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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-31-2011, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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I wasn't sure where this thread would belong, sorry if it's in the wrong place. But.....
My BBS died. Last night when I was trying to feed Pikachu, I could only find a few, and this morning, the were all gone!! I don't understand, they've only been hatched for 3 days!! I once had some alive in my room for months!!
So I'm wondering, what went wrong? I had the salt / water ratio correct....
So for now, I had to start up a new batch of eggs. I don't want to have to keep redoing this, any suggestions.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-31-2011, 02:20 PM
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I don't know why but they will die if you leave them in the container without any care, maybe hunger?
Once harvested, I place the container with the BBS in the fridge with some water.
You will think they all die because they sink to the bottom but their system slows down and I get live bbs for 2-3 days. They will start swimming again in the tank once they get warm.
Make smaller batches enough for 2-3 days redo them when needed.
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What are BBS?

10 Gallon Tank:
~Countless Pond Snails~1 Espe's Rasbora~1 Harlequin Rasbora~

5 and 5.5 Gallon Tanks:
~empty~

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Many of my scaly friends from my original tank from 2011 have passed, except for two! I am in the process of re-doing my tank. :)
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Baby Brine Shrimp, I do believe.
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What are BBS?
Ogre44 is correct.
They are more commonly known as Sea Monkeys.
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Oh, OK! Don't you feed those to fry?

10 Gallon Tank:
~Countless Pond Snails~1 Espe's Rasbora~1 Harlequin Rasbora~

5 and 5.5 Gallon Tanks:
~empty~

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Yes, they can be fed to fry.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-09-2012, 02:23 AM
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bbs usually don't live more then 48 hrs in their hatchery containers .. unless you preserve them in the fridge as vil has instructed =D

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Why do they not live long? I kept sea monkeys for a while, and they lived long enough to create a long lasting colony that lasted for over 2 years, and would have kept going had I kept up with the over feeding.

Oh, wait I bet no one feeds their BBS like you would feed sea monkeys huh? They will eat stuff like algea, but I don't know how much that would sustain them.

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