DBam Posted April 2 Share Posted April 2 Been having some problems with my brine shrimp hatches. Water starts out in the 70's (°F) and eventually settles at 20.5°C or 69°F. I add 2 Tbls of uniodized salt and a pinch of baking soda in chlorinated tap water to the Ziss hatchery and leave it for ~36 hours. Air is steady but not a violent boil. When I go to drain and strain the hatch out the hatchery looks like the photo below. There is a layer of yellow/orange that is not live shrimp. I can't tell if they're dead or if they might be molts. Fish will still eat them but pickier ones turn them down, probably because they're not moving. Wondering if anyone else has encountered this and what could be done to increase live shrimp yields. I've searched around online and found people describing similar problems, sometimes on this same forum, but no resolutions. I'm determined to sort it out. I run a new batch every day to feed some tiny wild caught Dicrossus and can test and observe on a 36 hour cycle. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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