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Thread: Why the heck not? Sea monkeys!
05-01-2012, 04:52 PM #1
Why the heck not? Sea monkeys!
i enjoy giving my betta treats of frozen brine shrimp, so when I came across Sea-Monkeys(tm) at a toy store, couldn't resist!
Maybe I'll keep them as pets. Maybe I'll feed them to the betta. Who knows?
05-01-2012, 04:59 PM #2
There was actually a thread about this - hopefully you grow enough of them and they breed to make it worthwhile.46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, green corys, 1 guppy, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
5 gal QT with green corys & 2 guppies
05-01-2012, 05:06 PM #3
I've though of doing it before, but my lfs sells them weekly live for £1 a bag, and there's enough to feed the tank so no point reallyMy therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
05-02-2012, 05:08 AM #4
i loooved those growing up! aside from all the weird little "toys" and "leashes" you could buy them.. kind of seemed like a distraction from kids who wanted a dog. (at least mine were lol). that's a wonderful idea. especially for someone who suffers from MTS. that way you can feel like you have a "tank".5 gallon planted tank - 1 female betta and one HUGE mystery snail
60 gallon planted community 3 marble lyretail mollies, 3 creamsicle mollies, 9 lampeye tetras, 5 bloodfin tetras, 4 black skirt tetras, 1 rubberlipped pleco, 3 peppered corys, 3 bumblebee catfish, 3 emerald green corydoras, 2 gold danios, and 2 giant danios
05-08-2012, 06:26 PM #5
I'm having fun with them! My co-workers also like them. Everyone's heard of sea-monkeys but few ever actually bought them It's a cultural touchstone
Two main problems:
1) after all the test kits, reading and resources involved in tank-keeping, it feels weird to take pre-packaged powder and just dump them in water. I keep wondering about ammonia, etc. in the long run..
2) The tank that they came with was tall and rectangular - I was always nervous I'd knock it over. I replaced it with this nice heavy glass jar that's also much more aesthetically pleasing:
Last edited by Suda Nim; 05-08-2012 at 06:35 PM.
05-08-2012, 08:08 PM #6
Those work pretty well, numberwise. Just follow the instructions and the tank will last about a month, more if you remove some now and then. They do make good fish food, although they aren't the most nutritious thing you can give your fish.I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
29 sw: Damsel, shrimpgoby, pistol shrimp, waspfish
65 fw: Rummies, glowlight tetras, pencilfish, darters, ottos, f betta, goby, dwarf gourami, ninjas
29 fw: Chili rasboras, pygmy cories, P. Gertrudae