Amino acid complex for coral coloration and growth
- Beneficial to all corals, as well as solitary and colonial polyps
- Encourages formation of new tissue and repairs damaged tissue during fragmentation and propagation
- Encourages growth by budding and fission
- Made in the USA
Brightwell Aquatics CoralAmino is a complex that closely approximates ratios of amino acids present in many species of stony corals; the formulation is based upon extensive research conducted on tropical coral reefs by oceanographic researchers. While the ratios of amino acids present in coral tissue vary between species, general ratios are approximately maintained, enabling an effective average to be created that will benefit not only stony corals, but also soft corals, solitary, and colonial polyps.
Corals maintained under optimal chemical and environmental conditions are able to reproduce (both sexually and asexually) more rapidly when the required nutrients are available. The presence of the free-form amino acids in Brightwell Aquatics CoralAmino is particularly important to corals that have undergone, or will undergo, fragmenting or other means of propagation in which some amount of tissue is damaged. For maximum growth and coloration in corals, use Brightwell Aquatics CoralAmino.
Instructions: Shake product well before using. Turn protein skimmer and other forms of mechanical filtration off prior to adding CoralAmino to aquaria, and allow 10 - 15 minutes after use before resuming operation of filtration. Do not place the product's glass dropper directly into aquarium water or allow aquarium water to enter the product. Doing so will contaminate the product and encourage it to decompose. If you have gotten aquarium water on the dropper, then refrigerate the product until entirely used up. Also, clean dropper glass tube with hot water and soap. Alternately you may soak the dropper tube in hydrogen peroxide to disinfect it.
Target Feeding (recommended): Pour 1 ml (~20 drops) into a small container and suck a portion into feeding device, then slowly discharge contents 2 - 4” upstream of target organism(s). Repeat these steps as deemed necessary, and based on heavy coral load. You may increase dosage up to the Maximum dose, see below.
Broadcast Feeding: Add 1 ml (~20 drops) per 50 gallons of water in an area of rapid water movement daily. Use more if desired and you have a heavy coral load, but do not exceed the Maximum dose, see below.
Notes: A combination of target and broadcast feeding may be employed, For corals that have been damaged by parasites, disease or have fresh frag cuts on them, you may also use Restor to boost the tissue growth rate. If so, use Restor at different times of the day than CoralAmino. For maximum coral coloration, use KoralColor to provide exotic elements and trace minerals for corals.
Maximum Dose: The maximum recommended dosage of CoralAmino or total liquid foods is 5 ml per 50 gallons of tank capacity per day for the first few weeks of use. Thereafter the dosage can be gradually increased depending on animal load and perceived nutritional need. This quantity is suggested based on using Brightwell liquid foods. Other foods, particularly dried foods may be more polluting and caution should be exercised so that you don't overload the tank with nutrients. Pay attention to keep skimmer adjusted and other aspects of proper filtration.
Boosting the nutritional profile of any food: It is always a good idea to add vitamins, minerals and amino acids to any foods your are feeding. You can also add garlic or other healthy nutritional ingredients. Brightwell makes the following foods that are great additives, as well as are able to be added directly to the aquarium. CoralAmino, Restor, AminOmega,, Vitamarin-M, Vitamarin-C, Garlic Power, MaxAmino, & Angelixer.
Food Rotation: Foods for corals should be rotated to provide variety and a more complete nutritional profile. Brightwell recommends that you don't just mix all your foods together and feed the same thing every day. Feeding a broad range of nutrients will more closely simulate what animals encounter in their natural habitat. Do some research on your animals to see what their nutritional needs are. Brightwell makes a number of different planktonic and particulate foods that can be rotated to provide a more balanced diet. These can be fed in addition to the CoralAminō and Restōr which can be fed every day along with those foods. Some of them are: PhytoChrom, PhytoGold, PhytoGreen, Zooplanktos, Reef Blizzard A, L, O, and S, UltraPlanktos, Macrovore , Microvore, and Reef Snow.
Storage: Keep in a cool dry location between 34 and 80 degrees F. Short excursions of temperature during shipping is well tolerated by the product. Freezing will not damage the product, but do not subject to repeated freezing and thawing. Refrigeration is not required, but it will significantly prolong the shelf life of the product.
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Not for human consumption.