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Sea Monkeys
July 29, 2008
7:12 pm
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Malti
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so...anyone keep these little critters?

How do you keep them?
are they good to feed fish?

July 29, 2008
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as far as i know, they are just a shrimp. i used to see them being sold as pets in markets.lol.
they indeed can be used as a food, but be very expensive as i think you only get a handful of eggs in a pack.

July 29, 2008
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I always thought they were regular brine shrimp, Artemia naupli?

July 29, 2008
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no Jar they're not the same thing...wonder if they're easy to breed and keep, might get a couple for free and was thinking more food for my bettas /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

July 29, 2008
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i do believe you keep them in marine water, they need a specialist food, plankton and the like, but i'm told you can breed them, but haven't done so myself.

July 29, 2008
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They told me u can keep them in freshwater? and they eat dried algae flakes or normal algae

July 30, 2008
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Karlos buddy they definitely need salt. The "sea monkey" sets I've seen usually have salt contained in the pack with the eggs of the shrimp. Sea monkeys are apparently a cross-breed between Artemia salina and an unknown species and a lot of people refer to them as Artemia salina x nyos (New York Ocean Science Laboratories). They grow bigger than the natural form. I think the most popular species we use to feed fish is Artemia salina as well although I'm not 100% on that. These buggers were around with the dinosaurs by the way, quite interesting.

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July 30, 2008
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I think I found something "better"...a natural living fossil - Triops

July 30, 2008
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triops, yuk, ugly buggers them. lol

July 30, 2008
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well they are fascinating creatures....and i bet bettas love them /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

July 31, 2008
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these are the triops....anyone keep them/know a good genuine breeder?

July 31, 2008
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PM sent mate. /wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

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August 8, 2008
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nice video, they look interesting /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> When I first saw them I thought of the horse shoe crab I used to have in my reeftank /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

August 31, 2008
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The Triops we were talking about have just resurfaced in Scotland. Click here for BBC story.

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August 31, 2008
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tadpole shrimps :S

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