Live Culture Foods - How to

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  1. highlander

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    Hi all, I would like to start culturing some live foods for my fish...

    Have any of you ever done this and which is easiest to manage? how did u do it? brineshrimp, mysis - im not sure wat else there is....
     
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  3. HenkHugo

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    brineshrimp is by FAR the easier to do.... i'll dig out my hatcher and take some photos
     
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    i will also appreciate that Henk
     
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    henk - can u tell me how u culture them, how u feed them, how u prepare them before feeding ur fish - much appreciated...
     
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    righteo guys will do a little late.... jsut busy with some work :D
     
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    forget work and post pics:lol:
     
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    henk, come on fella that was TWO hours ago! You havent done two hours straight work this year....post pics man we all waiting:)
     
  9. HenkHugo

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    hahahahaha - ok i'm back let me just go set it up and take some photos
     
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    The problem with brine shrimp is you must use them when they are freshly hatched, so to keep a constant supply you need more than 1 hatchery. (to get full benefit they must still have their yoke sack.) Well that is what I have read.
     
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    righteo - well heres the short and long of it....

    from wiki...

    its basically 3 to 4 tablespoons of aquarium salt per L of water... (i would 1st check what it says on the side of the egg container before you mix it) Sera sells a pre-mix salt and egg mix... just add water... works great

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    I have 3 of these setups... thus it gives me a constant supply of nauplii. :thumbup:
     
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  12. ben lloyd

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    vary good idee henk is that an old water bottle and tel me how do you regelate the water temp
     
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    yea its an old water bottle. i dont.... the fish room is rather warm. if you add a light to the top of it the brine shrimp all swim to the top... kinda cool to see :D
     
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    very simple and easy to make thats wat i always say keep it simple and it will work thanks henk
     
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    Ben you can also do a smaller scale version with 2L coke bottles. small fish tanks also work great. I know overseas you can buy mysis/mysid eggs but i havent seen them here as yet.

    Then you can also cultivate wingless fruit flies and meal worms. You can also buy pin-head size crickets. i am not so sure how well these foods will work in a marine tank....
     
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    What did you use to seal the bottom? Looks a bit like wax..
     
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    epoxy :D

    can i go back to work now :p
     
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    Hehe, cool.

    One more q, do you raise them or feed them straight ater hatching?
     
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    my tank is 700g i will need 2 big brine tanks for my demand
     
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    cool... so once they in the bottle u can feed em wheat flour, eggs or yeast and so u always have brine shrimp to feed
     

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