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Old 09-23-2011, 02:58 AM   #1 
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Instant BBS? hatchery

would this be OK to use for fry? Instant BBS
http://www.ebay.com/itm/170535461311...84.m1423.l2649

if I have to hatch eggs, I was thinking of getting this hatchery:
http://www.amazon.com/Hatch-Feeder-B...6764602&sr=8-1

yay or Nay??
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Old 09-23-2011, 04:43 AM   #2 
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would this be OK to use for fry? Instant BBS
http://www.ebay.com/itm/170535461311...84.m1423.l2649

if I have to hatch eggs, I was thinking of getting this hatchery:
http://www.amazon.com/Hatch-Feeder-B...6764602&sr=8-1

yay or Nay??
hmm.. I'm not too familiar with instant baby brine shrimp but doesn't that mean they're already hatched? and dead? you would have to get unhatched eggs to use that hatchery.

i use OSI bbs, something like this
http://www.amazon.com/OSI-BRINE-SHRI.../dp/B0002APN4G
but mine came in a nice big can.. those are becomng harder to find.

and when i was new to this i almost bought that hatchery also.. but then i figured out how to do it myself with some airline tubing and water bottles.. lil cheaper if you don't mind the little work. here's the video that taught me if u wanna do it yourself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8sNx9zTOnQ
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Old 09-23-2011, 05:20 AM   #3 
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I bought OSI too, the big can (very expensive!) I haven't used it yet but I'll be using the water bottle idea.. The hatchery seems like a waste of money.. I think those instant bbs must be ded or maybe decapped?
Hey Mohan, can you tell me your bbs hatching timetable? I'm a bit confused about how many to start and at what times.. I'm sure Tiki would want to know as well. :)
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I bought OSI too, the big can (very expensive!) I haven't used it yet but I'll be using the water bottle idea.. The hatchery seems like a waste of money.. I think those instant bbs must be ded or maybe decapped?
Hey Mohan, can you tell me your bbs hatching timetable? I'm a bit confused about how many to start and at what times.. I'm sure Tiki would want to know as well. :)
by timetable do you mean how i do it?? my method of hatching?
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Well kind of.. I read how you need to have multiple hatcheries going right? So I wanted to know how you manage the multiple hatcheries like for example when do you start one, harvest the other and how many you have going? Stuff like that.. It confuses me lol!
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Well kind of.. I read how you need to have multiple hatcheries going right? So I wanted to know how you manage the multiple hatcheries like for example when do you start one, harvest the other and how many you have going? Stuff like that.. It confuses me lol!
Ah i see.. well I always have 3 hatcheries going on 24/7. so all my fry get 3 feedings of freshly hatched bbs everyday. I make my hatcheries to fit around my work schedule. so I make the first one at 4 pm, the second one at 11 pm and the 3rd one at 6 am. Every 24 hours of each hatchery, the hatchery is harvested, washed, and remade. I make a new hatchery right away after harvesting so it stays consistent.. so i get to feed them everyday at around 4 pm, 11 pm, and 6 am... and remember never feed your fry bbs that have hatched for longer than 8 hours, their yolk sac will be gone, they won't be so orange but more brownish.. their nutritional value will be gone
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That makes it so much easier, thank you! So if I start one at 4pm, I have to harvest and redo it at 4pm the next day? What if it hatches earlier or later? How do you determine what time it will hatch the first time? How do you keep a tab on it?
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:58 AM   #8 
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ok here my link i hope it helps newbie in the house from my fishey friends

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...dbs&1316843441

i use 3 tablespoons sea salt and 3/4 teaspoon bbs
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Old 09-23-2011, 05:19 PM   #9 
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What i meant was can i use the instant ones INSTEAD of hatching eggs or do the fry need to have live ones?
I can get the eggs fairly cheap off amazon.com

How do you set up the hatchery if you make it yourself?

Never mind. I watched the youtube video :)

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Old 09-23-2011, 05:25 PM   #10 
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Tiki, some fry eat it, some fry may not. :< I got a tip from a breeder here that if you want o get betta fry to eat non-live food put in 2-3 guppy fry of the same size, they'll eat the food and seeing them so will the bettas.. Again, may or may not work. X(
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