A universal balanced diet for early stages of fish and shrimp
- Artemia franciscana is a species of brine shrimp.
- Every year India is importing Artemia cyst for a worth of around Rs.200 crore from abroad.
- Due to lack of proper hands on technology commercial leval Artemia cyst production not yet started in the country
- RGCA’s Artemia project locaed at Tharuvaikulam village in Tuticorin District has standardized the farming technology for the production of artemia cyst and biomass in solar salt ponds.
- RGCA is producing Artemia biomass and dried Artemia Cyst for use in marine fin fish and shefish hatcheries / ornamental fish breeding units.
- RGCA’s Artemia biomass (enriched with microalgae, rich in highly unsaturated fatty acids) helps to improve the performance of brooders in shrimp hatcheries.
- RGCA’s ‘Pearl Brand’ Artemia Cyst produced and processed in biosecure conditions and packed hygienically in nitrogen flushed containers has good hatching percentage.
- The hatched nauplii are small in size and have bright orange in colour which enhances the feeding of fin fish / shell fish larve.
Nutritional facts of microalgae enriched Artemia biomass
Qty. (in g%) (wet wt basis)
- Production and supply of ‘Pearl Brand’ Artemia Cysts
- Production and supply of decapsulated Artemia cysts
- Production and supply of froxen Artemia biomass enriched with highly nutritious microalgae
- Consultancy services for establishment of artemia biomass/cyst production units in salt pans
- Training programmes in Artemia Cyst and biomass production from salt pans
Source : RGCA