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Old 03-26-2006, 03:10 PM   #1
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brine shrimp

i have a brine shrimp hatchery that only hatches them. any idea on how to keep them alive till they get full grown in 2 weeks?

i have a 2gal aquarium with a air stone.

any other ideas?

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Old 03-27-2006, 04:57 PM   #2
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yoohoo!!!! anyone out there?
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Old 03-27-2006, 05:14 PM   #3
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Growing brine shrimp to adult in any meaningful numbers is a major PITA.
You can grow them low density with no problem, but more than that is labour intensive.
It takes me about 3 1/2 weeks to get them to the reproducing stage.
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Excellent link. Does look very labor intensive and messy. Wife will never go for it.

Why do you want/need live adult brine anyway? What are you feeding?
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I buy bags of them at the LFS for $2.00 Definitely not worth the hassle.
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some folks like to gut load them and feed them rather than feeding frozen brine, which are actually rather low in nutrients compared to mysis or other foods. Also, "picky eaters" can often be less picky to actual live feed than frozen.
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I grow them because I can't buy them here in Ontario Canada and I use them to feed my seahorses and other fish.
They normally feed on Tahitian Blend for excellent all the time nutrient levels, but I also gut load them with 95% spirulina or with Selco, to vary the type of nutrition I feed to the fish.
The fish also get their exercise chasing down the live food.
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The fish also get their exercise chasing down the live food.
I have so much flow that the fish can not tell if it is alive or not.
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i just thought it might be a little more cost effective this way. but i guess not.

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how do you keep the adults alive once you get them?

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