Ideal For Most Reef Fish
Most reef fish have small stomachs and naturally graze on the reef. The Reefsicle slowly releases small amounts of food over several hours, ideal for most reef fish. Specific use cases include the keeping of advanced reef fish such as tangs, wrasses, butterflyfish and anthias. However, most small reef fish prefer to graze on small amounts of food, so the Reefsicle feeding system can benefit most reef aquariums.
Seahorses also have small stomachs and a rudimentary gastrointestinal system. They are required to feed almost constantly, which is a main challenge in keeping seahorses successfully. A favorite food of seahorses is mysis shrimp, which are perfect foods to be used in the Reefsicle feeding system. The Reefsicle makes caring for seahorses much easier. Set it up in the morning and you’re good to go! Also consider setting up a second unit after the fist one has melted to provide 12-16 hours of feeding time for your seahorses.
Marine Fish Breeding – Broodstock
Getting brood stock into top health is essential to produce quality eggs. Producing quality eggs for most marine fish requires feeding high quality ingredients several times per day. This creates a lot of workload for the home breeder. The Reefsicle will feed your fish for you, freeing up your day to do other tasks.
Marine Fish Breeding – Raising Fry
As soon as you can get your fish fry to eat frozen food, the Reefsicle can make caring for the fry much easier. Fry require several feedings daily to maintain a constant food supply. The Reefsicle can dispense frozen newly hatched brine shrimp, frozen copepods and other frozen foods suitable for fry.
Want to keep nocturnal fish or have corals that feed at night? The Reefsicle can be setup in the evening and will dispense food or supplements throughout the night hours. Some corals prefer to feed at night as well as some fish. Keeping these animals becomes much easier if you can slowly dose food or supplements while you are sleeping.
Large Reef Tanks
Have a large reef tank with territorial ravenous fish? Setup 2 or more Reefsicles above your tank in different locations and create different feeding stations. Your large fish can only be in one place at a time and this will allow your smaller and less aggressive livestock to have their fair share of feeding.
Feeding Directly Into Sump
Don’t have room over your tank? The Reefsicle can be mounted directly onto the sump and will drop the food into the sump area. Once in the sump, the return pump will randomly pump the food into the aquarium, slowly feeding your tank.
NPS – Nonphotosynthetic Corals
NPS corals are filter feeder and need a constant supply of plankton to survive. The Reefsicle can drip-feed your tank frozen phytoplankton and zooplankton. No other system can drip freshly thawed, high quality supplements in this manner.