David’s Live Fish Foods

Raising Adult Brine Shrimp Indoors

Requirements: 3-10 gallon container light source spirulina powder or pea powder or    very fine fish food or Selcon airline (no airstone) used brine shrimp water with some unhatched eggs Room temperature. 68F - 76F Time from baby brine shrimp to adults - 3 weeks depending on temp and feeding Time until the salt water tub water is depleted - for me 5-6 weeks. I start a brine shrimp hatching bottle every day. After I have syphoned out the hatched shrimp there is always unhatched eggs and salt water that is still in pretty good shape. I syphon out the water from the middle of the water and our that water into a 3 - 10 gallon container. I do not want any of the empty brine shrimp egg shells that will be floating on the top of the water. I also only want a very few of the unhatched eggs stuck on the bottom. I just want the almost clear water in the middle 2/3 of the hatching bottle. That water will still have some unhatched eggs.  I add a airline to keep the water moving around. The eggs will hatch in the next day or so. I put a light right over the top of the container and let it run 24 hours a day. With a little luck some algae will grow in the water providing even more food for the baby brine shrimp. I repeat this process every day with the new finished hatching bottle. I pour the middle water into the larger container until it is 5-6 inches deep. Any deeper than that and it splashes out from the airstone and makes a mess. It takes a week or two for the container to reach that level. Then I stop adding water. The few eggs that are in each days added water will grow up. I will have a batch of fresh adults every day for as many days as I added water. So if I added water for 2 weeks, once the first adults show up I will have fresh adults every day for 2 weeks. After that I am out of eggs, out of adults, and the water is getting nasty. The left over good brine shrimp eggs will hatch and I will be able to see the baby brine shrimp swimming around. I will then start feeding the baby brine shrimp. Seriously, only feed a very very small amount. The shrimp are small and do not eat a lot at this size. If you overfeed you will foul the water and everything will die. After about 3 weeks the adult shrimp are ready to start feeding. This is so easy to do. With this size container I can not grow tons of shrimp, but more than enough to provide some really great food to a few pairs that need a little extra push to start breeding. In my case that usually means feeding to killies, apistos or wild bettas. Below is a Youtube video showing all of this in action. Please subscribe to my channel and stay up to date on all my latest videos.
David’s Live Fish Foods

Raising Adult Brine Shrimp Indoors

Requirements: 3-10 gallon container light source spirulina powder or pea powder or    very fine fish food or Selcon airline (no airstone) used brine shrimp water with some unhatched eggs Room temperature. 68F - 76F Time from baby brine shrimp to adults - 3 weeks depending on temp and feeding Time until the salt water tub water is depleted - for me 5-6 weeks. I start a brine shrimp hatching bottle every day. After I have syphoned out the hatched shrimp there is always unhatched eggs and salt water that is still in pretty good shape. I syphon out the water from the middle of the water and our that water into a 3 - 10 gallon container. I do not want any of the empty brine shrimp egg shells that will be floating on the top of the water. I also only want a very few of the unhatched eggs stuck on the bottom. I just want the almost clear water in the middle 2/3 of the hatching bottle. That water will still have some unhatched eggs.  I add a airline to keep the water moving around. The eggs will hatch in the next day or so. I put a light right over the top of the container and let it run 24 hours a day. With a little luck some algae will grow in the water providing even more food for the baby brine shrimp. I repeat this process every day with the new finished hatching bottle. I pour the middle water into the larger container until it is 5-6 inches deep. Any deeper than that and it splashes out from the airstone and makes a mess. It takes a week or two for the container to reach that level. Then I stop adding water. The few eggs that are in each days added water will grow up. I will have a batch of fresh adults every day for as many days as I added water. So if I added water for 2 weeks, once the first adults show up I will have fresh adults every day for 2 weeks. After that I am out of eggs, out of adults, and the water is getting nasty. The left over good brine shrimp eggs will hatch and I will be able to see the baby brine shrimp swimming around. I will then start feeding the baby brine shrimp. Seriously, only feed a very very small amount. The shrimp are small and do not eat a lot at this size. If you overfeed you will foul the water and everything will die. After about 3 weeks the adult shrimp are ready to start feeding. This is so easy to do. With this size container I can not grow tons of shrimp, but more than enough to provide some really great food to a few pairs that need a little extra push to start breeding. In my case that usually means feeding to killies, apistos or wild bettas. Below is a Youtube video showing all of this in action. Please subscribe to my channel and stay up to date on all my latest videos.