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Newly hatched Brine Shrimp
Old 08-28-2009, 10:26 AM   #1
 
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Newly hatched Brine Shrimp

I recently bought some Brine Shrimp eggs to feed to my uppy and Platy fry, and have had no problems hatching them out. I used the smallest possible net I could get, actually it is a really fine netted tea strainer, to try and catch some of the newly hatched shrimp (sea-monkey..LOL) things but it did not seem to catch many. I dont think I will be able to buy a shrimp sieve anywhere near where I live, so what everyday item could I use that might work a little better?
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Old 08-28-2009, 01:15 PM   #2
 
what you need is a small strainer 4-5 inches and reguler coffee filters. nets I have never had work its a pain to see all the orange at the bottom of the bbs cont. and suck them out to find nothing in the net. I always check mine after 12-15hrs in the hatching cont. that way they are smaller and have a much more nutrion value for the fry. they package says 24 hrs to check them but I would do it sooner.and recheck again in another 6 hrs or so and feed them again with the same hatch. pm with any questions you have I can show you how mine is setup and it may help. Evan
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Old 08-29-2009, 12:51 PM   #3
 
I've heard of people using a turkey baster to get them out fo the bottom.
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Old 08-29-2009, 07:55 PM   #4
 
yes that is what I use myself. I shut the air off and shine a bright light at the bottom and wait 5mins and hold the baster about 1/2 inch off bottom and suck em up.
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Old 08-29-2009, 08:11 PM   #5
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I heard a syringe and tubing works well
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Old 08-30-2009, 03:10 PM   #6
 
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I am trying the coffee filter paper in a funnel...seems to be working really well...little fry seemed to almost explode they ate so much...LOL
Thank to everyone for their input.
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Old 08-30-2009, 03:53 PM   #7
 
Hmm I am thinking about hatching some Brine Shrimp for the same purpose. Was it tough to do?
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Old 08-30-2009, 07:37 PM   #8
 
it is very simple you just ahve to keep ypour equipment spotless and clean them daily with very hot water and a little bleach becasue bacteria is a big problem if you dont and always use new water every batch. some people ruse it but its better to be save than sorry its cheap insurance
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Old 08-31-2009, 02:56 AM   #9
 
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It works better when your Cats dont knock the container over because the bubbles are iritataing it, as I found out last night...damn cats...LOL
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Old 09-05-2009, 09:45 AM   #10
 
Ah that is a helpful hint. Cats get in to everything. Somehow my cat can get up on top of my 55 gallon tank which is on top of a large wooden stand. The only place she could jump from is either a window ledge 6 feet away or a bookcase. It is truly incredible.
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