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Oh wow! So is it true they just lay eggs which rest down the bottom of the tank? How do you do water changes without siphoning them out? That is really cool I was wondering if I could crush up algae pellets really finely and feed that to them if not I have spiraling and yeast at hand. Since fairy shrimp are freshwater I can keep someKeystone said:I raise fairy shrimp on a fairly regular basis - usually use a 2 or 2.5 gallon tank with sand & leaf litter as substrate. I keep the water level fairly low at first. I usually introduce rotifers and other microscopics prior to hatching. They also usually fare well when fed spirulina
Wow that is great info thanks, yeah i have the Thailand species of fairy shrimp which grow rather big and the seller states it yields more than the original amount you place in. Can I place it in indirect sunlight? Thanks for the help I plan to place a piece of cycled sponge attached to an air stone as a cheap DIY filter thing.Keystone said:I treat my vernal tanks just like vernal pools - unheated & unfiltered. As long as the culture is up & running healthy I just top off the water as it evaporates. When they run their course and the season ends I let the tanks dry out again - some species may give you 2 or 3 generations, but most will only be 1 and the eggs will need to be dried out before they will hatch.
I guess a smaller sponge filter may be workable