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Arash 04-25-2007 04:10 AM

brine shrimps
 
hi
every one said to me i have to feed babies with brine shrimps

I couldn't make them ready for fishes

I could not

what shoduld I do?
My baby angels are dieing?
help

sxcsamman 04-25-2007 04:14 AM

buy the packed ones from a store

Arash 04-25-2007 04:22 AM

thank you

but here in my city there is no baby brine shrimps :( to buy and i do not know how to do it

i added salt and put a good air pump in it and one little spoon of cysts and nothing happened

Lupin 04-25-2007 04:23 AM

Why not try taking a pinch of hard-boiled egg yolk? Mix it with a jar of water and get a medicine dropper and squeeze in the water full of egg yolk and squirt it to a shoal of fry. Be careful not to overfeed.

Lupin 04-25-2007 04:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Arash
i added salt and put a good air pump in it and one little spoon of cysts and nothing happened

Arash, I think you should check your salinity level.

Here is the information I found in my book if that helps. I can only point out my theories or guesses as I had never tried hatching brine shrimps yet.
1. Eggs must be kept away from light and moisture. Check where you bought the container of brine shrimp eggs. If exposed to light and moisture, the chances of hatching rate will be undoubtedly low.

2. Temperature and salinity maintained at 25 degrees Celsius and 1.023 specific gravity respectively.

3. Aerate the water slightly to produce small bubbles which will disperse the eggs. Aerating vigorously tends to make the eggs crash against the sides of the container thus preventing the larva from hatching.

4. Hatching will occur in 24-36 hours if temperature is 25 degrees Celsius. The lower the temp, the longer and lesser the hatching rate.

Hope this helps.:)

Arash 04-25-2007 04:52 AM

thank you

but here in my city there is no baby brine shrimps :( to buy and i do not know how to do it

i added salt and put a good air pump in it and one little spoon of cysts and nothing happened

Arash 04-25-2007 05:01 AM

thank you I do not know how is the amount of salt

and I am not sure about the eggs they are not near the light but ???

Lupin 04-25-2007 05:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arash
thank you I do not know how is the amount of salt

It's a matter of trial and error until you get the exact salinity required. A hydrometer is required in this case.
Quote:

and I am not sure about the eggs they are not near the light but ???
If my theory is correct, it is a case of how long the eggs in the container will be exposed if cap of container is not immediately closed after you're done obtaining the exact amount of brine shrimp eggs you want to hatch.

Arash 04-25-2007 05:17 AM

thank you I do not know how is the amount of salt

and I am not sure about the eggs they are not near the light but ???


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