Brine Shrimp Hatcher

The hatching of brine shrimp eggs is a pretty common method of feeding small fry after they’ve hatched.

The cost of good eggs is one of the few negatives I’ve run across, although there have been times when I’m feeding a lot of shrimp that I’ve had an infestation of hydra. There are a lot of places on the Internet that go into great detail on hatching the eggs, but the easiest method I’ve found is using a plastic gallon milk carton with the bottom cut out.

After putting the proper mixture of salt water into the upside-down container, I then add the eggs. You will have to experiment with your salt mixture and the amount of brine shrimp eggs to use to get the optimum hatch. The eggs shells collect in the handle (for the most part), so after siphoning the eggs into a brine shrimp net, the shrimp come out relatively clean and free of egg shells.

Rinse and feed.

By Denny | November 22, 2010 @ 10:21 pm | No comments

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