Geez...that seems like a lot more work than I've read about. I just bought 2 oz of freeze dried brine shrimp and fed it to my fry tonight. They are big enough to eat all but some of the bigger whole shrimp once rehydrated. In another week they should be able to handle even those. I'd still prefer to have a container going with a nice population of adult and juvenile brine shrimp with little to no effort, like DARKONE, but I haven't been that lucky. Meanwhile, I have about 60 or so zebra danios I need to rehome SOON!!!These guys probably know the answers to your questions.
I suspect you have something like a green thumb for brine shrimp, could you clone it for the rest of us..?I just checked my tub and there's about 6-8 full grown adults still swimming around in there. I haven't touched it in at least 2 months.
Interestingly, I checked the tub a couple of weeks ago and there was only a single huge brine shrimp left. My EBAs are 7 months old so it was barely a snack for one of them.I suspect you have something like a green thumb for brine shrimp, could you clone it for the rest of us..?
What are EBAs?Interestingly, I checked the tub a couple of weeks ago and there was only a single huge brine shrimp left. My EBAs are 7 months old so it was barely a snack for one of them.
Are you sure the air stone won't prevent the small naupliI from growing?Oh. Well could be my issue I suppose. I've got another batch started. I picked up some algae waters and crushed a bit into the water. It has an air stone and sits next to a window for light. I'm not going to even look at it for a week and see what happens.
Electric Blue Acaras.What are EBAs?
I tried that and crushed algae wafers. I also read a pinch of spirulina powder works too.I have seen that a drop or two of milk can be a good food for brine shrimp too.
Fine air bubbles can kill napulii. I haven't had issues from newly hatched napuliI for 2 days but probably not good for longer than that. Just an air tube in the water would be better for long term growth.Are you sure the air stone won't prevent the small naupliI from growing?
In descriptions of how to hatch naupliI I have read not to use them, because too fine bubbles bring damage.
David of the video uses no air stone either.
Thx.Electric Blue Acaras.
I have a cousin of your Betta, a Paradise fish. Unlike his cousin he does eat nauplii. He eats literally everything, and so eagerly that I pay extra attention not to overfeed lest he explode.I have hatched some in a shallow container with no airstone and using just Kosher salt. It's about an inch deep. I got a ton of babies from a pinch of eggs but my Betta has a lot of trouble finding them since they're so small. I did see him pick off a few but he really wasn't all that interested. I'm leaving the tray alone to see if I get any big ones but the numbers seem to be dwindling steadily. I have gotten a few adults years ago using the same method but never more than 4 or 5. No place around here sells any live ones or even Daphnia.
That was in my 75 gallon and there was probably about 150 babies. Another 50 or so in a 40 gallon breeder with the parents.Thx.
Wow, what I beautiful fish! I loose count over and again: must be some 60 young.
Am I (benevolently) jealous!
Cichlids are my favorite fish. Unfortunately there is only room for small - but interesting - species. Am waiting for a couple of multies to arrive.
If it is not too much asked, could you upload a picture of the parents?