Brine Shrimp Eggs Hatching Tutorial
Everything you need to know on how to hatch brine shrimp eggs in a short video
If you prefer hatching Instruction in words
Its easy as 1, 2, 3 to hatch brine shrimp eggs
Hatching Conditions for Optimal Hatch-Out
1. Use aquarium salt. If you do not use aquarium salt, make sure the salt does not contain iodide.
2. Hatchery water ph should be about 8.0. I recommend adding 1/2 teaspoon of epson salt or baking soda per liter of water to raise the Ph.
3. Make sure there is a heater in the hatchery and set the temperature at about 28 degrees Celsius/82 degrees Fahrenheit. Below optimal hatching temperature reduce hatch-out and prolong the hatch time.
4. The hatchery must be lit at all times. I recommend shining an ordinary desktop light during the whole hatching process.
5. Constant aeration is required. An air pump is a must.
Step 1: Add dechlorinated water to the brine shrimp hatchery. Watch the video above for more information on how to make a hatchery.
Step 2: Add 1 2/3 tablespoon of regular non-iodized salt per liter of water and a pinch of baking soda.
Step 3: Connect an air pump to the hatchery and run it for the duration of the hatching.
Step 4: Add 0.5 gram of brine shrimp eggs per liter of water
Step 5: In about 24 hours, all brine shrimp should be hatched. Extract them and feed to your fish directly or transfer them to bigger tank to grow them to adult size.
Step 6: If you want to grow the shrimps to adult size, feed them 1-2 teaspoon of bakers yeast or spirulina powder 1 to 2 times daily.