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Brine Shrimp Eggs


 
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ARTEMIA / BRINE SHRIMP

Great Salt Lake 95%

Artemia or Brine Shrimp are a good source of live food for nearly all aquarium fish. Artemia can be purchased in cyst/egg form, either whole or de-capsulated. They can be hatched out at home fairly easily in salt water at a temperature of around 25C. Provide sufficient aeration to keep the cysts in suspension.

Once hatched, the Artemia can be fed a variety of enrichment products such as Plankton Enrich before feeding to aquarium fish. Newly hatched enriched Artemia are a great food source for larval fish due to their small size and ability to absorb enrichment products. Adult Artemia are great for larger fish either enriched, or just as a treat of live food rather than just the usual frozen or flake food.

To make the most of your artemia cultures, we suggest you use an ammonia neutraliser to reduce the build up of toxic ammonia and increase growth and survivability.

To grow out the artemia to adults, we recommend feeding them Tetraselmis algae concentrate or Phytodiet (sometimes called greenwater). This acts as a very nutritious food for the artemia, as well as making the artemia a very nutritious food source for your fish and invertebrates.

On average it takes between 2 and 3 weeks for artemia to reach adulthood and begin to breed themselves.

For a full rundown on how to culture your own Brine Shrimp, there is a great article in Reef Culture Magazine Edition 1 by Tracy Warland from the South Australian Seahorse Marine Services - an excellent read! See our store for details on the magazine.

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Very happy customer June 18, 2017
Reviewer: Cindy L Burke from MORPHETT VALE, SA Australia  
Product exactly as described, great customer service and prompt delivery.

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Fresh and viable May 16, 2017
Reviewer: Bonsai Palace from South Fremantle, WA Australia  
Feeding baby Angels (Pterophylum scalare) can be tricky, especially in the first few weeks of hatching.  My Angel parents are great and nurse the babies until they are 'teenagers'.  For the best survival rate and healthiest young, I begin a batch of brine shrimp three days prior to hatching.  When hatched, I have about 300 babies swimming and hungry.  Starting feeding with newly hatched brine shrimp, three weeks on I still have around 100 fat, bright, healthy and smart babies.  Without brine shrimp feeding, I'd have about 5 babies left. For the breeding to be successful, I need to trust the viability and pest free brine shrimp eggs which I now only purchase from Reef Culture.  I can depend on them and so do my fish!  (photos can be attached if wanted) LK

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Very good hatch rates February 21, 2017
Reviewer: Ben from MACQUARIE PARK, NSW Australia  
Very good hatch rates

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Great Service December 19, 2014
Reviewer: Chris Holt from Montmorency , VIC Australia  
Have had problems before buying Brine shrimp eggs in that, other retailer's cysts have poor hatch rate, probably due to poor storage of cysts. Cysts purchased from Reef Culture on the other hand, have great hatch rates. Package was shipped promptly, great service.

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Brine Shrimp Eggs August 26, 2014
Reviewer: Sebastian Mannino from Croydon Park, NSW Australia  
very good hatch rate

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