Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology

, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 183–188 | Cite as

The brine shrimp (Artemia parthenogenetica) as encapsulation organism for prophylactic chemotherapy of fish and prawn

  • Cao Ji-xiang
  • Bian Bo-zhong
  • Li Ming-ren


Brine shrimp (Artemia parthenogenetica) which had ingested three water-insoluble antibacterial drugs i.e. sulfadiazine(SD), oxytetracycline (OTC) and erythromycin estolate (ERY-Es) were fed toTilapia and Mysis IIIof Penaeus orientalis K. The drug contents in the predators were then determined. After administration of drugs toTilapia and Mysis III, through the bio-encapsulation of the brine shrimp, efficacious therapeutical concentration of OTC and ERY-Es (but not SD) in the predators could be reached and maintained for more than 8 hours.

Key words

Artemia Tilapia Mysis III ofPenaeus orientalis bio-encapsulation chemotherapy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cao Ji-xiang
    • 1
  • Bian Bo-zhong
    • 1
  • Li Ming-ren
    • 1
  1. 1.Fisheries CollegeOcean University of QingdaoQingdao

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