Live brine shrimp in the sump

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  1. rakabos

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    Has anyone ever tried this? Would they survive down there and be a nice treat for the fish up top when some get sucked up ?
     
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    i have tired it i have never seen the brine ever again so i think they died
     
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    I wonder why, lets see what others say
     
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    Are we talking of them hatched already or putting eggs in the sump .... Remember I got rapped on the knuckles for putting eggs in the sump? I think if you look through my posts and seanK's and Luckyfish we went on about the eggs contaminating the water .... can't remember nicely now
     
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    I was referring to live brine shrimp, already hatched ones. Just as a side note, what is the issue with the eggs?
     
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    they are terribly messy creatures, not sure if you'd want them in your sump.
     
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    when i bought live brine i was told to keep them in the fridge to slow there matbarialism down so they would last longer
     
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    Apparently you can keep them alive for ages but for nutrition they are best when hatched. They dont have much value when they get older.

    But I guess its like take aways for fish. Nice to eat but not very nutritious.
     
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    it is better to enrich them before feeding to fish. Put some in a glass with a drop of aminomega for half an hour. Strain them and put them in dt
     
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    Ya i know, thx.

    I was more thinking along the lines of finding a substitute for a diminished pod population.
     
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    besides all of this

    dont you think they will get chopped up by the uplift pump before even reaching the top:blush:???

    then you gotta add some wasaabi,coz the fishies will be chowing some sushi:lol:
     
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    Lol

    Perhaps, but doesnt matter. Even sushi wil be munched by the carnivores up top who have wacked the pod population. 3 Wrasses and a sandsifter = pod wipe out :p
     
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    very common these days :lol:
     
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    @rakabos I don't see why it can't work, you can only give it a try, but obviously you won't be able to soak them then so they won't have much nutrition, but I guess its ok for a snack during the day. My opinion is if your fish don't eat brine don't get them started, that stuff is like drugs.
     
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    drugs?

    lol, my guys get some every day
     
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    They need some serious rehab.:lol:
     
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    people play down the nutrition in brine shrimp but they are full living creatures so thwy cannot be missing any serious nutrition
     
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    on some research i found that the reason the brine is more nutrient rich closer to when they are hatched
    is because the nutrients they carry are in the yolk sak after hatching the longer they are alive the more
    they use up the nutrients in the yolk, until there is no more available viz the tern "no nutrient value".
     
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    So thats a no for sumping them ?
     
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