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Old 03-26-2010, 07:11 AM   #1
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Question Brine shrimp taking over the tank?

If I put brine shrimp into a tank, but there's nothing in there that will eat them, will they just reproduce like crazy and take over the tank?

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not if there is no food source.

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I agree. There numbers can be tied to their food amounts.
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Plus the second you do place a fish in the tank the population will take a significant hit. Although it would be great if you could achieve a balance where you would always have a decent amount of brine shrimp in your tank alive. That way the fish can get food if your out of town or something of the like.
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I buy some about once a year as a treat for my tank. Who doesn't like potato chips every once in a while

Without a food source (which is not very good for a fish tank) or a predator they will just die in the tank.
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