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post #50881 of 71165 (permalink) Old 10-17-2012, 12:37 AM Thread Starter
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Bekah, truly, I bow to you. Now, please. Get my Siamese Algae Eaters to spawn so I can sell the fry as they are rare fish and usually only commercially spawned via hormone injection.

Also, it's possible the parents will eat the eggs. If not and the eggs hatch, it's possible the parents will eat the fry. If not and the fry live, you will have many little fishies on your hand. My suggestion is to get a brine shrimp hatchery OR frozen baby brine shrimp and be prepared to squirt BBS in with a turkey baster twice a day.

Silverfang, I'm impressed. I don't know why but I am.

EDIT: Tiki, I'm with you on that one. All I can get are livebearers to breed and with them, it's not how to get them to breed. It's how to get them to stop.
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Tiki, get some guppies. They breed like, well, guppies.

EDIT: I can tell you how to hatch and raise BBS, if you need to know. Its cheap and easy if you do my method.

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cherries! I've got a lady with a belly full of green who is all waddling right now... MWAHAHAHAH
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You would think one male betta in a tank with 5 females would at least...I don't know..result in at least one attempt at spawning

I still dont know what his obsession with the pagoda is. Weirdo

24 animals in this house and not one of them is normal. And neither is the horse. Aparenlty he likes to choke himself on the fence

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The fish fertility goddess apparently works for shrimp in Canada too.
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Okay, going to post my method, even if there is no immediate request for it.

***How to Hatch and Raise Artemia Salina (Brine Shrimp)***

Things you'll need to get started

-A 1/4 gallon critter keeper or like sized container
-An airline
-An air pump
-A brand of marine salt like Instant Ocean or Oceanic Sea Salt
-Brine Shrimp eggs
-(if you want to raise them up) spirulina algae powder

Getting Started

Take the critter keeper or container and fill it up with tap water, then add 4 tablespoons of the marine salt and mix the solution thoroughly (some people suggest adding a teaspoon of baking soda to condition the water, but I find it unnecessary). Put the airline into the water and connect the other end to the air pump (some air pumps need an additional valve to moderate the airflow). Add a small pinch of the brine shrimp eggs and turn on the air pump till the water looks like its boiling. Let it bubble like that for about a day.

When a day has passed, turn off the air pump and let everything settle. The eggshells, and other deritus, should settle on the bottom. The newly hatched brine shrimp nauplii (babies) should swim to the top. You can turn off the lights and use a flashlight to attract the nauplii to a place where you can easily net them. Rinse them off and add them directly to the aquarium housing the fry.

Optional Grow Out Method

If you want to grow the brine shrimp out, feed a pinch of spirulina powder to the brine shrimp every day to every other day. They should grow out in about a month, and live for up to 6 months.

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two males...i dont remember xD probably not me with that one Silver..


i have some bbs eggs! what is your method, Crabby?

oops late post xD

i know the package called for Aquarium salt, which i have. would that work instead of the marine salt? also does it need to be heated?

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Beat you to the punch!!! XD

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I know it looks all murky... but it's actually clearing up... and like 7 new bunches of plants in today.

Anyways here's my new shrimp.

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Brine shrimp, like their name implies, live in a salty brine. Aquarium salt is not the same as marine salt, which is what is required to make a salty brine. I don't know why your BBS eggs package says to use AS.

Room temperature is fine for hatching brine shrimp. Heating the water is also fine. I don't heat the water myself. Its just my personal preference.

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