Shipping transit times are currently not guaranteed by FedEx. Please be patient. 

Until further notice, we will ship all frozen orders on Tuesdays.

Stay healthy and stay safe!

Paracoccus Powder ( Astaxanthin Powder)

Paracoccus (astaxanthin powder) is derived from the bacteria, Paracoccus carotinifaciens, grown in a controlled environment. P. carotinifaciens is a natural source of astaxanthin and other carotenoids and is used in both aquaculture and ornamental fish husbandry to improve or maintain the coloration in fish and shrimp when incorporated into the diet. Nearly all of Brine Shrimp Direct's flakes, both conventional and COOL, contain significant amounts of paracoccus, spirulina, and/or carophyll to improve pigmentation in ornamental fish.

Paracoccus contains approximately 2.1% astaxanthin.

The primary Carotenoids found in paracoccus are: Astaxanthin, 22 g/kg; Adonirubin, 8 g/kg, and; Canthaxanthin, 2 g/kg.

Proximate analysis: Moisture 4.5% w/w; Crude Protein 45.3% w/w; Crude Fat 7.9 %w/w; Crude Fibre <0.1 % w/w; Crude Ash 7.2 % w/w; Nitrogen-free extract 35.2 % w/w.

Store in a cool dry place. Keep bags tightly closed or vacuum-sealed if possible to slow oxidation.


Important Message

Happy Fourth of July from the folks at Brine Shrimp Direct

For the week of the Fourth, we will be closed on Wednesday and Friday. If you are ordering perishable or frozen products during this week, we will be required to ship on Monday for Next Day delivery or on Thursday for Next Day delivery only. Next Day shipping rates will apply. It is advisable that you call us (801-782-4700) to confirm that we have received your order and will be able to ship before the applicable FedEx cut-off time. Orders not placed with overnight shipping will ship on Monday, July 9th.

Thank you for your understanding and have a safe and relaxing 4th of July!