To our valued customers: 

We will continue to operate as best we can under the circumstances. We know that your operations, large and small, rely on timely delivery of food. However, our utmost concern is for the health of you and your families, our dedicated employees and their families. So please bear with us as we try to make the best of a bad situation.

To limit exposure in the workplace we will be closed on Fridays. 

Shipping transit times are currently not guaranteed by FedEx.  Please be aware that prolonged severe weather is causing transit delays across the US, not just in affected areas.

Winter weather has created hazardous conditions across the US and has caused substantial disruption at the FedEx Hub in Memphis.  FedEx is working hard system wide to clear the back log of packages while keeping employees safe.

Until further notice, we will ship all frozen orders on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Stay healthy ansd atay 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, 21 g/kg; Adonirubin, 9 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!