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How to breed Artemia


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What to feed the fish?

Sooner or later this question arises in any aquarist. Especially if there was a desire not only to keep the fish bought at the pet shop, but to cultivate them.

To feed fish juveniles it is necessary to learn to breed artemia - a crustacean, which in large numbers inhabits the saline water bodies of Southern Russia.

You will need

  • Salt
  • Water
  • Eggs of brine shrimp
  • Bank for 3-5 liters
  • Compressor
  • Thermometer
  • Heater
  • Nettle with small cells



Measure how much fish food you will needFor the next few days. In accordance with the result obtained, make a solution of table salt. For 1 teaspoon of eggs, 2 liters of water and 3 tablespoons of salt are needed. Salt in the spoon should be typed with a slide.


Prepare the aquarium. Make it from an ordinary can, which should be somewhat larger than the volume of the solution. Decide what size of the crustaceans your fishes need. If you need juveniles, place the eggs in the jar right away. If you want to get bigger crustaceans, you must provide them with food in advance. To do this, put a jar of solution in the sun. Eggs put in the solution after the algae appear on the walls. Very much like crustaceans and orange peels.


The bank must be equipped with a compressor andHeater. Without a heater, in principle, you can do, creating a room temperature in the aquarium. But in warm water the crayfish will hatch faster. At room temperature, at 18-20 ° C, the babies will be born after two days, and if the water is made about 28 ° C, then it will be enough for a day. To overheat water too it is impossible. The best option is to take out artemia at the same temperature, which is also maintained in an aquarium with fish.


Once the crayfish hatch, they can beginTo feed the fish. In salt water, the crustaceans live for several days, and if they are fed, they can even multiply. You can catch them with a net with very small cells - for example, gas. Water accurately express, and the crustaceans release into an aquarium with fish. Artemia is fed by adult neonchikov, cardinals, guppies and other fish, and for many species, crustaceans are the original food.

How to breed Artemia Was last modified: May 23rd, 2017 By Luisyupl
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