Couple things about this method the baking soda or higher ph (hard water) stains or clouds glass and plastic.what ever you use to hatch. Also hatching shrimp this way smells more if you don't use shrimp 24-30 hours discard
I'll have to try the no salt method. One thing I have tried that seems to boost hatch rate is to use purigen. I made a small quarter sized pouch using an impulse sealer, 150 mesh nylon, and 1/2 tsp of purigen. I just let it float around in the hatchery. I also tried increasing the amount of eggs I add by 50% with good results.
I believe the live are more nutritious for the fry movement also makes very young fry eat.cant raise calvus or comps with out them. Also frozen fouls water faster. Another thing that I noticed was that the bbs are a Brite orange don't think they work as hard in a higher ph to hatch but don't know for sure
Nothing works better for Angelfish than Live Baby Brine Shrimp.They need the movement to trigger a feeding response when they are hatchlings.Africans Cichlids(mouth brooders) will eat just about anything and grow just fine.
-- I must say this is an interesting topic of conversation. Nice work testing this method of hatching brine shrimp using baking soda instead of salt, Tony. I have a good deal of salt at hand, but once I run low, I think I might give this a try as well.
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Well been fooling around with this for a couple of days.i use 1 gallon pickle jars to hatch and with temp up and I use 2 tablespoons of baking soda arm&hammer pure per gallon I have been having 90-95% hatch rate.with salt I was getting 75-80% what a difference with no more effort.also my water comes from city of Chicago
I did it this batch no salt the yield seems to be close to the same just using my eyes. Also did not keep at 80 degrees.i feed night and morning from batch we will see how they last through the night if they last l will put them on some insulation and see if I can raise water temp some.hatching at about 70-72 right now