Arti-Kol is a ‘tailor–made’ Artemia enrichment that can be designed to suit any nutritional and/or experimental requirements. Today, there is large variety of commercially available enrichments with different levels and ratios of essentail fatty acids, anti-bacterial agents, vitamins etc. However, in some cases, especially with new species or susceptible larvae, different levels and/or other ingredients are needed in the enrichments. For example, immune-stimulants and ‘mega’ doses of vitamins E and C are used to increase stress resistance and reduce deformities. In public aquaria and ornamental fish hatcheries, stress resistance and coloration enhancement is needed. These can be achieved with high levels of carotenoids.
Today, there is large variety of commercially available enrichments with different levels and ratios of essentail fatty acids, anti-bacterial agents, vitamins etc. However, with new species or susceptible larvae and other cases, different levels of ingredients are needed in these enrichments. For example, immune-stimulants and “mega” doses of vitamins E and C are used to increase stress resistance and reduce deformities. When in public aquaria and ornamental fish hatcheries, stress resistance and colouration enhancement is needed. These can be achieved with high levels of carotenoids such as in Arti-Kol.
Currently, there are no commercially – available ‘tailor-made’ enrichments aimed at research institutes as well as commercial hatcheries and public aquaria. Arti-Kol is the answer to this problem and it aimed at optimising live food enrichments to meet the nutritional requirements of marine fish species. The ‘tailor – made’ enrichment can be designed to suit any nutritional and/or experimental requirements. For example, different levels and ratios of essential fatty acids, vitamins, therapeutics immune-stimulants, carotenoids and pro-biotics can be incorporated. Specific nutrients and/or ingredients are incorporated into the oil/water matrix of the globules (liposome), so they are available to the live food and not dissolve in the water.
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Live food (rotifers and Artemia) is considered to be a vector for bacterial infections in marine larvae, resulting in reduced growth and survival. During the hatching and enriching process, bacterial numbers increase by 5-8 fold. These bacterial populations remain well established and are very hard to remove from within the nauplii by rinsing with freshwater.
Some commercial synthetic disinfectant products are being used in some countries, however, most of them are banned for use in EU, USA and other countries.
NutraLive is a scientifically designed blend of herbal ingredients that effectively reduce bacteria, viral and fungal pathogens in live feed (Artemia and rotifers). NutraLive lessens and controls bacterial numbers during hatching and, when used in conjunction with ArtiKol live food enrichment or any other commercial enrichment, suppresses any bacterial blooms which would normally occur during the hatching and enrichment procedures.
- Increases vitality of freshly-hatched Artemia and rotifers
- Higher larva survival rate
- Effective feed utilisation through improved conversion
- Increases resistance to specific and non specific infections
- Prevents production losses during adverse environmental and management condition
- Natural and safe with no side effects for shrimp and fish
- No risk of emergent antibiotic resistance
- No residue and environmentally friendly
Use to: Reduce and suppress microbial pathogens in live feed organism culture.
More information available in our NutraGreen brochure