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The Best Brine Shrimp Hatchery

It is important to feed fish a varied diet in order to keep them as healthy as possible.  Their immune systems rely on nutritious food to help them fight of pests, diseases and even stress.

As you may already know, brine shrimp, or sea monkeys, are their most nutritional to saltwater fish ( as well as coral and invertebrates) within the first 6 to 8 hours of hatching.  This is because they still have their yolk sacs attached and this is what makes them a good source of food for tank inhabitants.

Brine Shrimp Hatchery Dish (Eggs sold separately.)
  • Easy to Use
  • No Aeration or Additional Equipment Needed
  • Perfec For Small Volume Hatching Needs - Yields over 100,000 Baby Brine Shrimp in 24 Hours

It is for this reason that The Brine Shrimp Hatchery Dish is designed to HATCH brine shrimp (artemia) and not grow them to adulthood.  If you would like to grow brine shrimps to maturity then they will require air and food as mentioned in this instructional article. 

Using a small amount of shrimp eggs (more on that below), you will have plenty of newly hatched baby brine shrimp in 24 – 48 hours to feed your fish.  In fact you may get live shrimp several days later. 

Why buy live baby brine shrimp when you could easily hatch them yourself at a fraction of the cost? 

Check out the Brine Shrimp Hatchery here.

Great reasons to get Hobby's Brine Shrimp Hatchery

  • Great value for money

  • Easy to clean

  • Simple to use

  • No need to use an air stone

  • No heating required

  • Separates the baby brine shrimp from the unhatched and empty shells

  • Great source of protein for your fish

Brine shrimp hatchery instructions

1.  Mix 15 grams of sea salt (not table salt or any other salt that contains iodide) in 18 fl oz. (500ml) RO water.  

2.  Fill the dish with the salt/water mix till it reaches the water level mark.

3.  Place the divider disk into the centre and insert the small plastic sieve into the gap in the center.

4.  Fill the scoop with fresh brine shrimp eggs (available here) and disperse into the outer section of the dish only.  

5.  Place the cover on and wait 24 hours.  

6.  If you have no light source where your dish is placed, ie. garage or basement, use a place the dish in an area of light or use a lamp to attract the baby brine shrimp into the centre of the dish.  

7.  You should now see hundreds, if not thousands of baby brine shrimp!

8.  Remove the white sieve from the center and rinse with RO water before feeding to your fish.

Now you know how easy it is, get your Brine Shrimp Hatchery here.

Get your brine shrimp hatchery now

You will also need: Brine shrimp eggs

Please note that brine shrimp eggs are sold separately to the hatchery and I would highly recommend these Shrimp Eggs.  They have a high hatch rate which the majority of other suppliers are unable to achieve.   

One bottle contains 1.75 oz of dry eggs which should have a hatch-out of 245 000 Nauplii brine shrimp.  That’s a lot of brine shrimp that will keep your fish extremely happy!  

To get your brine shrimp eggs

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