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growing brine shrimp for live foods

Post by ksimdjembe on Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:55 pm

I've heard it said that baby brine shrimp are one of (if not) the best foods to feed young and developing fish, adults too. However, at a certain age they stop being as nutritious, and have a good deal of roughage (?). This gentleman raises the shrimp to colony size. Thoughts?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPJL-RrJJWM&feature=youtube_gdata_player
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Post by vince0 on Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:08 pm

This is absolutely amazing. I will now start doing this as I have everything I need to start right away. Ill advise how it goes.

Thank you for sharing this link.
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Post by JayB on Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:08 pm

Good luck with it Vince. I'll be eager to see how it works out for you.
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Post by caoder on Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:48 pm

best of luck. I am interested in hearing the results as well. It always seemed to be such a waste when you don't get all of the shrimps and tossing the walt water right after as well.
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Post by Pelle31 on Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:25 am

I use an inverted 2 litre pop bottle with the bottom cut off.  Put a hole in the cap and silicone air tubing in.  Fill about half way add salt add BS.  After 24 hours tons of baby Brine to feed fry.  Cut your air,place a light close to the bottom shells float to the top and live shrimp go to the bottom where the light is.  I believe 36 to 48 hours and they lose quite abit of nutritional value.  It's awesome to watch Discus fry eat them and get "fat belly's".
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Post by vince0 on Wed Dec 25, 2013 2:00 pm

I do the same as pelle, however, I can see the benefits for older fry. They lose nutritional value if you don't feed them. I believe they would still have nutritional value as the gent was adding food. these would just be used for adults to condition them to breed...
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Post by alexmtl on Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:24 am

I am contemplating another brine shrimp egg order. Does anyone have experience with the different brands, ie San Francisco Bay vs OSI vs no name. I am considering ordering lower grade hatch rate eggs, and if anyone notices the difference between the different purported hatch rates, I would love to know your experience.

I do not use a lot of eggs; certainly not like the boys with big eggs. For me a one pound can would last years and I am concerned about the freshness beyond 12 months. I have heard that you can store in the freezer, but this does not make sense since the freshness is more about atmospheric exchange (sealed vs exposed once opened). I would much rather have smaller packages that I open rather than a large can that could be stale.
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