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Live food organisms – Artemia Part II - Artemia cyst and biomass production

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  • Live Feed Culture


The brine shrimp, Artemia a crustacean which is naturally found in hypersaline waters throughout most of the world, has become the most important source of live-feed for the last twenty years. All its life stages such as cysts after decapsulation, freshly hatched nauplii, juveniles, preadults and adults, are used as live-feed according to the feed-size requirement of the predator. Artemia decapsulated cysts and freshly hatched nauplii form as ideal food for the larvae of cultured fish and crustaceans in their hatchery phase while juveniles, pre adults and adults form as suitable diet for prawn/fish juveniles in their nursery phase I

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