Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-25-2016, 11:26 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Feasterville, PA
Posts: 221
Brine Shrimp Egg Brands

I've recently stated hatching brine shrimp for my angelfish fry. I've seen a lot about how some brands get better hatch rates than others. Do any of you have particular brands or suppliers that you favor for your brine shrimp eggs?

Sent from my SCH-I545 using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________

__________________
ESeck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2016, 10:13 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Tropical Aquarist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 529
Hi there!

All eggs should have a hatch % on the package, I think 80% is the normal rate. San Fransisco bay is a great brand...
__________________

__________________
Tropical Aquarist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2016, 11:20 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Andy Sager's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Lake Wales, Florida
Posts: 6,112
Quote:
Originally Posted by ESeck View Post
I've recently stated hatching brine shrimp for my angelfish fry. I've seen a lot about how some brands get better hatch rates than others. Do any of you have particular brands or suppliers that you favor for your brine shrimp eggs?

Sent from my SCH-I545 using Aquarium Advice mobile app
I have used many types and the ones I like best are O.S.I., San Francisco Bay and Brine Shrimp Direct. I used O.S.I. back in the 1980s in my old hatchery and had just opened a new 16 oz can when the hatchery went under so I kept that can in a freezer for over 30 years and when I started up this new hatchery a couple years back, I used up that same can and had a hatch rate of at least 80% so there is no doubt that they have/had quality eggs. However, with prices as high as they are now, I have switched to Brine Shrimp Direct's grade "C" ( I believe) and have great success with the hatch rate as well. It's all going to depend on the temperature and lighting you provide for the eggs to hatch. ( I use regular glass jars to hatch my eggs so no fancy hatchery is necessary to hatch any of these.) O.S.I. needed higher temps for maximum hatch. San Francisco Bay brand need cooler temps for best results and BSD's egg tends to be more light dependent at a "normal" temp and not a good hatch rate at higher temps as the OSI.
So the best you can do is try small amounts of various eggs and keep track of your results and go with whichever company you get the best hatch rate from.

Hope this helps.
__________________
Andy Sager is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
brine shrimp, egg, rim, shrimp

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brine Shrimp Egg Recommendations? sinibotia Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 5 12-18-2015 05:29 PM
Best brine shrimp egg vendor? mattcham Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 1 06-10-2014 06:24 PM
Fish tank brands VS brands Tinafina General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 0 02-14-2012 08:12 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.