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Old 06/30/2020, 04:07 AM   #1
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Non-enriched brine shrimp in the tank - what to do?

I am breeding a cardinal fish. I am feeding them enriched brine shrimp.

But I put too much of the shrimp into the tank with the fish. The shrimp loses most of the nutritional value in hours, but the fish ate only a few and the rest is still there.

I don't want the fry to keep eating the shrimp with no nutrition. What should I do?

1. Add the enrichment for the BS right into the tank. I use powder algae.

2. Wait until the BS starves and dies.

3. Try to siphon them out.


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Old 06/30/2020, 05:56 AM   #2
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Old 06/30/2020, 06:39 AM   #3
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If your that worried a water change would do the best, never dose straight into your tank unless professionally advised or at your own risk


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Old 06/30/2020, 09:33 AM   #4
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This is a 10 gal tank for breeding. I just figured out 80% solution to the problem.

I siphoned 80% of the water through a sock and put the water back.

Problem almost gone.




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Old 06/30/2020, 01:48 PM   #5
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For the future: If you have live microalgae, then you can just add that, and the brine shrimp will just keep eating and stay relatively enriched until they're eaten. As a bonus, the live microalgae can bloom and take up nitrogenous waste.


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Old 06/30/2020, 02:33 PM   #6
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For the future: If you have live microalgae, then you can just add that, and the brine shrimp will just keep eating and stay relatively enriched until they're eaten. As a bonus, the live microalgae can bloom and take up nitrogenous waste.
Yes, that would work, but I did not have live microalgae. I use a concentrate and was not sure that was the best idea adding it to the tank.

Maybe it could work with the concentrate because I use it when breeding clowns for the first week or so to green up the water and keep rotifers alive.


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