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    Default Brine shrimp aka "Sea Monkey"?

    Anyone tried breeding those small unique looking shrimps before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redstone View Post
    Anyone tried breeding those small unique looking shrimps before?
    yes, they are the same..dont waste time breeding them..they are fish food..
    Take both its legs down first, then cuts its tail, next is shoot between its eyes:devil:

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    Quote Originally Posted by GENO View Post
    yes, they are the same..dont waste time breeding them..they are fish food..
    Haha I want to breed for fun. Where can I buy them? Freshwater type. And their food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redstone View Post
    Haha I want to breed for fun. Where can I buy them? Freshwater type. And their food.
    Toy R' Us got so many~

    quite fun lah...if u put them outside your house...NEA will come after u. Cos...it looks like Dengue Mosquito!!!

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    Some aquarium shops sell them (freshly hatched) in bags....hundreds of them in a bag for a few bucks. Brine Shrimps are juvenile/small fish food and Brine Shrimps require brackish water not fresh water. Those in Toys 'r' Us are over-priced. You can buy the Brine Shrimp eggs from most aquarium shops and it costs only a few bucks for a small bottle which contains thousands of eggs.

    Hatching Brine Shrimps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snappa View Post
    Some aquarium shops sell them (freshly hatched) in bags....hundreds of them in a bag for a few bucks. Brine Shrimps are juvenile/small fish food and Brine Shrimps require brackish water not fresh water. Those in Toys 'r' Us are over-priced. You can buy the Brine Shrimp eggs from most aquarium shops and it costs only a few bucks for a small bottle which contains thousands of eggs.

    Hatching Brine Shrimps
    Thanks for the info. What do I feed them with?

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    the link abit trouble ..

    cut off the top off the 1.25l bottle
    fill with 75% water
    attach an air tube with sink but w/o air stone
    1 tablespoon salt
    1 teaspoon bbs eggs

    should hatch in 48hours
    not sure wat to feed them with .. is fish food for my betta fries
    Last edited by soeypixels; 27th March 2008 at 12:56 AM.

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    They eat micro-algae, but will also eat yeast, wheat flour, soybean powder, or egg yolk, as quoted from wikipedia.

    The only reason people rear them is to feed their fish. They hatch by the 100s and have a rather short life span. Getting them to hatch is easy, it's rearing them to adulthood that's a bit challenging.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Splutter View Post
    They eat micro-algae, but will also eat yeast, wheat flour, soybean powder, or egg yolk, as quoted from wikipedia.

    The only reason people rear them is to feed their fish. They hatch by the 100s and have a rather short life span. Getting them to hatch is easy, it's rearing them to adulthood that's a bit challenging.
    How long is their lifespan?

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    I noticed that when I keep them, all die except one, and that one grows really big. Other people have similar experiences.

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    Wow sea monkeys! I heard they can have families, form communities and play! Just like the picture in the box! Oh look there's the mom holding a SM baby! wow! awesome...
    That's what I used to think when I was young, got disappointed though. Cheaper to rear mosquito larvae, and at the end of it, they can fly too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennisc View Post
    Wow sea monkeys! I heard they can have families, form communities and play! Just like the picture in the box! Oh look there's the mom holding a SM baby! wow! awesome...
    That's what I used to think when I was young, got disappointed though. Cheaper to rear mosquito larvae, and at the end of it, they can fly too!
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    I bred them for fish food before...

    If you want to see how they move and grow, it's better that you buy them from the fish store as adults... easier.
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    I went to the Great Salt Lake in Utah a few years ago. The lake was full of these brine shrimps. That is where they are from. Just put a net in the water and you can easily catch hundreds. The company that markets them as Sea Monkey must be making tonnes of money!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennisc View Post
    Wow sea monkeys! I heard they can have families, form communities and play! Just like the picture in the box! Oh look there's the mom holding a SM baby! wow! awesome...
    That's what I used to think when I was young, got disappointed though. Cheaper to rear mosquito larvae, and at the end of it, they can fly too!
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    Default Re: Brine shrimp aka "Sea Monkey"?

    Quote Originally Posted by redstone View Post
    How long is their lifespan?
    about 24 hours to birth, 1 to 2 days of food for my fish...so the lifespan starts from ....??
    Take both its legs down first, then cuts its tail, next is shoot between its eyes:devil:

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