid feed for marine ornamentals and the only feed in the world solely based on pure Dunaliella salina algae.  In the marine environment, D. salina appears green, however, in conditions of high salinity and light intensity, the microalgae turns red due to the production of protective carotenoids in the cells. The D. salina is harvested without any harmful solvents or chemicals and the carotenoids (the highly-prized anti-oxidant pigments responsible for the red color) are then extracted for use in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, nutritional supplements, aquaculture feeds and food coloring. The product contains no pathogens and has very low bacteria levels due to the natural antibacterial qualities of the paste.

NutraPlus contains high levels of carotenes, minerals, vitamins and fatty acids that are ideal for any filter feeders, fish, and other marine organisms.  It enhances and brightens the natural colors of any organism from sponges and corals to tropical fish kept in artificial conditions such as aquariums.  The NutraPlus line of products includes several feeds scientifically designed to address the specific requirements of different marine organisms.  The products are ideal as a sole food source for filter feeders, food additive for any fish and crustacean species, as well as replacement of traditional green microalgae in ‘green water’ systems.  High in omega 3’s, NutraPlus additives can be used to enrich live food organisms such as rotifers, Artemia and copepods. Used in commercial aquariums worldwide NutraPlus is now available for home aquariums.  For more information about the Science behind Nutrakol and a complete listing of all NutraKol products, please visit

Nutra-Kol Background

Nutra-Kol is a vibrant Australian company focusing on the nutrition and health of aquatic organisms. Nutra-Kol products include feed additives and natural health solutions for the aquaculture industry. These products are the result of a unique combination of expertise in marine biology and naturopathy. Nutra-Kol products are scientifically designed and tested in collaboration with commercial hatcheries, research and development centers, universities and fish farmers. The products are based on natural ingredients with the majority of them produced in Australia. Nutra-Kol is Western Australia based, supplying worldwide.

Dunaliella salina is a microalgae occurring naturally in a number of locations worldwide and is the main component of the NutraPlus product line. In the marine environment, D. salina appears green, however, in conditions of high salinity and light intensity, the microalgae turns red due to the production of protective carotenoids in the cells. This occurs naturally in the pristine remote coastal lagoons in Western Australia.

Nutra-Kol has several nutritional products developed specifically for marine organisms grown in artificial conditions such as aquariums, reef systems and display tanks. These products are based on the microalgae, Dunaliella salina, naturally grown and harvested in the pristine salt water lagoons of Western Australia.

Nutra-Kol Pty Ltd, WA, Australia


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