Anyone tried breeding those small unique looking shrimps before?
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!