Urgent help needed Brine shrimp needed urgently

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  1. Trev

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    Guys does anyone near me have some hatched brine shrimp I urgently need some to try and get my new angel feeding. BTW I am in Blouberg

    Thanks
    Trev
     
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    LuckyFish MASA Contributor

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    Trevor, I can make a litre full of
    brines if you want. Will be ready on Thursday morning.
    A quick solution would be, to get plenty of copepods from seapoint.
    If low tide, you need a bowl and a bucket.
    You don't even get wet feet.
     
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    Just had a look a the tide table. Low tide at 7.05am and 7.20pm.
    Not ideal.
    Oh, I could strain some adult brines out of my rotifer culture.
    Will send you a PM with my cell number.
     
  5. Trev

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    Thanks Marcel I just got your pm I will call you in the morning I think that a few adults which are full of rots will be perfect, but just a few to see if he is going to eat it, Other than that what else do you recon I should try I have tried just about everything :(
     
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    I reckon you are talking about the angel in your avatar.
    Try flakes, frozen brines and mysis, bloodworms, nori, lettuce
    or rocket salat.
    I got two cubes of a frozen mix from germany, bloodworms, mysis, fisheggs and my homemade food. You can try what you dont have from my freezer.
     
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    I just put some brine's on the hatch earlier this evening but i live in gordons bay so will be a bit of a trip :whistling:
     
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    Brines dont eat rots! They are filter feeders.
     
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    cant u feed brine's yeast? what is the best thing to feed them?
     
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    Johan van Aardt I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    Hey trev you can come get pods from me if u intrested since there is no fish in the tank there are like a million just on my overflow
     
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    You can grow them out with yeast, dead or live phyto, but the easiest is live phyto, or you have to do plenty of waterchanges.
    For what do you want to use them?
    Just as a snack for your fish? If, then its not worth it, because the nutrition value is very bad.
    What you can do is, you put the freshly hatched brines into the fridge. They will slow their metabolism down and loose only 5% nutrition value per day.
    They will not molt in the fridge and you can keep them
    their for a couple of days. The first larvae stage called naupli or instar will last only around 8 hours. After their first molt, 30% of their nutrition value will be gone.
     
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    Hey trev I've got a sealed box of brine with salt mix which will hatch between 9 & 12 hrs, hatch rate aprox 80% - 95% If you are interested.;)
     
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    Thanks man , I have tried that but not interesting enough
     
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    Thanks Marcel yes its that one here is what I have tried and in this order frozen brine, bloodworm, nori, fine hair on rock, leafy algea on rock, mussel, shrimp pieces, spirulina flakes,spinage,pods, urchin, live sponge and I can see how he is roaming, looking for something to graze but just isnt interested in what I am offering.
     
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    Aww man that doesn't sound too great Trev I really hope you come right
     
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    These fish are knowen to not eat for 2 weeks then suddenly skoff themselfs but that doesnt mean that I am going to wait for 10 days before trying, when I got him he was kinda fat and still is so he must have been eating before being shipped. I believe Lanzo has one which was in the same shippment and I would like to know what he is feeding becuase Yuri says its eating. My other one startedeating from the first day but as I said this genus is very tricky to get to eat.
     
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    Thanks for the offer Boet ;) Im sure between Marcel and Michael I will get some.

    Trev
     
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    I'd like to know how they got the other angel to eat? I really hope he strarts to eat when you add the bbs. He should go for the wiggly bbs if he is hungry & don't believe that he would be so stubborn & starve himself, I'm sure he'll give in sooner or later
     
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    I hope so but these guys are more of a grazer than a hunter but I have heard of good results when using live brine shrimpos
     
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    I've put the packet where I said I would K buddy;)
     
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