ArtiKol is a tailor-made Artemia enrichment that can be designed to suit any nutritional and/or experimental requirements.
Today, there is large variety of commercially available enrichments with different levels and ratios of essential fatty acids, anti-bacterial agents, vitamins etc. However, with new species or susceptible larvae and other cases, different levels of ingredients are needed in these enrichments. For example, immune-stimulants and mega doses of vitamins E and C are used to increase stress resistance and reduce deformities. When in public aquaria and ornamental fish hatcheries, stress resistance and colouration enhancement is needed. These can be achieved with high levels of carotenoids such as in ArtiKol.
Currently, there are no commercially available tailor-made enrichments aimed at research institutes as well as commercial hatcheries and public aquaria. ArtiKol is the answer to this problem and is aimed at optimising live food enrichments to meet the nutritional requirements of marine fish species. The tailor-made enrichment can be designed to suit any nutritional and/or experimental requirements. For example, different levels and ratios of essential fatty acids, vitamins, therapeutics immune-stimulants, carotenoids and pro-biotics can be incorporated. Specific nutrients and/or ingredients are incorporated into the oil/water matrix of the globules (liposomes), so they are available to the live food and not dissolve in the water.