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Low-Temperature-Dried Daphnia

Low-Temperature-Dried Daphnia

Wild-harvested in the Pacific Northwest.

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A Critical Link in the Aquatic Food Chain

Brine Shrimp Direct has secured a reliable source of a nutritious, natural food — Daphnia pulicaria, wild-harvested in the Pacific Northwest. It comes available both frozen and as low-temperature-dried daphnia (LTDD).

Daphnia, a small crustacean also known as a water flea, is organic and naturally enriched with a blue-green algae (Aphanizomenon flos-aquae), making it an excellent source of HUFA content (highly unsaturated fatty acids), including arachidonic acid, alpha-linolenic acid, and linoleic acid.

Our Daphnia pulicaria from the Pacific Northwest is completely organic and contains no antibiotics or additives. It is higher in HUFA content than Artemia. And a diet rich In Aphanizomenon flos-aquae, a blue-green algae, is known to produce brighter colors in your fish.

This product is best suited for larval fish.

Used in Commercial Aquaculture

Daphnia is a natural-prey item for fish and shrimp. It is used in commercial aquaculture because of its superior fatty acid profile, oftentimes as a partial replacement for enriched artemia. It has been tested and found to be free of WSV, TSV, and YHV.

The state-of-the-art low-temperature drying method used to produce LTDD has been shown to be superior to other forms of drying, including freeze-drying, for retaining nutrients and attractability. And our LTDD contains no binders or artificial ingredients. The particle size ranges from 250 microns to 750 microns (slightly larger than newly hatched Artemia).

Dried Product Analysis

  • Moisture: 9.70%
  • Fat: 2.40%
  • Fiber: 9.60%
  • Ash: 18.90%
  • Phosphorus: 1.44%
  • Crude Protein: 50.80%
  • Xanthophyll (AOAC): 180 mg per pound
  • Myristic: 5.60%
  • Myristoleic: 4.90%
  • Palmitic: 19.60%
  • Palmitoleic: 9.60%
  • Heptadecenoic: 4.70%
  • Stearic: 3.40%
  • Oleic: 10.20%
  • Linoleic: 6.90%
  • Linolenic: 23.40%
  • Arachidonic: 1.30%
  • Hexadecadienoic: 1.90%

Start putting size and color in your fish today with our complete line of low-temp-dried Daphnia and other specialty aquarium products.


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