Artemia

Artemia Cysts and Adult Biomass Artemia Cysts and Artemia Biomass serves as Instant Live feed for Aqua farms and ornament fish industry.

Artemia is a small shrimp like crustacean measuring 12mm (1cm) in length. It lives in saline lakes, lagoons and man-made solar salterns. Therefore it is popularly known as brine shrimp. It takes only 15 days for the newborn larva to grow to adult size.

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Why Artemia?

Adult Artemia and the newborn larva have high protein content (60%). They also have essential Highly Unsaturated Fatty Acids (HUFA) and amino acids.

In addition, the adults have adequate amounts of Vitamins and Carotenoids, essential for most fish and shrimp species Decapsulated Cysts The outer shell of the Artemia cysts is covered with bacteria and there is a strong possibility of introducing infections in fish and crustacean cultures after the introduction of nauplii with empty cysts.

The chorion (outer coating of the eggs) can be removed with chemical treatment. This process is called decapsulation which does not harm the embryo or affects the hatchability of the cysts.

Decapsulated Cysts

The outer shell of the Artemia cysts is covered with bacteria and there is a strong possibility of introducing infections in fish and crustacean cultures after the introduction of nauplii with empty cysts.

The chorion (outer coating of the eggs) can be removed with chemical treatment. This process is called decapsulation which does not harm the embryo or affects the hatchability of the cysts.

Advantages of Decapsulation

• Disinfection of Cysts

• Easy separation of new born larvae

• Can be directly fed to fishes without hatching

• High energy content (50% more) than new born larvae

• Decapsulated cysts can be treated in the same way as ordinary eggs/cysts.

It has been scientifically proved that feeding ornamental fishes with Artemia larvae and adults

  • Induces faster growth
  • Resistant to diseases
  • Increases the survival rate
  • Improves the pigmentation
  • boosts the vigor
  • Increases the fecundity of the fish.