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Old 05-16-2012, 01:14 AM   #11 
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Freeze them to preserver them so the bbs will hold it's best nutrient.
Two day old bbs is just an empty shield, don't hold any value

You can reuse the bbs when the fry is wean of from live food
That depend on u
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:14 AM   #12 
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I have Decapsulated BBS eggs and fed them to my ONE fry just 5 minutes ago, and his belly is already orange :) So atleast I know they will eat those, def. a cheap low maintenance alternative. I just ordered some BBS eggs, so im going to hatch my own for the very first time for the new fry at about 1 week old, since my ONE fry will eat the DBBSE i will just keep him on that and MW until my first BBS hatching
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Good luck n have fun
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:05 AM   #14 
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i use pre-mix aq salt instead of table salt .. and i also double dilute the concentration of the water from the harvested bbs before feeding to my fry .. just so i don't get as much salt into my babies tank
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:18 AM   #15 
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I found this on the website that the IBC gets their bbs eggs from

Cold storage of live BBS saves time and eliminates the need to maintain daily hatches of brine shrimp cysts. When newly hatched brine shrimp are stored at 4C, their metabolism is slowed down considerably, conserving essential nutrients, lipids, and fatty acids that many fish and invertebrate larvae require. A lower metabolism will also slow down growth and maintain a smaller feed particle size for smaller larvae and fry.
Later feedings of stored BBS is easy. Simply pour the BBS into a fine mesh net, rinse with fresh water, and feed.


I am going to try this!
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:44 PM   #16 
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I bought mine from the IBC (link in sig).

I use a heaping teaspoon per hatch. I freeze as much as I can in fish bags before I dump the old out (hence why there's more frozen BBS than human food in my freezer).
Can you please explane more about how you freeze your BS? I am hatching some BS for my other none betta fish and well i added way to many eggs by accedent, So i think i will try freezing them for later use.
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:47 PM   #17 
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I believe you have to strain them and put them in regular water, then add them to fish bags (or breast milk bags) and just freeze them that way BUT I havent done it yet
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