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    Aquadine is a fish food that they sell seperatly so you can mix your own combination.
    It is also a crunchy flake. It floats then sinks. But if you powder it up, it floats more.

    For my African Cichlids, I mix Spirilina and Hi-Pro mix.
    http://www.aquadine.com/

    You can order directly from them, or find a petshop that carries it.

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    Hi,

    Yes, hatch the bs. It will make the fry grow faster and larger and help with deepening their color. Another trick for great color is to feed smashed frozen adult brine shrimp when they can swallow it in 2-3 weeks. If you can look in the book Enjoying Cichlids by Ad Konings. It's a mix of frozen shrimp, peas, spirulina powder, vitamins and unfloavored Knox gelatin as a binder (adding flake food helps bind it too). You make your own frozen food with this and it is great for deepening orange and yellow color in fish.

    Bobby

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    Yea thanks, I got a recipe from www.cichlid-forums.com also.

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    Here's a picture of my hatching setup:
    [img]http://home.**********.com/users/lesliex317537/Hatching%20Brine%20Shrimp.JPG[/img]
    I shut off the air, put a flashlight on the bottom and have them swim all down to the bottom, then siphon them out into the black box. I then get water from the fry tank and fill up the collection cup full and place it on top of the black box again put a flashlight to it and let the babies swim up. This way I don't get many unhatched eggs or shells.
    I am only feeding eighteen babies, so this is more than adaquate amount. I used the San Fran eggs pre-mix, but have one ounce of www.aquacave.com eggs I got on eBay to use in the future. My room also stays around 75-79 because of all the computers, fishtanks, and the terrarium. Even with my AC on.

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    Hi L,

    Nice set up and process there. Have you checked out brineshrimpdirect.com yet? Great company and great bs eggs.

    Bobby

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    Well if I ever run out, looks like a good source to get some quality eggs.

    I just collected the Brine Shrimp using my collection method:
    [img]http://home.**********.com/users/lesliex317537/Collecting%20Brine%20Shrimp.JPG[/img]

    Here are my fry eating it just now:
    [img]http://home.**********.com/users/lesliex317537/Labidochromis%20Fry%20Eating.jpg[/img]

    Seems like they love it! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

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    Looks to be a very successful artemia hatch! I agree-nothing seems to excite fry more than the jumping of brine shrimp.
    1 Nxventrata

    D. muscipula & D. muscipula 'Red Dragon'(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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    WOW what a hatch! How many tsp. of eggs did you put in the solution?

    Well I got 2 nets from brineshrimpdirect and a copy of their artemia book... I am not very satisfied.. They sent them in a old used box that was falling apart when it got here and once piece of tape. AND the two nets I bought are PENN PLAX - which are the EXACT nets I bought and the EXACT type that I had and didnt work the other day [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] Could it be the first one I had was a defect? And they bent the net handles in two to get them in the box...

    Im not impressed.. I assumed they were NON Penn Plax nets [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]

    Win some you loose some I guess. Book looks nice though.
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