brine shrimp

holycow

New member
i have a small tank right now with only 3 fish in it. i went to the pet store and the guy gave me a whole bag of live brine shrimp in it for free, so i dumped half into my salt and the other half into my fresh tank. well..... only one tiny little shrimp did not become a meal... and Ive been watching it grow... at first it was all spiny looking and now it is see through and looks weird... i was just wondering what it will turn into... if anything special... or if it will hurt anything in the tank... i Googled it and all i got was its a sea-monkey... this may sound like a stupid question, but i know pretty much nothing about saltwater or its inhabitants.
 

kjreiner72

New member
Also, that is what sea-monkey's are. the little packet of stuff you get that says water treatment is actually marine salt. Brine shrimp don't hurt anything. They are a food source for alot of fish.
 

SoLiD

-=Snake=-
Brine Shrimp are pretty resilient little buggers. They won't last past 4 hours in a pure freshwater environment; so raising them to adulthood requires a simple saltwater set up. I've been pretty successful raising many to adulthood in a 5 gallon bucket, along with a small desk lamp, 50watt heater, and and air pump with tubing minus the air stone. I've been feeding them with re-hydrated Spirulina power every other day. It's also good to do water changes to diminish waste build up. Good Luck!
 

Angel*Fish

cats and large squashes
I know you probably did, but just in case - they should always be rinsed before going in the tank.
 

holycow

New member
my freshwater fish ate them to quick for any to survive.... and only one lived in the saltwater tank. and i did not know i had to rinse them first... how exactly do i do that?
 

Angel*Fish

cats and large squashes
To keep the water they came in out of your tank - who knows what's in there. And also to keep out excess nutrients that won't be consumed. :)
 
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