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Aquarium vitamin supplements & food soaks for fish & invertebrates. Includes aquarium vitamin supplements from Boyd Enterprises (Vita-Chem), Brightwell Aquatics (Vitamarin, Koralle, AngeLixir), Kent Marine, Red Sea & Sera.

Why Amino Acids? (bottom of page)
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American Marine Selcon 60 ml American Marine Selcon, 60 ml

Product Code: RAM00060
American Marine Selcon is a highly unsaturated fatty acid that includes stabilized vitamin C and vitamin B12. Perfect for fortifying freeze-dried foods or live brine shrimp before feeding.

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Boyd Enterprises Vita-Chem Freshwater 4 oz Boyd Enterprises Vita-Chem Freshwater, 4 oz

Product Code: RBE16708
Boyd Enterprises Vita-Chem Freshwater is a pre-stabilized multi-vitamin supplement for freshwater fish. Now with Omega -3. 4 oz.

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Boyd Enterprises Vita-Chem Marine 16 oz Boyd Enterprises Vita-Chem Marine, 16 oz

Product Code: RBE16709
Boyd Enterprises Vita-Chem Marine is a pre-stabilized multi-vitamin supplement for saltwater fish. New & improved formula. Now 10x more concentrated. 16 oz.

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Boyd Enterprises Vita-Chem Marine 4 oz Boyd Enterprises Vita-Chem Marine, 4 oz

Product Code: RBE16707
Boyd Enterprises Vita-Chem Marine is a pre-stabilized multi-vitamin supplement for saltwater fish. Now with Omega-3. 4 oz.

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Brightwell Aquatics AngeLixir Food Soak, 1 liter Brightwell Aquatics AngeLixir Food Soak, 1 liter

Product Code: RBA01401
Brightwell Aquatics AngeLixir Food Soak is a complex of free-form amino acids in the same ratios found in tissues of sponges. 1 liter.

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Brightwell Aquatics AngeLixir Food Soak, 125 ml Brightwell Aquatics AngeLixir Food Soak, 125 ml

Product Code: RBA01399
Brightwell Aquatics AngeLixir Food Soak is a complex of free-form amino acids in the same ratios found in tissues of sponges. 125 ml.

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Brightwell Aquatics AngeLixir Food Soak, 250 ml Brightwell Aquatics AngeLixir Food Soak, 250 ml

Product Code: RBA01400
Brightwell Aquatics AngeLixir Food Soak is a complex of free-form amino acids in the same ratios found in tissues of sponges. 250 ml.

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Brightwell Aquatics Koralle-VM Vitamin Supplement, 125 ml Brightwell Aquatics Koralle-VM Vitamin Supplement, 125 ml

Product Code: RBA01027
Brightwell Aquatics Koralle-VM Vitamin Supplement is a unique vitamin and minor and trace element complex for establishing and replacing substances important to marine invertebrates, including corals, clams, and their allies; these substances are particularly important to biological reactions. 125 ml.

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Brightwell Aquatics Koralle-VM Vitamin Supplement, 250 ml Brightwell Aquatics Koralle-VM Vitamin Supplement, 250 ml

Product Code: RBA01028
Brightwell Aquatics Koralle-VM Vitamin Supplement is a unique vitamin and minor and trace element complex for establishing and replacing substances important to marine invertebrates, including corals, clams, and their allies; these substances are particularly important to biological reactions. 250 ml.

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Brightwell Aquatics Koralle-VM Vitamin Supplement, 500 ml Brightwell Aquatics Koralle-VM Vitamin Supplement, 500 ml

Product Code: RBA01029
Brightwell Aquatics Koralle-VM Vitamin Supplement is a unique vitamin and minor and trace element complex for establishing and replacing substances important to marine invertebrates, including corals, clams, and their allies; these substances are particularly important to biological reactions. 500 ml.

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Brightwell Aquatics Vitamarin-C Vitamin C Supplement, 250 ml Brightwell Aquatics Vitamarin-C Vitamin C Supplement, 250 ml

Product Code: RBA01067
Brightwell Aquatics Vitamarin-C Vitamin C Supplement is a highly-concentrated vitamin-C solution. Vitamin-C is associated with improved tissue growth and with aiding the immune system. 250 ml.

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Brightwell Aquatics Vitamarin-C Vitamin C Supplement, 500 ml Brightwell Aquatics Vitamarin-C Vitamin C Supplement, 500 ml

Product Code: RBA01068
Brightwell Aquatics Vitamarin-C Vitamin C Supplement is a highly-concentrated vitamin-C solution. Vitamin-C is associated with improved tissue growth and with aiding the immune system. 500 ml.

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Why Amino Acids?


Why are amino acids important for reef aquariums? Amino acids are an excellent way to increase the growth, color and polyp extension of your corals. Here is a quick primer.

What Are Amino Acids? – Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. Proteins are the components of a cell that do the work. They grow, maintain and regulate the functions of a cell. Corals need amino acids to build proteins so they can grow, maintain, and regulate their bodies. This results in corals that have plumper and meatier bodies, with longer and more extended polyps, and often a deeper richer color.

How to Provide Amino Acids? – In nature amino acids come from the foods that corals eat. However, food is an inefficient way of providing amino acids because there are so many other components to food besides amino acids. Because of this many aquarists choose to add a concentrated amino acid supplement. Giving your corals a regular dose of amino acids is similar to taking a vitamin supplement regularly. You should get vitamins in your diet, but taking the supplement ensures your body is overflowing with the vitamins you need.

Adding an amino acid supplement is easy. Simply pour the prescribed amount of liquid into your aquarium when your light is turned on. Some aquarists turn their protein skimmer off for about an hour after dosing amino acids because the skimmer can remove some of the amino acids before the corals can absorb them.

Which Amino Acids are Best? – There are many manufacturers that make amino acid supplements, and all of them have a unique formula. Here are a few of our favorites.

Prodibio Reef Booster – Reef Booster is part of Prodibio’s complete reef care system. Reef Booster contains amino acids as well as vitamins and fatty acids. It does not need to be added as often as other amino acid supplements. Aquarists who want to try the complete Prodibio system for an amazing aquarium with reduced algae, excellent coral growth and magnificent coral color should consider the Prodibio Bio Kit Reef.

Two Little Fishies AcroPower – AcroPower is a newer amino acid supplement that took the market by storm a couple years ago because it is cheap, easy to use, and effective. Aquarists referred to it as “cheating” because it made it so much easier to get those big polyped fleshy corals everyone wanted. AcroPower comes in several sizes and is most effective when added on a daily basis.

Red Sea Reef Energy A and B – Red Sea has made quality reef aquarium products for years. Their amino acids come in a two-part formula that can be purchased as a package or individually. What sets Red Sea Reef Energy apart is that the approach is scientific but easy to understand. Red Sea gives you different dosing instructions based on your individual tank type and produces extensive information on exactly why and how their product works. Another noticeable difference between Reef Energy and other amino acids is that their amino acids are colored and have a distinct protein rich smell. Many feel this is because their amino acids are more concentrated than competing products.