New Life Spectrum® includes significant Spirulina in all our formulas. Spirulina’s reputation as a “superfood” is well known and well earned. This spiral single-celled warm water blue-green plankton is rich in vitamins A1, B1, B2, B6 and B12, and vitamins C and E. Plus, Spriulina contains natural color enhancing pigments like beta carotene and a range of aquarium vital minerals that enhance the full range of fish colors — including blue coloration.
Spirulina is also high in protein and amino acids (up to 62% amino acid content). And spirulina is very easy for your aquarium dwellers to digest. The result: more of this ingredient is converted to biologically useful nutrient and less into waste.
Spectrum uses a nutrient-balanced mix of Spirulina along with a “basket” of seaweeds and algae varieties to ensure a well-rounded nutrient profile. Spirulina is an excellent quality nutrient, and New Life Spectrum® uses a higher percentage of Spirulina in it’s standard formula than many so-called “herbivore” diets.