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Post  gibbo156 Sat 15 Sep 2012, 10:02

I've been looking at several distributor's websites looking at videos of hatching baby brine shrimp.

Oddly, none of them ever rinse the BBS before feeding them to their Angels. They just suck up the BBS into a syringe and squirt them into the Angel tank. This can't be right can it ?

Or doesn't the salt content of the water from the BBS hatchery matter ?

Or have i just been too cautious when i rinse the BBS before feeding ?


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Post  Ghipsi Sat 15 Sep 2012, 12:41

I sypon my brineshrimp into a brineshrimp sieve and then usualy rinse with a little fresh water but if I'm in a rush then I don't bother with the rinse, but I always rince any brineshrip that I have had in the fridge over night.

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Post  Pterophyllum Sat 15 Sep 2012, 13:41

In general, rinsing brine shrimp before feeding is a good habit to get into, and it's something that I do. That said, whilst for some species that like very soft, acidic water, eg tetras, rasboras etc. it's pretty well essential. I don't think it's critical for angels. What little salt you add will be dwarfed by the amount of water removed when doing water changes.

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Post  Grummie2 Sat 15 Sep 2012, 14:12

I've never bothered rinsing brine shrimp, the % of salt that will be added to the fry tank will be extremely low, and as Rob says, with all the water changes it'll not build up to any measureable degree. I'd be more concerned if you feel there's a lot of bacteria (old hatches) being added with the shrimp, maybe thats a better reason to rinse?


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Post  gibbo156 Sat 15 Sep 2012, 15:20

Thanks for your replies everybody.

If Lisa has a few minutes at the convention tomorrow then i might discuss this with her

There is a distinct possibility that i have been doing everything wrong


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