Freeze-Dried CYCLOP-EEZE® are produced from the Deep-Frozen product. The process involves the removal of up to 80% moisture under high vacuum and low temperature. Although freeze-drying is an expensive procedure it assures that important, labile, bio-molecules such as Astaxanthene and Highly Un-saturated Fatty Acids are not degraded. The Freeze-Dried CYCLOP-EEZE® appear as a brilliant red-orange free flowing powder. The product contains no more than 5% residual moisture and is packaged in vacuum cans or bags. Freeze-Dried CYCLOP-EEZE® may be used directly as a larval food.
CYCLOP-EEZE® are a selectively bred, biologically engineered microorganism which are cultured in a pristine arctic lake. The CYCLOP-EEZE® are a decapod (10 legged) microscopic crustacean that are instantly characterized by their intense blood-orange coloration. In fact, the CYCLOP-EEZE® contain the highest known concentration of the fundamental and critical biological pigment Astaxanthene, accounting for their striking coloration. Complimenting this incredible pigmentation are previously unknown levels of the Highly Unsaturated Fatty Acids (HUFA's) especially those of the famed "omega-3" family. These highest levels of omega-3 HUFA's are essential for larval aquaculture applications and typically exceed forty times (40 X) those obtained from hatching the highest quality Artemia eggs. The CYCLOP-EEZE® are voraciously consumed by all animals because they are very rich in the attractant Betaine as well as other palatability factors. Experimental test results at leading academic institutions indicate that the CYCLOP-EEZE® are highly stimulatory to the immune systems of most aquatic animals thus leading to greatly improved survival.
I haven't used this long, but my fish go absolutely crazy for it. Due to the high protien and fat content, you wouldn't want to feed it too often, but once or twice a week is good for a suppliment. It's also a great source of Astaxanthene. It also would be a great fry food due to it's small size.
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