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BrineShrimp project

Discussion in 'Shrimp and Invertz' started by randy0319, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. randy0319

    randy0319 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hey Folks,

    While attending a fish club monthly meeting I won a raffle of an air pump, a two liter bottle cut as a funnel with the bottom for support, an air pump and stone and a baggy full of brine shrimp eggs. The eggs were not viable and I ended up going to a LFS to buy Brine Shrimp cysts/eggs. WOW! they are cool! I can't share photos yet since I have not been able to find the connector to transfer the pics from my camera to the lap-top. They are in their first 'staring'(?) and I am an uncle to some two thousand babies. Some are in a bucket with lamp.heater, and air stone. Others are in my hosp. tank with the same. I will do my best to get pics when I can.----R
     
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    brine.jpg

    These two pictures are from stock photos of what I want to achieve.
     
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    Randy

    Looks like you are going to have plenty of fish food very soon.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Might be a dumb question but what's that round structure at there back( looks like a pouch for carrying eggs)
     
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    it very well could be. Or it could be digestive tract. Not sure here. Let me look it up....
     
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    Here is information on the anatomy. It looks like a brood pouch for eggs.
     

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    Randy

    Thank you very much for posting that informative information.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Hi Randy,

    Wonderful Critters Great project (y) I think i will have to get some for the grandson. As he loves bugs and stuff:D
     
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    A bucket full of shrimplings! Air stone, heater, and light are part of the set up. When fed to my Neon Tetras, they seem to be the 'Snickers Bar' of treats that they go nuts for. They are also facinating to watch!
     
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    I like to feed brine shrimp regularly. Usually shortly after they hatch as they will eventually die after their yolk sack is gone. They are most nutritious before it is used up.

    Do you keep them long and get them to adulthood? If so please share how you are doing that? A sustained colony of adults would be great food for many fish. I've never attempted to keep them alive that long. What is the setup? what do you feed them?
     
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    I will gladly share! I have a light, heater (83'F), and air pump/stone in the bucket. I make a solution of spirallina, yeast and a teaspoon or two of sugar to 1/2 cup warm water, then refrigerate. I stir and then add 1 ml to the bucket every day. the food is small enough to help keep them happy and grow to adulthood. I have 14 liters of salt water in the bucket. 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of salt (for water softener) per liter H2O (also use dechorinater) with 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda to soften. A pinch of Epsom salts also helps. I leave any detritus at the bottom to help with algae growth . I change out 1 quarter of the water using syphon with an air stone or air pump with fine sponge on it to keep toxins down once a week(ish). There you have it!
     
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    Thank you for posting that helpful information.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Hi Randy, Thank you for that info (y)
     
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    I remember having these as a pet as a kid as Sea Monkeys! They used to breed like crazy and keep multiplying, i ended up dropping them in my old goldfish tank in the end because they wouldn't stop multiplying :LOL:
     
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    they are the 'Snicker's Bar' of fish foods. The flake food is mainly made up of puréed brine shrimp. We had a guy from Utah wildlife resources management (Gov) come by to our fish club to talk about these little guys. Companys harvest 14 million tons of eggs yearly ..but no more then 14 million tons. In 2008-2009, 19, 646, 933 pounds of eggs were harvested to be hatched, bred and turned into fish food. Big money and big industry.
     
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    great stuff Randy! thanks for sharing the details. I was just muttering to myself the other day I need to get back to feeding live more regularly. I'll finally have my fish room back from a recently retired colleagues fish and plants, so I'll be able to do as I wish with the space. I'll add this little setup to my project list.
     
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    I have been having camera/$ issues. I would have included pics otherwise. Please post pics of your new setup!
     
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