Baby Brine Shrimp Question 

Jenay

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Yes, I am aware that this one will get me nominated for the dumb question of the week, (late entry, depending on your time zone) but I need to know what to do with extra baby brine shrimp.

I made a tiny amount. Maybe 1/16th of a tsp of eggs in the brine water, waited 2 days, and got enough bbs to feed my Pea puffer for a week. I gave as many as I thought generously reasonable to my betta, and I still have a ton left.

Since the puffer is moving into his new tank tomorrow, I'm not concerned with over feeding tonight, but I do want him to have bbs every other day. Is there a way to store them, that doesn't involve freezing them? He only eats live stuff.

I shall retire for the evening now, and await the awards show results. Please hold your applause...
 

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I have no experience with Brine Shrimp but IIRC one of the other forum members mentioned you can keep them by feeding them finely ground fish flakes and give them extremely high salinity water to live in. They will grow a bit if you're keeping them alive like this but even adults should be small enough to be eaten by your puffer.
 

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I am told you can keep them in your fridge for a couple days alive .
You just need to consider what to feed the shrimp .They are only nutritional when first hatched and still have their yolk sac..
As they grow [first day or so ] they absorb the yolk sac and their nutritional value is much less..
 

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I would just dump them and cut down on the amount of eggs you hatch next time. i’m not sure they will survive in a cold refrigerator..
 

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They can survive 3 months, provided you feed them with spiriluna powder just dip your fingure in powder and then mix what you get on your fingure tip in water, and keep air tube in their water and ensure salinity of water is not changed
 
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