Grow Your Own Brine Shrimp
For Baby Fish & Reef Tanks
Hatch your own fish food or use as an educational tool. Includes base and 3 packets of Hatch Mix™. Add soda bottle, air pump and water. Not intended to raise shrimp to adult size.
- Easy to setup, clean & maintain
- Can be used again and again
- Proven to trigger a feeding response in fish fry
Small or Baby Freshwater Fish: Egg Laying, Live Bearing, Platys, Tetras and others.
Small Saltwater Fish: Gobies, Blennies and others.
Saltwater Invertebrates: Tridacnid Clams, Crabs, Feather Dusters, Shrimps, Sea Apples and others.
Corals: SPS, LPS and others.
1. Setting up the Hatchery
A) Take a 2 liter soda bottle and cut off the bottom of the bottle (right where it starts to curve inward).
B) Turn the bottle upside down and screw it into the Hatchery base.
C) Attach one end of the airline tubing to the bottom of the base and the other end to an air pump. To prevent pump damage during a power failure use a check valve (found at your local pet/fish store) or place pump above water surface level.
2. Hatching eggs
A) Fill the bottle with 1 liter (about 1/2 full) of dechlorinated water.
B) Plug in air pump to start aeration.
C) Add one packet of Hatch Mix™ (if you are mixing your own eggs and salt; use a teaspoon of eggs and 1 tablespoon of aquarium rock salt or synthetic sea salt).
D) Place a light source about 8 inches away from the bottom of the bottle.
E) Temperature should be about 80-82 degrees F; pH should be maintained above 8.0.
F) Eggs should hatch in 24-36 hours
3. Harvesting the baby brine shrimp
A) Unplug air pump (keep pump above water surface)
B) Wait approximately 5-10 minutes for babies to swim towards the light at the bottom of the bottle and for the shells to float to the top.
C) Remove airline tubing from pump (keeping above water surface).
D) Slowly lower tubing over a brine shrimp net to strain babies from water.
E) Rinse babies under cool tap water to remove salt.
F) Feed to your fish.
A) Dump hatching water from bottle
B) Remove bottle from Hatchery
Clean bottle and Hatchery with hot tap water and rinse well (you can also use a commercial aquarium cleaner)
NEVER USE HATCHING WATER MORE THAN ONCE. ALWAYS USE A CLEAN BOTTLE.
Hatchery Base, 3 Hatch Mix™ packets (sodium chloride, magnesium sulfate, brine shrimp eggs), 3 Ft. air line.
An inexpensive and easy to maintain system to hatch your own baby brine shrimp over and over again. The jerky swimming motions of freshly hatched baby brine shrimp are known to trigger the feeding instinct of fish fry. Freshly hatched baby brine shrimp still contain their yolk sac and as such form a food rich in marine derived fatty acids.
Crude Protein Min 55.0% Crude Fat Min 18.0% Crude Fiber Max 5.0% Moisture Max 9.0%
Available Product sizes
Hatchery Kit ITEM# 66190