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Old 10-22-2012, 08:05 PM   #1 
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Hatching BBS

I have a question about hatching baby brine shrimp eggs. I bought some today, but have never actually used it before. How long after the fry hatch or are free swimming should I start it up? I have a tank, AQ salt and a bubbler handy (with an adjustable valve and silent pump)....
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:14 PM   #2 
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Use marine salt and about 24 hours.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:19 PM   #3 
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Marine salt is better? The directions on this one (and another brand) said "add rock (aquarium) salt" but I was not sure :) also, since a brine shrimp net does not exist for some reason in my area... Would nylon work the same? Like... panty hose nylon?

I do have a microworm culture, plus decapsulated BBS.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:44 PM   #4 
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check out this guy, hes in vancouver and sells pre-mixed bbs all you need to add is water, air pump and bottle.
i bought from him before and had great experience so i bought another
http://stores.canadianaquafarm.com/-...Categories.bok
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:54 PM   #5 
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Well it won't help right away but that's cool! And would be easier and lovely since I do live in Canada :) thanks
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Bettas love BBS.
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:58 AM   #7 
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I use ice cream or pickling salt to hatch my BBS-much cheaper than using aquarium or marine salt. You just need the salt to hatch them not rear them.

I start my hatchery on day 2-3 of spawn day-I have 2 going 24h apart so that I provide the fry with newly hatched BBS with their yolk sac intact.

Panty hose might work, not really sure never tried it....Odd that you don't have any brine shrimp nets in your area. Some people use coffee filters.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:42 AM   #8 
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coffee filters would work too... =D thanks!! Ice cream? wow, really? :o That's different :) I reckon my pair is going to spawn today as the female has been to the nest once, then darted off with him trailing her "nooo, come back!" I have an assortmednt of food, so I will see how this goes :)
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best of luck feeding the fry! just dont over do it and make sure you do not feed any shells!

-oldfishlady is right aquarium salt is expensive...i was lucky to get a lot of non-iodized salt from supermarket for i think$5 for a big box. so i use that =]

-i start making bbs the morning day two of free swimming and by next day they'll be fine i dont worry too much because if they DID free swim a few hrs earlier i have Microworms and vinegar eels to sustain them a bit before bbs but so far no problems

-i use a topfin fine net i find coffee filter takes a bit longer for me but w.e works =]! just remember rinse!
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:47 AM   #10 
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Around here aquarium salt is super cheap.
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