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Feed both, then stop egg yolk after 7 days but keep it handy just in case you get a bad brine shrimp hatch. Do not let your fry go on empty stomach.

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Feed both, then stop egg yolk after 7 days but keep it handy just in case you get a bad brine shrimp hatch. Do not let your fry go on empty stomach.

Ok, thanks. I can just about make up their stomachs right now, looking quite full!

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Go VERY easy on the egg yolk, and make sure you clean up REALLY well afterwards. It's horribly messy, and will fuzz up your tank in a hurry if left unchecked. Also, if you have any decorations, plastic plants, whatever, make sure you give it a quick rinse after feeding with egg or remove them all together, again it will get "fuzzy". Ask me how I know =P

I'd stick with the brine shrimp as best you can. If I were you I'd run two batches of brine shrimp, a day apart, that way as one batch goes "bad" the other batch will just be hatching =)

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When I hatched brine shrimp last year they all lived for nearly a week. That is with pickling salt, in a 1.5g tank and an air stone. I wonder why others here said they last only a few hours? I am trying to hatch some again now but am wondering if they are still good after a year. I thought they would be fine as I read how supposedly the ancient egyptians had them in thier tombs and they were still viable, but then I read on a forum that they don't last long unless you store them a specific way. I guess I'll find out tomorrow!

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When I hatched brine shrimp last year they all lived for nearly a week. That is with pickling salt, in a 1.5g tank and an air stone. I wonder why others here said they last only a few hours? I am trying to hatch some again now but am wondering if they are still good after a year. I thought they would be fine as I read how supposedly the ancient egyptians had them in thier tombs and they were still viable, but then I read on a forum that they don't last long unless you store them a specific way. I guess I'll find out tomorrow!

I guessed that when people say they live a few hours I think that's once they're put in the water with the fry at a lower salt concentration. I've seen my brine shrimp lasting round 5 days, so I have to on the go, I refill the bottes every 3 days.

I think I heard somewhere that they should be alright as all the moisture is sucked out of them, so long as they're stored away from damp, not 100% sure about 80% this is the case, mine wouldn't last that long, they're decapsulated.

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