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Dry brine shrimp eggs?


Shaz

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I was at a LFS store and I saw a shrimp hatchery with a packet of dried shrimp eggs. I also looked on marinedepot.com and i found this: http://www.marinedepot.com/md_viewItem.asp...dproduct=SB1111

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http://www.marinedepot.com/md_viewItem.asp...dproduct=SB1131

I have heard of people using shrimp hatcheries, but how do they work? Do the dried eggs usually hatch? Is it healthy for your fish, and are there any drawbacks? I was thinking it would be cool to hatch the shrimp and then put them in my fuge for a natural food supply. well natural in a way ???

 

Hahah kinda reminds me of seamonkey packets.

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What do you think sea-monkeys are?

 

(For those who missed out on Biology class...sea-monkeys are brine shrimp AKA Artemia spp.)

 

And you aren't really going to be able to "raise them" in a fuge. For one..the salinity is too low..Artemia are indemic to salt lakes where the salinity is much higher than the ocean.

 

 

Cheers,

Fred

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ooh haha... my child hood is ruined lol, The pictures of the monkey looking fish on the boxes were decieving .. haha jsut playin

 

I also saw on marine depot a pack that includes the dry eggs WITH the salt, this would probably be my best bet, right? Do you still think it is a good food source for fish?

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Artemia are about the least nutritious things on earth..they're like "fish potato chips". Fish love them..but derive very little nutrition from them. That being said..there are ways you can make them healthier..like gut-loading them with things like Golden Pearls and/or Selcon. And just getting the packets is a pretty good way of doing things. You get the eggs and the saltmix all in one shot..just add water.

 

Cheers,

Fred

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