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how to know when brine hatched
Old 05-17-2011, 09:44 PM   #1
 
how to know when brine hatched

So I have a brine shrimp hatchery in a bucket and I have a small idea of what I am dong. Maybe you could help. I have ceram wrap on it because it stinks, it is in a 5 gallon bucket with probably 2 gallons and the hatchery is hooked up to a air pump. The temp averages 82 and my main question is how do i know when they have hatched and how do I raise them... tell me everything
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:35 AM   #2
 
You can tell that they have hatched is when you see floating egg shells and that the critters are moving..... best to view it at night with a light shined under the container. for my hatchery i do it in a small quanitity. a small cup will hold all the eggs while there are small holes on the bottom for the hatched fry to swim out. currently i have minimal egg shells in the container.
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:27 AM   #3
 
it's hooked up to a air pump... I do see eggs at the top but only a few thousand... put in a lotI will dump it out in the water I have set for them and see what happens
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:35 AM   #4
 
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Turn the air pump off, and pull out some water to place in a glass. You'll see the critters.

I hate to tell you, but if it stinks, they're probably dead. BBS only live for about two days without food. You want to 'raise' them? It's nearly impossible.

How much salt did you add to the water?
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:10 PM   #5
 
I believe about a teaspoon or so... and the do stink and are dead.... I fond out they had hatched when I turned off the air pump.... If I were to buy live adults would I be able to breed them... what do you feed the babies. Infusoria is a option but the least wanted one. I do have artemia food And I want to feed it to my rams annd killies to get good spawns
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:58 AM   #6
 
i would produce small quantities in a jar. every 2-3 days. fresh batch will always b good. i use bout a half a tea spoon in a cup container. ive been able to hatch w/o air circulation.
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:20 AM   #7
 
My main question is: how do i grow them into adults. have got the hang of this an d want to feed the killies,kribs,and rams with the adults not babies...
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:23 AM   #8
 
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Buy ghost shrimp. Don't try to raise brine shrimp- they're incredibly difficult and expensive to raise.

If you insist, then try spirulina powder. In about 4-5 months, you'll have a few adults survive (out of the hundreds of eggs you hatched)
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:27 AM   #9
 
I have the powder and gear and eggs and the ghost shrimp available to me are to big to be eaten...And The brine shrimp I am hatching only take two weeks to be mature
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:40 AM   #10
 
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Oh, you're right. Dunno where I got that info from.

Still, have you considered RCS? They're cheap and reproduce quickly.
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