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Your Own Baby Brine Shrimp Factory

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The easy DIY Brine Shrimp Hatchery
Baby Brine Shrimp is perhaps the most useful, readily available and easy to use Live Food for aquarium fish. I have never seen a fish turn down baby brine shrimp, they LOVE em!
 
Here is a picture of my brine shrimp hatchery. The picture should be worth a few words at least.
What you see is a 1 liter soft drink bottle with the bottom cut off, inverted and then used as the top. In the top (was the bottom) I drilled a hole to accept an airline, this airline should go all the way to the bottom of the bottle. This is attached to an air pump and adjusted to a fairly vigorous rate to keep the eggs constantly in motion.
 
The Procedure
 
Fill the bottle with water, add a teaspoon of salt, add ¼ teaspoon of brine shrimp eggs (available at most petshops or worldwide online). Hook up the air pump and let it go for a full 24 hours. Brine Shrimp hatch best at warm temperatures, say 70 to 80 °F (21 to 27°C). After 24 hours unhook the air pump and let it all settle for 10 minutes or so. The eggs should float to the top and the baby brine shrimp should have settled to the bottom. Now just use the air line to siphon the shrimp thru a fine mesh net or you can use the toe potion of some ladies stockings. Now invert your net into a cup of fresh water and you have your baby brine shrimp ready to feed to your fish. I use a baby medicine dropper to dispense the shrimp ot to my fish.
 
I read somewhere that "Brine Shrimp are Gods gift to aquarists" and you will agree once you try them.
 
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