aquaculture

Isochrysis

Taxonomy: Isochrysis is a golden marine phytoflagellate classified as: Prymnesiophyta (Phylum); Prymnesiophyceae (Class); Isochrysidales (Order); Isochrysidaceae (Family); Isochrysis (Genus).

Morphology: Cells are spherical with a ranging size from 3 to 6 µm.

Applications:

  • Isochrysis is a premium source of DHA, extremely important for marine fish larvae, juvenile stages of molluscs and crustaceans diets. Commonly used for zooplankton enrichment (Rotifers and Artemia) in standard hatchery protocols.
  • Rich in essential vitamins: A, B1, B2, B6, C, E, nicotinic acid, pantotenic acid and folic acid. All these vitamins play important role on the larvae development, growth and fish vision.
  • Great source of amino acids such as leucine, lysine and alanine, important for growth rate improvement of fish larvae and crustaceans.
  • Must abundant pigments: fucoxanthin, lutein, β-carotene, zeaxanthin, cantaxanthin, chlorophyll-a and chlorophyll-c2.

Biochemical composition (dw%): Min crude protein = 40; Min crude fat = 20 and Max crude ash = 17.

Isochrysis is available in the following formulations: 

PhytoBloom Prof Isochrysis

1 Kg / 4 Kg

Dry weight: min 95 %
Average cell composition:
1,0 x 1010 cell/g DW