TP 1800 (Thalassiosira pseudonana)
Thalassiosira pseudonana is a small diatom (4.5-8 µm x 6-10 µm) that is used in the shrimp and bivalve larviculture industry. This alga has been found to be excellent for larval shrimp. Unlike many diatoms, the omega-3 fatty acid profile of Thalassiosira pseudonana provides, in addition to ample EPA (20.5% of fatty acids), significant DHA (6.3% of fatty acids).
- TP 1800 is good for culture and enrichment of copepods and brine shrimp.
- Due to its balanced omega-3 fatty acid profile, TP 1800 is a very good feed for larvae, post-set and broodstock of oysters, clams, mussels, and scallops.
- TP 1800 can be fed from zoea well into the PL phase. This is a real advantage because the high lipid and carbohydrate levels continue to boost survival and growth rates.