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Deku 12-04-2008 11:18 AM

Instant life? =/
Ummm well i know alot about like sea monkeys which are really brine shrimp =/ and triops but i want something like the brine shrimp but like abit bigger =/ enough for me to see. and i want to put it in a five gallon tank that i have spare =/ my brother gave it to me so i wanna put some of those instant life thing to test it =/ any suggestions?

like the tank its plastic so yeah ill get a heater if i need to :/ and i already have a bubbler so any suggestions of small but not soo small that you cant see instant life or anything of the sort will be appreciated. =3
please and thank you

FishFreak95 12-19-2008 09:37 AM

Well triops hatch in a day and get up to 2 inches long at most. Or fairy shrimp,but i dont no much about em

Oldman47 12-23-2008 04:31 PM

If you actually want to keep them and raise some, you could try daphnia. They are also used as fish food but are big enough to be easy to see and only need an air stone for equipment. You can feed them on soybean meal, brewer's yeast and spirulina powder mixed together. You need to remove a part of them almost every day or the population will get so big the culture will fail. I change water on mine every week using some old tank water as the new water for them. The water that I drain from the daphnia tank goes through a brine shrimp net and what gets into the net becomes a treat for my fish.

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