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  1. #21
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    Lesley,

    I keep feeding them the spirulina water until the entire BS has been fed to the fish.

    At adult size they will either give birth to nauplii or if there is slightly higher salt concentrations in the water they will lay eggs. I have not left them to see what happens after this stage as my fish just love to eat them!

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  2. #22
    Blue Diamond Discus
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    Instead of buying a hydrometer can i just add a certain amount of salt to the water to get the same effect.

    Example: 1 Tablesppon per 40L.

    Also do i firstly add a few drops of the stuff and into the ready made coke bottle thing and once they hach move them into a 2ft tank or will they grow bigger enough for adult discus to eat in the coke bottle?

    Thanks !

    Rick
    Cheers,

    Rick

  3. #23
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    brine shrimp

    does it work out cheaper to grow ur own than bying frosen bs

  4. #24
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    Simple answer is....NO Way!!

    Works out cheaper to buy frozen!
    But fish do prefer the "live catch"

  5. #25
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    I only ever hatch out and feed BBS these days, to grow them to adult shrimp for larger fish is too time consuming and costly.......myself I just buy some as the need arises, but of course that's only possible if your shop sells them.
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  6. #26
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    Ben,
    I have been following your method and trying to grow them to adult size I have had no luck yet. Just wondering wether there is something in particular that would stuff the whole setup?
    Norto
    The best things in life come from doing the impossible!.

  7. #27
    Larvae
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    Can I use proper salt water? also the coke bottle method is a must? can you hatch them in a tank ?

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    I have tried the link below to get the non shelled eggs but it comes up 404 error pls help me so I can find were u get the stuff

    http://www.aquariumproducts.com.au/prod723.htm

    Thanks
    Jimmy

  9. #29
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    Brine shrimp hatching

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben
    I have just started to grow up some brine shrimp.
    The weather looked like it was getting warm here in Melbourne, but! it changed again......
    I have put some heaters in the tanks to keep it warm over night.

    The picture below is a trial.
    This is the first time i have used this product.
    It was very easy to hatch them and no floating cyst shells.
    Ben from page 1 shows the bottle of shrimp but link wont work

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    Believe it or not, during the warmer months I've had success by just putting a 20lt bucket of sea water under a tree in dappled sun and sprinkling in BS eggs. make sure to give it good stir morning and night until they hatch.
    I change the water ever couple of days as they grow with fresh sea water (i'm lucky enough to have the ocean close by) and feed them as per the threads above.
    Easy as...!

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