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Old 02-26-2013, 06:10 PM   #1 
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Baby Brine Shrimp

Right now I have fry that are a little over 2 weeks old. I'm having a hard time keeping the baby brine shrimp alive. They hatch within 24 hours but only last maybe 5 hours after hatching. Is there a way to keep them alive for longer so that I can feed my fry BBS the next day as well? I don't get to feed a lot of them so a lot of my BBS die and I miss out on my money's worth. Should I just make smaller batches?
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:13 PM   #2 
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Make two small cultures a day, morning and evening. Better yet, switch to microw worms.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:25 PM   #3 
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I have both microworms and BBS
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:57 PM   #4 
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I found that if you keep the aeration going they stay alive a lot longer... At least till the next day... I had the same problem was throwing away over half of the BBS but when I kept the aeration on they sometimes stayed alive up to 2 days...
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:37 AM   #5 
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Keep them warm and as stated, the aeration going.

You don't want to feed them the BBS much into the 2nd day of the BBS life - newly hatched BBS is more nutritious as they still have the egg sacs which are filled with yummies. Once the egg sacs are gone, they aren't as healthy for the babies.. usually you will want 2 BBS hatcheries going - 24hrs apart.. so one morning set up a hatchery, then the next morning set up the second.. this way one is ready to be eaten while another is hatching for the next days feeding.
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:23 PM   #6 
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thank you! I'll let you know how it worked out
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