I'm new here, but yeah, I know they are brine shrimp. So as a child, (probably around 8 if I recall correctly) my parents let me get one of those blue sea monkey kits, and I was fascinated by the little creatures. Of course I never knew, or bothered to check out what sea monkeys really were. Needless to say, when I found out they were shrimp, I was surprised. They have been my only endeavor in "aquariums" (if you wanna call 'em that) since or ever, though I have researched A LOT on bettas and aquariums and cycling and all that great stuff. (Learned my lesson long ago about jumping into pet parentship without knowledge--bunny babies x2) So I am kind of wanting to make a go of "Sea Monkeys" again(as pets NOT fish food). But I doubt they would last as long as they probably could in my house in the winter. See I live in Minnesota and despite heating the place, the warmest it stays is mid to lower 50's (on a nice day). We are fine with that, but I have a suspicion shrimp won't be. Therefore I need to know several things: 1. Can I put them in a 1 gallon tank without a filter, but heat it. 2. How low of temps can they really survive at anyhow? (Out of all my research, I can only find hatching temps.) 3. Would I do water changes? Since they feed on they algae? I get mixed info on that as well. 4. Could I possibly be over run with them if they find the conditions favorable for breeding? Or do they breed to their surroundings(do they notice over population and breed accordingly) ? 5. Since planting the tank isn't really an option, what could I do to make it look nice? I've also heard of the freshwater version of brine shrimp. How hard is it to keep Fairy shrimp? All of the above questions except 5 would apply to this as well if you have any knowledge on the subject. And if all that fails and/or won't work out, what about any other non or slow breeding shrimp that are easy to keep? And what's the minimum numbers/smallest tank. Thank you for putting up with my long post and huge list of questions!