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Thread: Brine Shrimp???

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    So I got my brine shrimp eggs, and now I have several million little shrimp all hatched. Problem is they're pinhead sized and I have no idea how to transfer them from their salt water bottle to my apistogramma tank... Does anyone have any ideas or should I just suck them up in a dropper and add them?? Would a bit of saltwater harm my tank????

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    Ended up adding them straight to the tank using a dropper... Unfortunately I sucked up thousands of unhatched eggs as well -_- I ended up having to do a 70% water change and gravel cleaning.. But hey at least they ate.. I still have a large bottle full of live brine shrimp... Considering brine shrimp are whats supposed to be in those "sea monkey" grow out kits for kids I don't think I'll have an issue growing them out a bit if I feed the powder, hikari fry food. If they die, I'll just clean out the bottle but if I get some to grow out that'll be great.

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    Check on this but I think its only the baby brine shrimp that are good for fish to eat.
    20 gallon tall: empty
    29 gallon: moderately planted with 9 bloodfin tetra, 1 german blue ram, 11 glow light tetra and 1 BNP
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    +1 the brine are almost nutritionally void after they eat their yolk sac. There is a really easy way to do the brine shrimp thing... http://forum.simplydiscus.com/showth...y-brine-shrimp Post #31

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    I don't mind the lack of nutrition. I just need them to see the shrimp and want to hunt. Once they start going in for the shrimp I add crushed cichlid pellets and boom they go for those too.

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    that works. so they then get used to the pellet only and attack it on the sink... got it!

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    Yup :D my brine shrimp already seem to have doubled in size. I'm thinking about moving them two my 2 gallon tank and seeing how they do in there. I might let them grow a bit longer before I do that though. I think I might also go out tonight and get liquid fry food or something just because my hikari fry food seems too big for them

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