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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 6:11 pm Post subject: Brine Shrimp Reply with quote

 Hi  guys
 
 Have  a  couple  of  queries  -
 
 What  is  Brine  Shrimp  ?
 Do  we  get  cultures  for  Brine  Shrimp  too  ?
 How  good  is  Brine  Shirmp  as  a  source  of  food  for  the  fish  ?
 
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 Hi,
 
 1)    Adult  Brine  shrimps  are  creature  from  10mm  -  12  mm  size.
 
 artemia  -  small  brine  shrimps  are  250micron  -  400microns.
 
 the  young  ones  are  high  in  protein  60%  -  70%  and  a  good  source  for  raising  fish  fry,  specially  discus.
 
 adult  brine  shrimps  are  good  for  stimulating  breeding  in  adult  fish  (i  am  referring  everything  in  respect  to  DISCUS  fish).    they  are  also  a  good  source  for  fiber  and  are  20%  in  protein.  but  adult  brine  shrimps  can  be  enriched  and  their  nutritional  factor  becomes  equal  to  or  more  than  artemis.  enriching  can  be  done  with  spirulina,  selco  or  even  with  multi  vitamins,  thus  they  are  better  in  every  way  according  to  me.
 
 
 
 2)      you  can  get  brine  shrimp  eggs    and  cultures  as  well.  but  it  all  depends  on  your  needs.  
 
 I  would  suggest  getting  HIKARI  frozen  brine  shrimps  for  you  dicsu  and  other  fish  needs,  but  if  you  want  to  use  brine  shrimps  for  marine,  i  strongly  suggest  that  you  hatch  and  raise  your  own.
 
 artemia  is  also  good  for  invertebrates  and  all  marine  fish  will  accept  them  easily  and  enjoy  them.
 
 if  you  want  to  raise  discus  fry,  then  instead  of  artemia,  you  can  go  for  cyclop-ezee,  whcih  is  a  susbtitute  for  artemia.  i  use  it  in  my  marine  tank  and  the  growth  has  been  awesome  (touchwood).
 
 Phyto  and  zoo  plantkon  is  also  a  susbtitute  for  marine  tanks.
 
 
 3)  answered  in  both  1  &  2  
 
 
 hope  this  helps,  if  you  need  more  info,  lemme  know.
 
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 Just  to  clarify,
 
 Artemia  =  brine  shrimp.  There  is  no  difference  between  the  two!
 
 Freshly  hatched  brine  shrimp  are  referred  to  as  Nauplii.
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 artemia  salina  is  the  scientific  name  for    brine  shrimp.
 
 I  feel  it  easy  to  refer  the  small  ones  as  artemia  and  big  ones  as  brine  shrimps.
 
 it  all  depends  and  varies  from  person  to  person  what  is  convenient  for  them.
 
 but  there  is  no  difference  between  artemia  =  brine  shrimp  =  nauplii.
 
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 Thanks  for  the  replies  Arpan  and  Retro
 
 Could  you  also  please  tell  me  where  can  I  get  these  brine  shrimp  egg  /  cultures  from  ?
 
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 Hi  Suby:
 
 OSI's  Brine  Shrimp  Eggs  are  available  at  ASK  outlet  in  Cubbon  Park
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 Its  available  in  many  LFS  in  Bangalore  &  Chennai.
 If  you  have  fry,  you  can  feed  2  days  old  brine  shrimp  napuli  which  would  be  about  1/2-1  mm.    If  your  plan  to  feed  bigger  fishes,  then  growing  adult  brine  shrimp  is  another  story.
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 How  do  you  hatch  brine  shrimp  eggs?
 
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madhu_ulysses  wrote:                
Its  available  in  many  LFS  in  Bangalore  &  Chennai.
 If  you  have  fry,  you  can  feed  2  days  old  brine  shrimp  napuli  which  would  be  about  1/2-1  mm.    If  your  plan  to  feed  bigger  fishes,  then  growing  adult  brine  shrimp  is  another  story.                

 
 Hi  Madhu
 I  would  looooooooooooove  to  hear  that  story  too  Smile
 Please  go  ahead    Chuckle  
 
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 Artemia  are  filter  feeders.    In  the  great  salt  lakes  they  feed  on  microalgae.    In  captivity,  their  primary  food  would  be  what  is  called  'green  water'.    Keep  a  small  tank  filled  with  water  in  direct  sunlight  for  a  week.    After  a  couple  of  weeks  you'll  find  the  water  turning  green.    3  days  after  hatching,  move  the  brine  shrimp  into  a  tank  (tank  size  depends  upon  how  much  you  want)  with  strong  aeration.    All  any  point  of  time  it  is  important  to  keep  the  salinity  @  1.01-1.015  which  roughly  figures  to  35-40  gms/litre  of  rock  salt.    Pour  around  50  ml  of  the  green  water  everyday  to  the  brine  shrimp  tank.    Artemia  will  feed  on  it  and  should  reach  an  adult  size  of  around  1/2"  by  4-6  weeks.    If  the  salinity  is  kept  at  1.005-1.01  they  will  also  breed.
 There  are  many  ways  to  raise  brine  shrimp.    But  this  has  worked  for  me!
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 Thanx  a  ton  madhu  !!
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 Hi  Madhu:
 
 Talking  of  BS,  why  don't  you  write  an  article  about...hatching  and  growing  BS  to  'Sea  Monkeys'...I've  heard  people  speaking  of  adding  a  pinch  of  Epsom  Salt  and  Baking  Soda  too  for  the  water...for  better  hatch  rates...Also,  warm  water  will  contribute  to  this  factor...what's  your  take  on  that?
 
 So,  by  sharing  your  experience  and  putting  it  all  together...it'll  be  a  good  guide...  Smile  
 
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 Hi,
 
 the  baking  soda  is  used  to  increase  KH  thus  it  will  keep  your  ph  stable  and  thus  increasing  hatch  rate.
 
 warm  water  will  surely  dictate  the  growth  of  the  BS,  but  temp.  of  33  or  more  would  hurt  their  growth.
 
 BS  being  very  sensitive  to  water  quality,  changing  water  should  be  kept  in  mind  when  raising  them.  they  change  from  instar  1  till  instar  5  by  the  time  they  grow  big,  thus  water  changes  become  more  necessary.
 
 I  raise  brine  shrimps  with  the  help  of  nanchloporis  (cant  spell  it  right  -    will  check  and  let  u  know)  algea  culture  which  imitates  their  natural  feeding  requirements  and  larger  batches  of  BS  can  be  grown  by  this.  zoo  plankton  and  rotifers  also  grow  rapidly  with  this.
 
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 Arpan,
 
 Curious......
 Are  you  a  marine  biologist  or  have  done  a  course  from  CIFE????
 
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 Talking  of  BS,  why  don't  you  write  an  article  about...hatching  and  growing  BS  to  'Sea  Monkeys'...I've  heard  people  speaking  of  adding  a  pinch  of  Epsom  Salt  and  Baking  Soda  too  for  the  water...for  better  hatch  rates...Also,  warm  water  will  contribute  to  this  factor...what's  your  take  on  that?
                 

 As  Arapan  said,  baking  soda  is  to  harden  the  water  and  i  think  Epsom  is  to  add  magnessium  (where  sea  &  brackish  biotopes  contain  them).    IMO,  a  temp  more  than  32°C  will  be  lethal.    I  lost  a  whole  batch  this  summer  when  the  temp  was  34°C.    But    higher  20's  and  lower  30's  will  be  fine  for  them.
 BS  is  one  of  the  best  food  that  could  be  fed  to  fish  and  brine  shrimps  can  store  as  much  as  85-107  mg/kg  body  weight  of  asthaxanthin  on  their  body  if  fed  with  a  good  source  of  carotene  (preferably  asthaxanthin).    Im  working  on  enriching  them  with  spirulina  algae  but  unfortunately  all  the  spirulina  powder  i  get  is  sterilized  and  they  won't  trigger  a  spirulina  algae  bloom.    Anyone  know  where  raw  spirulina  is  available?
 Once  this  is  done,  will  put  a  detailed  write  up  on  sea  monkeys  (both  as  food  and  ornamental)!
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