View Full Version : Question..Can you hatch Brine Shrimp in a fuge?
03/17/2006, 02:14 PM
im thinking on hatching brine shrimp in my fuge, but i dont know if this is a good idea for feeding other fish in the tank, can anyone give me suggestions as to what i would need or if its not a good idea at all, will they take over the fuge?, will the keep breeding? thanks all
03/17/2006, 03:28 PM
I thought Brine Shrimp require a different salinity?! I would also worry about the hatched egg shells floating all over your tank. Not to mention keeping unhatched eggs from getting sucked into a power head but still keep them moving.
It sounds like a tough challenge; if it's even possible. Let us know if you try it..I'm curious.
03/17/2006, 03:30 PM
Yeah...to my knowledge the salinity is different, plus all the waste byproducts that result from the hatching eggs. If you get a hachery and have that in your sump it would work, but yeah, from what I've read, the egg shells are the real problem.
03/17/2006, 04:21 PM
you can get Decapsulated BS and then you are not worry about shells. You also can get the hatchery and do it that way. This mean you might want to drop your salinity and in your case since you don't have corals you should be fine. 1.015-1.022 specific gravity and they can be in a little higher than that too since I had them hatch with aquarium water. Lower is getter.
03/17/2006, 07:17 PM
i guess i would try a smaller tank then ya know and feed my fish and expecially the pipefish....and as far as corals go, i will be getting them, soon...right mo...lol...dont forget me...lol :')
03/18/2006, 06:31 AM
how would you set up a brine shrimp decapsulated tank? what type of filtration? do you do frequent water changes, if so how w/o siphoning out the shrimpies? does it need a powerhead? i understand it needs to be certain temp around 79 and a salinity of 1.015? is ph supposed to be 8.2?
03/18/2006, 07:46 AM
and how they are decaped is interesting but not worth it.
decap again (http://www.angelfish.net/yabbse/index.php?board=13;action=display;threadid=4237)
anota one (http://www.cincikillies.org/bshrimp3.htm)
03/18/2006, 08:03 AM
cool thanks, but it seems when i was reading that the decaps that didnt hatch which is about 40% will get eaten by the fry produces and also the fish will eat the unhatched decaps also, and it says its better food then anything else we could purchase on the market, and the fish love it...im gonna try a tank, hey mo can you help me set one up, i dont have the anything left to do this with, no little tanks or pumps for aeration, or lights for that matter, do you have anything laying around?
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