One size does not fit all…not all fish cultured have the same nutritional requirements. So, why supply broodstock or larvae with nutritional additives that were developed for other species?
Nutrakol nutritional products include NutraBrood broodstock feed additives and Arti-Kol live feed enrichments. Unlike any other off-the-shelf commercial products, Nutrakol products are ‘tailor-made’ to fish species and can include any specific nutrients.
The Nutritional additives may include natural ingredients (such as herbal extracts) to support immune system, gonadal development, digestive system etc.
Perfect for commercial hatcheries working with new species and/or R&D institutes looking at effects of specific nutrient or different levels of nutrients.
NutraBrood and Arti-Kol can be supplied at any quantity and to any formulation requirement.
Nutra-Brood is a tailor-made feed additive designed to enhance the nutrition of marine fish (as well as other marine organisms such as crayfish and others) broodstock. Nutra-Brood supplied as an oil emulsion that can be injected into the broodstock’s fresh food using a syringe.
The basic feed additive contains essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, carotenoids and other essential nutrients.
Arti-Kol 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 essentail fatty acids, anti-bacterial agents, vitamins etc. However, in some cases, especially with new species or susceptible larvae, different levels and/or other ingredients are needed in the enrichments. For example, immune-stimulants and ‘mega’ doses of vitamins E and C are used to increase stress resistance and reduce deformities. In public aquaria and ornamental fish hatcheries, stress resistance and coloration enhancement is needed. These can be achieved with high levels of carotenoids.
Today, there is large variety of commercially available enrichments with different levels and ratios of essentail 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 Arti-Kol.
Currently, there are no commercially – available ‘tailor-made’ enrichments aimed at research institutes as well as commercial hatcheries and public aquaria. Arti-Kol is the answer to this problem and it 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 (liposome), so they are available to the live food and not dissolve in the water.
Nutra-Brood and Arti-Kol already have been developed for variety of marine finfish including; groupers Epinephalus sp., mahi-mahi (dolphin fish), yellowtail kingfish Seriola sp., trumpeter Latrididae sp., Asian sea bass Lates calcarifer; Crustaceans including; rock lobsters Panulirus ornatus, P. Cygnus and P. edwardsii, morton bay bugs Thenus sp. and Ibacus sp. as well as several marine reef fish such as clown fish and others.