I quickly setup a BBS Hatchery last night. 2 liter bottle, cut in half - air line in the cap - bubble rate so everything spins in there. Added about a 1 Tbls salt, little epsom salt, and a small amount of BBS Eggs -
24 hours later - I turned off the air and let it settle. I could see shrimps! I was excited. So as I have read, I covered the bottle, and put a flashlight aimed tward the cap. I waited about 10 mins and as per the web, Should have been able to use a baster and suck up the shrimps from teh bottom of the bottle. Because the eggs should have floated to the top.
Well haha - I sucked up lots of eggs that were on the bottom and I would guess some shrimp... I then put the baster contents through a Penn Plax (NEW) BBS Net... and everything slid right through it....... Im not impressed with the net. When I swished the net (looks empty) into a container of fresh water, no live shrimp were found. When I put the contents that went through the net into a container, I could see LOTS of eggs that were sinking and some shrimp.
So what am I doing wrong? Do I need to wait longer? Are the sinking eggs eggs that will hatch soon? I added a light above the hatchery tonight. This is the one thing I didnt have before. It had light for probably 12 of the 24 hours yesterday. Does that make that much of a difference?
And what about that BBS Net? Is it a defect, or are they all just a joke?