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Old 03-16-2014, 12:20 PM   #81
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My lfs was the exact opposite of yours. He wanted me to find bbs so bad. There is also a way you can de-shell the eggs but that more work..
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Old 03-16-2014, 12:23 PM   #82
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He said I should do it, only that it's a lot of work on top of maintaining 3 display and a fry tank..
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Old 03-16-2014, 02:39 PM   #83
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How many should I expect to die in the fry tank?
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Old 03-17-2014, 01:05 AM   #84
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Concerning the brine shrimp setup... Just order yourself some Sea Monkeys!
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Old 03-17-2014, 06:08 PM   #85
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Concerning the brine shrimp setup... Just order yourself some Sea Monkeys!
Shh.. Lol kids love those things!
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Old 03-17-2014, 06:45 PM   #86
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Is that all they are?? Funny, I had those when I was but a wee las.. I'm being lazy.. Just feeding the first bites for now..
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Old 03-17-2014, 07:09 PM   #87
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Yep, that's what they are! At least I know they're a type of brine shrimp. Maybe not the same species.
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Old 03-17-2014, 07:12 PM   #88
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My apistos made babies!!!

It's the brand name of them. They just renamed them as a marketing scheme. What kid doesn't want a monkey? How many will ever get a monkey? What's the closet thing to a monkey that most kids can ever get? Sea monkeys! Marketing at it's best
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Old 03-17-2014, 07:13 PM   #89
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It's the brand name of them. They just renamed them as a marketing scheme. What kid doesn't want a monkey? How many will ever get a monkey? What's the closet thing to a monkey that most kids can ever get? Sea monkeys! Marketing at it's best

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Sold!!! I want some sea monkeys and so do my apisto's!!! Ohh boy what fun they'll have!!!
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They said that they grow bigger than regular brine shrimp so you have to feed them earlier or give them to momma and daddy cause babies can't eat them
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They said that they grow bigger than regular brine shrimp so you have to feed them earlier or give them to momma and daddy cause babies can't eat them
hmmm, Im still in the fence than..
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:18 PM   #93
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Being a biology major (recently changed to nonprofit work) I had to read up on them. What the guy did was some genetic modification/mutations, by doing this be made the eggs last longer on the shelf, the brine shrimp larger and sturdier. From my reading what you would do is put the eggs in water, eat your dinner, but babies in the tank with fishy babies and watch babies eat babies.
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I dunno Ishal.. I may just do the firsties and frozen food after.. I'm just not seeing anymore needing maintainance objects in my life.. I just booked a whole summer of work so my free time gooo buubyeeee... Stick with bio! I bailed on my marine bio major and still regret it
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I have a job that is gonna be perfect for me. The field representative for the national rifle association....

Haha I understand no free time :p yuck yuck yuck.

I want baby fish soo bad!! I can't even get my guppies to breed!!!
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I have a job that is gonna be perfect for me. The field representative for the national rifle association.... Haha I understand no free time :p yuck yuck yuck. I want baby fish soo bad!! I can't even get my guppies to breed!!!
that sounds awesome!! I think we'd be good friends! Its funny, if you have fish that are capable of breeding maybe try switching up decorations or water temps to get them in the mood???
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You need to feed the brine shrimp within the first 18 hours that they hatch. Otherwise they will absorb they yok sacs and not have the same nutrients for your fry.
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You need to feed the brine shrimp within the first 18 hours that they hatch. Otherwise they will absorb they yok sacs and not have the same nutrients for your fry.
if I don't feed bb?? No chance for the fry??
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I think he is saying if you don't feed the bbs in the 1st 18 hours of the bbs life then they aren't as healthy for the baby fish.
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So frozen are not nutritional? I understand the yoke deal I'm just wondering if live bb are absolutely necessary?
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