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Baby brine shrimp

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2 months 3 weeks ago #36932 by tony44
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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

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3 months 1 week ago - 3 months 1 week ago #36918 by dswails
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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.

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3 months 1 week ago #36917 by mikeg2929
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I dont know what to say other than frozen cyclops eeze works like a charm on angels, comps, calvus, etc. Being tied to a schedule to raise food never worked for me. To each their own, I guess.

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3 months 1 week ago #36916 by tony44
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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

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3 months 1 week ago #36915 by TANK
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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.

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3 months 1 week ago #36914 by mikeg2929
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Did you guys ever hear of cyclopseeze? I always fed a ton of frozen food - mysis, krill, etc and frozen cyclopseeze for fry. very easy.

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3 months 1 week ago #36913 by Midknight
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-- 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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3 months 1 week ago #36912 by tony44
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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

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3 months 2 weeks ago #36905 by tony44
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Well it works shrimp look the same this morning. Gonna put hatching jar on some insulation closer to furnace very surprised I am done using salt

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3 months 2 weeks ago #36904 by tony44
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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

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