|SubAtomicScope ||08-28-2009 09:26 AM |
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?
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:cry:. 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
|catfishtabbi ||08-29-2009 11:51 AM |
I've heard of people using a turkey baster to get them out fo the bottom.
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.
I heard a syringe and tubing works well
|SubAtomicScope ||08-30-2009 02:10 PM |
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.
|MonsiuerPercy1 ||08-30-2009 02:53 PM |
Hmm I am thinking about hatching some Brine Shrimp for the same purpose. Was it tough to do?
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
|SubAtomicScope ||08-31-2009 01:56 AM |
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
|MonsiuerPercy1 ||09-05-2009 08:45 AM |
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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