Brine Shrimp

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  1. Warr7207

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    Has anyone bred there own brine shrimp for live feeding ? I have a book that details the process but it is American and not sure if shrimp eggs are locally available
     
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    yes the eggs are locally availale.im no pro in hatching them,lets see what the others gotta say
     
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    I have detailed "recipe"

    You can even setup a seperate brine tank and feed them brewers yeast and sunlight.

    Depends how big you want them.

    It seems they are particular good for the fish digestive system compared to pellets and frozen food.

    Where do you get the eggs ?
     
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    most LFS stock them
     
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    thanks:thumbup:
     
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    Just use sea water to hatch them, you need artemia (spelling) to grow them. Best fed newly hatched when they still have they yoke. I think some people say they are not very nourishing.

    They are very easy to hatch.
     
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    Very easy to hatch out, generally 24-48 hours depending on temp. Best time to feed them to your system is within 12hrs of hatching when they still have their yolk sacks attached.
     
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    Just a correction thallion, artemia is brineshrimp.
     
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    Is it rotifers then, what is in green water?
     
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    =phytoplankton
     
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    Great fun hatching!! Did not have much succsess with phytoplankton tho! :(
     
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    I've tried 2 different makes of eggs, one even de-shelled ( how the hell they do that anyway) with very little luck, but I beleive feeding they finely crushed spirulina tables / fowder is good.
     
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    Please tell more.. In short for Dumbo`s like me.
     
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    We had a whole lecture and demonstration about decapsulating brine shrimp eggs at IMACSA, you lost out Tom :tt2:
     
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    Are the live brine shrimp more nutritius than the frozen? i was told that the frozen brine were a waste of time.
     
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