The National Aquaculture and Fisheries Authority (AUNAP) is conducting research on freshwater artemia as part of its work to validate new technology and innovations to reduce production costs in aquaculture.
In this sense, from AUNAP it was pointed out that freshwater artemia can be used as live food as native fish feed such as \"bocachico\" (Prochilodus magdalenae) and \"dorada\" (Brycon moorei sinuensis), in their larval phases.
This invertebrate crustacean, which inhabits the pools formed by the rain, in the Guajira desert, was found in its sediments and was transported to the Repelón fish farm (Atlantic), where a reproductive process was started according to technical protocols.
After several analyzes and studies, two different types of freshwater artemias were found. They are working to determine their behavior in captivity and how they would be helpful to feed larvae.
Throughout this year, AUNAP will carry out research work with freshwater artemia to evaluate the use of enrichers and will also test using it in native species larvae feed. In addition, it will analyze the technical and economic feasibility of its commercialization.
Source: FIS // Original Article