aquaculture

Nannochloropsis

Taxonomy: Nannochloropsis is a small unicellular, free-floating green algae classified as: Ochrophyta (Phylum); Eustigmatophyceae (Order); Monodopsidaceae (Family); Nannochoropsis (Genus).

Morphology: It has a diameter of about 2- 4 µm and a spherical shape.

Applications:

  • Perfect for live prey (Rotifers and Artemia), filter feeders (Mollusc and Crustacean larvae) and Green Water technique. Provides a high FCR, being commonly used in standard protocols.
  • Source of EPA and ARA. Both crucial for survival and larvae development, improving stress and disease resistance.
  • Rich in critical vitamins: C, E, B12 and B1. Improvement of fish development and growth performance. Great source of antioxidants. Decrease of fish abnormalities.
  • Important source of amino acids such as arginine, histidine, isoleucine, leucine, valine and methionine. Both fundamental on fish growth performance.
  • High concentration of following pigments: astaxanthin, zeaxanthin, canthaxanthin and  chlorophyll-a.

Biochemical composition (% dw): Min crude protein = 35; Min crude fat = 15 and Max ash = 16.

Nannochloropsis is available in 3 formulations:

PhytoBloom
Green Formula

1 L / 5 L

Dry weight: min 18%
Average cell composition:
5 – 6 x 1010 cell/mL

 

PhytoBloom Ice Nannochloropsis

1Kg

Dry weight: min 32 %
Average cell composition:
1,0 – 1,2 x 1011 cell/g FW

PhytoBloom Prof Nannochloropsis

1 Kg / 4 Kg

Dry weight: min 95 %
Average cell composition:
1,2 – 1,6 x 1011 cell/g DW