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Old 11-27-2010, 03:30 PM   #1 
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Shrimpery with pH buffer, safe?

I got the San Francisco shrimp hatchery for a small batch of fry. Reading the directions it says to keep the pH at 8.0 so I got a pH raiser to add to the water.

Will these baby brine shrimp be safe for the fry to eat with the pH raiser added?
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:58 PM   #2 
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What is your source water pH?

Also, regardless of the pH buffer in the BBS-you will not be adding any of the water from the hatchery to the fry tank anyway so it should not be a problem-you want to rinse the BBS really good before feeding them to the fry so that you can get as much of the salt off and any nasty stuff from the hatchery water.
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Old 11-27-2010, 04:41 PM   #3 
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I don't use anything and I don't rinse them....BBS nets are worthless and filtering through coffee filters is just plain annoying.
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I balance my brine shrimp net over a small container and use airline hose attached to chop sticks to make it stiff and siphon the BBS through the brine shrimp net-I pour the BBS water back into the BBS hatchery and rinse the BBS under running water and then fill the container I use to hold the brine shrimp net so that the BBS float in the net in the fresh clean water and use an eye dropper to remove the BBS and fresh clean dechlorinated water and feed to the fry......

Chlorinated water usually will not hurt the BBS but it can be harmful to the fry you are feeding
I use a drop or two of bleach in my BBS hatchery when I hatch them to help keep bad bacteria low and cause problems for the fry.
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Old 11-27-2010, 05:09 PM   #5 
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Just wondering is there a significant difference in decap BBS eggs and the regular BBS eggs?
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Old 11-27-2010, 10:16 PM   #6 
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I confiscated about 15 zebra danio fry from my boyfriend lol. I can't wait for the BBS to hatch so I can feed them something better than first bites
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Just wondering is there a significant difference in decap BBS eggs and the regular BBS eggs?
Yes...no shells to mess with...you can decap them with regular bleach
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Old 11-28-2010, 11:35 AM   #8 
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Oh that sounds awesome! I hate the shells floating in the tank. I'll try with decaping them next time.
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