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Sea Monkeys

This topic contains 14 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  Malti 9 years, 1 month ago.

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  • #299615

    Malti
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    so…anyone keep these little critters?

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

    #307848

    keith565
    Participant

    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.

    #307849

    Jarcave
    Participant

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

    #307851

    Malti
    Participant

    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

    #307859

    keith565
    Participant

    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.

    #307860

    Malti
    Participant

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

    #307866

    Matt
    Keymaster

    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.

    #307869

    Malti
    Participant

    I think I found something “better”…a natural living fossil – Triops

    #307874

    keith565
    Participant

    triops, yuk, ugly buggers them. lol

    #307877

    Malti
    Participant

    well they are fascinating creatures….and i bet bettas love them

    #307931

    Malti
    Participant

    these are the triops….anyone keep them/know a good genuine breeder?

    #307942

    Matt
    Keymaster

    PM sent mate.

    #308190

    Richy
    Participant

    nice video, they look interesting /biggrin.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:D” border=”0″ alt=”biggrin.gif” />

    #309029

    Matt
    Keymaster

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

    #309035

    Malti
    Participant

    tadpole shrimps :S

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