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Old 10-29-2012, 09:05 AM   #21 
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I have heard of websites sellng BBS.
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:11 PM   #22 
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How do you avoid catching shells with the BBS?? I am finding that hard. I will say mine hatch 18 hours as well. I up'd the salt too, which helped.
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:26 PM   #23 
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The empty shells generally float and the unhatched eggs usually will sink. The older the BBS the more times they molt and the more shells you will have.

I avoid a lot of the shells by only harvesting the newly hatched. I let my hatchery sit for about 5-10min so it will settle-Then I use my homemade siphon to siphon the NHBBS through a brine shrimp net I have resting over a empty container to catch the water-I rinse them really good under running water-Then I place the NHBBS that are still in the brine shrimp net in a container of like temp of the fry tank-dechlorinated water and use an eyedropper to collect and target feed. I get very few shells or unhatched eggs. If I see more shells than I like-I will let them settle at the tip of the eyedropper so I can squirt them out in something before I feed.
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:30 PM   #24 
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Hmmm eye dropper - good idea now.. if i could find one lol!! some of the eggs are floating in the middle of the container? That's where the most problem is lol.
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How do you breed them so you do not have to buy eggs?
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:33 PM   #26 
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Good question. Shrimp are more sensitive but I reckon a 10 gallon or bigger that is cycled would work - if they would breed.
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:51 PM   #27 
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do a test batch before you have fry. i had bad eggs before.
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Good question. Shrimp are more sensitive but I reckon a 10 gallon or bigger that is cycled would work - if they would breed.
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:06 PM   #29 
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I left the eggs longer this time, and this time I had hundreds of little shrimp joining together in a huge pink mass at the top of the water o_o So my babies are set for the night and part of the morning LOL

I think I figured out the salidity, light and everything =D Hoorah! My fry do not mind at all.
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I am pretty sure they are drawn to light.
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