Growing Brine Shrimp Log
I bought a brine shrimp hatchery to use incase i get some fry, i decided to forget about the fry and try to feed my adult fish live brine shrimp, seeing that the baby brine shrimp are too small for them to notice, i am trying to out-grow them.
Day 1: Placed brine shrimp eggs and salt in a 1/2 gallon fish bowl, planning on moving them to a 1.89 gallon bottle soon or a 2 gallon bucket. Filled with water.
Day 2: Large hatch rate, placed a part of an algae wafer in there to feed the babies. Added more water, Added a desk light and an air-pump. Plan on feeding them hard-boiled egg yolk tommorow during my breakfast (i normally eat an egg a day).
Day 3: Added egg yolk, remaining shrimp hatched
Day 4: Added part of an egg shell to help buffer the tank
Day 5: Moved shrimp to my 10 gallon tank which is 1.25 gallons full. Large surface area for more oxygen
Day 6: Created my own little filter, added 1.75 gallons, shrimp have 3 gallons altogether.
Heres some more in-depth information
Tanks maxiumum capacity: 10 gallons
Tanks current capacity: 3 gallons
Filter is an airstone with slightly pourous rocks and cultured gravel stacked high
Food i am feeding egg yolk, going to buy some actual brine shrimp food today
Lighing: desk light
Added some egg shells to keep the ph high
Day 7: Fed egg yolk
Day 8: First amount of shrimp fed to fish, still too small for them to notice.
could you go into detail about how you made your filter?
also i found a great way to to not worry about feeding these guys is to crush up some algae wafers as well as you can before the hatch and put them in hot water, in a tupperware container. Make the water only deep enough to cover the tops of the wafers + a little more. (deeper can be fine, but this is how i did it.) shake this as often as you can and leave it in sunlight. add that to your shrimps home once theyve hatched and you will have a mess of algae for them to feed on. once they get big enough just scoop them on out for your fishies unles you have a bunch of fish that eat algae too... then its a win/win
pile some gravel up, place an airstone on top, pile some more gravel on top of the air stone
When i harvest them, i either use an egg and shrimp separater or i net them out and dip them in RO water. The osmotic shock kills the unwanted things while the shrimp can live for a tiny bit before eaten. My fish love them
I tried to hatch BS once, but they never hatched. I put salt into the water as I was told to, but as I say, they didn't hatch. Not one. :roll:
What sort of water do you have in yours? :wink:
Kathryn, I hatch my brineys in an ice tea jar, heavily aereated. Keep the temp at around 78 deg. Fahreneit. A sunny place should also be utilized, or at least a well lighted area. The baby shrimp are then siphoned off using the serving spigot on the jar, into a fine mesh net. The water is then placed right back into the sun tea jar.
I have never tried to raise them to maturity. I do know that you have to increase the salinity of the water.
Thank you very much. I will try that. :D
I remember i raised brine shrimp.this Sea monkey kit really works
Sea Monkeys Oceans of Light
By Educational Insights
Sea-Monkeys always swim toward bunches of photons, so think how happy they are in the Ocean of Light - a 'Zooquarium' with a specially molded flip light top. Two AAA batteries (not included) power a bright light which acts like an oceanic searchlight. Packet #1 Water Purifier, packet #2 Instant Live Eggs, Sea-Monkey Growth Food, and packet #4 Plasma III, are all included along with a feeding spoon and 32-page illustrated guide booklet.
Ages 5 and up.
this will run you about 15 us dollars
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