Decapsulated Artemia Cyst

Decapsulated Artemia Cyst

Also call Shell free Brine shrimp eggs / Shrimp feed high protein

DECAPSULATED or “shell-freeNON-HATCHING BRINE SHRIMP EGGS are typically fed directly to a wide variety of tropical fish – providing excellent nutritional value without the necessity and down-time of hatching. The outer shell, the chorion, has been chemically removed or oxidized using a concentrated chlorine solution.

This process leaves the thin hatching membrane surrounding the unhatched brine shrimp embryo intact. Decapsulated brine shrimp eggs theoretically have a higher energy value than live brine shrimp since the energy consumed in the hatching process is conserved. Lipids and amino acids are left largely intact. Simply rehydrate the decapsulated brine shrimp eggs for a few minutes in fresh water and feed directly to your fry or juveniles (This step is not generally necessary for adult fish.).

Note: A small amount of decapsulated eggs goes a long way. Don’t overfeed. Again, these are non-hatching brine shrimp eggs. Dare we repeat, non-hatching. The oxidation process is exothermic and generates heat in excess of the lethal temperature of the embryo.

The further dehydration of the egg to maintain its shelf life renders the egg non-viable. An excellent feed for angelfish, goldfish, and guppies! Also well accepted by coryadora and plecostami.

Decapsulated Artemia cysts are artemia cysts with hard chitinous shell removed  in a very delicate chemical manner, leaving behind a highly nutritious brine shrimp embryo to feed to your tanks. The procedure of separating embryos from a hard protective shell is called decapculation. During the processing, the nutritional value is superior to newly hatched brine shrimp because no energy has been used by the brine shrimp to hatch.

No need for incubation to obtain nauplii because fish eat and successfully digest decapsulated artemia eggs. Dry artemia cysts without hard shell are extremely nutritious, valuable and well-digestible food that contains all the most necessary elements of fry’s feed and adult fish’s one. It provides a spectacular growth and development. You can use decapsulated eggs to feed fry and the small fish.

Nutrient composition:

Protein: >52.59%,
Ash: <6.1%,
Moisture: <3.63%,
Fat: >14.4%,
Fibre: <2%


Decapsulated Artemia Cysts are made from the highest quality fresh artemia cysts by shelling and vacuum freezing and drying technology.
These products are good forms for artemia cysts.
Not only can keep the nutrition ingredient of fresh artemia cysts , but it also can suspend on the surface of water. They are excellent bait for ornamental fish.


Feed the decapsulated Artemia cysts directly to the larviculture tanks. Do not incubate as with hatching cysts as these cysts will not hatch. As a feed source, decapsulated cysts have a higher energy and nutritional value than live Artemia nauplii as zero energy is consumed in the hatching process and lipids, amino acids, and enzymes are left intact.

Analysis result comparable artemia nauplii with Decapsulated artemia (GSL source):

Artemia state Protein (%) Fat (%) Carbohydrate (%) EPA (20:5n-3) dry weigth (mg/g) DHA (22:6n-3) dry weigth (mg/g)
Artemia nauplii 56.2 17 3.6 3.5 less
Decapsulated artemia 50.6 14.7 6.6 4.2 0.1


Ingredients: 100% decapsulated artemia cysts

Storage and handling:

Decapsulated artemia cysts cans are packed in 450g vacuum sealed can, 12 cans per case.
Also available in vacuum sealed 7.5kgs or 15kgs pails.
Minimum 2-year storage life. Normal temperature.

Decapculated Artemia cysts
Decapculated Artemia cysts
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