General information

Enriched brine shrimp with Omega-3 Highly Unsaturated Fatty Acids to condition most freshwater and marine tropical fish. Contains extra vitamins and amino acids. Feed 2 to 5 times a day as much as your fish will eat within five minutes.

  • Highly attractive food, stimulates a positive feeding response in finicky or weak fish.
  • With multiple vitamins including stabilized Vitamin C and other immune boosters.
  • Excellent source of proteins. A perfect formula for carnivorous fish, like Triggers, Wrasses, Hawkfish, …
  • Extensively used in aquaculture.

Ingredients

Brine shrimp (Artemia sp.), marine lipids (omega-3 HUFA), emulsifiers, vitamins (ascorbic acid (stabilized Vitamin C), Vitamin A, beta-carotene, biotin, hydroxocobalamin (source of Vitamin B-12) niacin, riboflavin, thiamine, choline chloride, calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid and amino acids (methionine (DL-methionine), L-lysine, taurine)).


Guaranteed analysis

Protein 5.3 %
Fiber 0.3 %
Fat 1.1 %
Moisture 90.7 %

Packaging details

1045002, HUFA Enriched Artemia, blister of 100gr

   


Did you know?

The dry weight of nauplii is 20% lipid and 42% protein as compared to 10% lipid and 60% protein in adult Artemia.



What are HUFA's?

Highly Unsaturated Fatty Acids (HUFA) are a subcategory of unsaturated fatty acids (FA) which contain 20 or more carbon atoms and multiple double bonds. Common HUFA encountered in fish nutrition are EPA and DHA, both omega-3 fatty acids. EPA and DHA are essential for fish health. These HUFA must either be obtained in the fish’s diet, or made through the conversion of other FA such as Linolenic Acid—although not all fish are capable of this or efficient at the process, making incorporation in the diet important. Studies suggest that fish benefit most from directly consuming the EPA and DHA as evidenced by increased rates of growth and survival. Why don’t you give your fish a HUFA boost by feeding them with our HUFA enriched artemia?

Can frozen food go straight in the tank?

Yes it can. Our products are well rinsed prior to be flash-frozen. Once the frozen animal hits the water it will defrost very quickly and will spread evenly in the tank.

Why should I feed my fish with frozen feeds?

There are several reasons why we recommend to use our frozen feeds. The flash-freezing process avoid crystals forming in the prey so the animal does not get damaged by the freezing process. What you get is the prey in its natural form. One thing is for sure, frozen food is the next best thing compared to live food. The freezing process ensures that most of the goodness in the food is preserved. Our range and packaging offers great versatility and variety.

What are HUFA's?

Highly Unsaturated Fatty Acids (HUFA) are a subcategory of unsaturated fatty acids (FA) which contain 20 or more carbon atoms and multiple double bonds. Common HUFA encountered in fish nutrition are EPA and DHA, both omega-3 fatty acids. EPA and DHA are essential for fish health. These HUFA must either be obtained in the fish’s diet, or made through the conversion of other FA such as Linolenic Acid—although not all fish are capable of this or efficient at the process, making incorporation in the diet important. Studies suggest that fish benefit most from directly consuming the EPA and DHA as evidenced by increased rates of growth and survival. Why don’t you give your fish a HUFA boost by feeding them with our HUFA enriched artemia?

My artemia culture failed to hatch. Are there any other alternatives to feeding artemia nauplii?

It has happened to the best of us and you know what the old saying is “never put all your eggs in the same basket”. First of all before setting up your artemia hatchery make sure that all the basics are respected. Is the salinity correct? Is the pH OK? Do I need to buffer my pH? Are my cyst properly stored? These are all variables that can easily be avoided. In general, it is a good idea to start two cultures with a couple of hours delay between each culture. Should one fail, you’ve got a back-up plan. We do have an off the shelf solution which is just as good as the real thing. It’s called the instant baby brine shrimp. This product has brilliant buoyancy properties that will fool any prey. The Instant Baby Brine Shrimp is an ideal extra to any invertebrate tank. Other products such as our frozen Cyclops and red plankton also work successfully.


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