09-24-2010, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by LisaC144
You are very, very close my friend! By Sunday evening they will be free-swimming. As in my video, only a few will start swimming and as the hours go by, they will all become free-swimming. The brine shrimp hatchery takes 48 hours, so you'd have to start it today. There is this powder by Hakari called "First Bites" that you can try if you can't get a hold of a hatchery in time, but baby brine shrimp will be the best for them. To transfer the fry from your 100g to your fry tank, you can use airline tubing that's a bit thicker (the hole bigger) and syphon them out through the airline tubing into the fry tank. This will cause less stress than netting them, exposing them to air, and placing them in the fry tank, IMO.
Great tip on the airline tubing! I have more than a few days on setting up the hatchery. The free swimming fry feed off of the parents slime coat for the first week or so. If we even get that far...