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Dr. Mac's Pod Pub - Live Food for Your Reef!

Keep your coral reef aquarium healthy and thriving with live reef foods from Pacific East Aquaculture. At our online store, we offer a wide selection of live food for a reef tank, including copepods, rotifers, and brine shrimp. These tiny organisms are rich in nutrients like protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for the growth and health of your corals, fish, and inverts.
With our high-quality reef foods, you can ensure that your coral reef thrives for years to come. Purchase live reef foods from Pacific East Aquaculture today!

Ordering Just Pods? If you are in our zone one shipping area you will have the option for ground delivery, select ground and it will arrive in one day.
Otherwise choose Store Pickup and we will contact you with shipping costs, typically $19.99-$34.99.

Find Premium Live Reef Foods at Pacific East Aquaculture

As a passionate aquarist, you know the key to a thriving reef tank is a healthy diet for your coral, inverts and saltwater fish. Unfortunately, many beginners underestimate the importance of feeding their reef with live reef foods, relying instead on processed flakes, pellets and freeze-dried meals from the local pet store.

But did you know these dead foods can harm your aquarium's delicate ecosystem by increasing nutrient and waste levels and promoting pesky algae blooms? Don't let your tank suffer the consequences of a poor diet – trust Pacific East Aquaculture's live reef aquarium foods to keep your aquarium in top condition.

With their natural vitamins, fatty acids and amino acids, live reef foods provide a balanced, nutrient-rich meal that promotes optimal coral health, growth and coloration. Plus, your fish will thank you for the added activity and vitality that comes with regular feedings of live food. Say goodbye to the need for costly color-boosting supplements and hello to a thriving saltwater tank with Pacific East Aquaculture's premium live reef foods.

Reef Foods Are the Key to Thriving Coral Growth and Health

As an avid aquarist, you recognize the importance of providing your coral frags with the necessary nutrients for optimal growth and vitality. While photosynthesis and bacterioplankton can give a majority of a coral's energy needs, live reef foods are equally essential to provide them with the building blocks required to thrive. Our selection of live reef aquarium food is carefully chosen to provide corals with a natural, balanced diet that mimics what they would find in the ocean.

We Carry All Types of Live Reef Aquarium Foods

The Pacific East Aquaculture team understands each coral species' unique dietary needs. We offer a wide range of live reef foods to ensure your coral receives the appropriate nutrition.

Live Pods (Copepods)

When it comes to live food for a reef tank, copepods are often the first thing that comes to mind. In natural coral colonies and saltwater oceans, copepods play a crucial role in the overall success of the aquatic food chain, providing a direct and significant source of nutrition for both small and large creatures.

Copepod live reef aquarium food is carefully cultivated and harvested to ensure optimal health and nutritional value. With a balanced diet and natural vitamin and fatty acid content, copepods provide the perfect supplement to your aquarium's feeding regimen.


If you're looking for nutrient-packed live food for a reef tank, look no further than rotifers. With their high nutrient count, these multi-celled planktonic organisms help promote coral health, increase the vibrancy of their colors and support the overall health and well-being of your aquarium's fish and other organisms.

Live Phytoplankton

Live phytoplankton are at the base of the marine food chain and are an essential component of any healthy marine ecosystem. These tiny organisms are a staple additive and a fantastic option for live reef aquarium food. Live phytoplankton is packed with phytonutrients and biologically active ingredients that are highly beneficial for the health and well-being of your aquarium's inhabitants, including corals, fish, clams and other organisms.

Brine Shrimp

Brine Shrimp Nauplii are a versatile and essential live food for a reef tank inhabitant of any size. Brine shrimp nauplii are incredibly small when they're first born, making them excellent live reef foods for juvenile fish and fry. As they grow, they can satisfy larger specimens. Keeping brine shrimp in your aquarium is a perfect treat for corals, fish and inverts.

Frequently Asked Questions: Live Reef Foods

If you have any questions or need more information about live reef foods, check out the answers to our most frequently asked questions below.

How Do I Feed Live Reef Foods to Corals?

Feeding your corals live reef foods can be a fascinating and rewarding experience, and there are several methods to choose from. The most commonly used methods include target feeding utilizing a bulb syringe, a coral feeder or broadcast feeding. To ensure maximum consumption, feeding your corals after a feeding response has been observed is advisable. This response usually happens naturally at night but can be manually triggered by adding a small amount of coral reef food into the water column or dosing amino acids.

How Often Should I Feed My Corals?

Feeding your corals live reef aquarium food is a process that requires a strategic approach. As a beginner, it's best to start feeding your corals a few times a week, carefully monitoring your tank's ability to handle the additional nutrients. As your experience grows, you can gradually increase the frequency of feeding to once a day.

How Much Coral Reef Food Should I Give to My Corals?

Less is often more when it comes to live food for a reef tank. It's advisable to start with a minimal amount of reef food, such as a tiny spoonful or a 1/2 tsp measurement. As you introduce live reef foods into your tank, it's a good idea to observe your fish and clean-up crew invertebrates, as they will typically move about and help clean up any leftover coral reef food.

Shop High-Quality Live Reef Foods at Pacific East Aquaculture Today

The team at Pacific East Aquaculture has cared for and sold thousands of healthy, colorful coral frags, colonies and other aquatic creatures each year since our beginning. We believe our success is due to our commitment to providing the highest quality live reef foods to all our corals.

We're excited to offer you the same exceptional feeding regimen with our exclusive brand of live coral reef food. Our carefully crafted selection includes everything from copepods to live phytoplankton, all expertly mixed to deliver optimal nutrition for your reef tank. Browse our entire selection of live reef aquarium food and experience the ultimate in coral nutrition today.