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    I also noticed a diff btw brine shrimp (at least those I get from fish shops here anyway) and sea monkeys. The brine shrimp never grow beyond a little full-stop, whereas seamonekeys can get so large that one can see their eyes, tail, little feelers, etc etc. and sea monkeys seem to live longer too... the brine shrimp die after a week or so. I understand that they are one and the same. but are there different forms of the same species?

    Re triops, I got one pack from the UK (they dont sell this here in Singapore) and I havent hatched them yet. Quite worried by the fact that they last only 2 mths =) But there was this other creature together with the triop I think, any idea what this is?

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    Quote (Vertigo @ Sep. 24 2003,1:00)
    There's actually a difference believe it or not between sea monkeys and brine shrimp.

    Sea monkeys from what i've heard are a little bigger and live a little longer. Kind of like the difference between getting a small plant from seed, or one from tc. Sea monkeys are the ones that are bred and i'm not sure if it's done genetically, been awhile since I did the research, but basically they're a little different. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img][/QUOTE]
    Also, sea monkeys have a king and queen and little babies and live in castles... at least that's what I've seen in pictures. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    I really have to recommend the sea monkeys. I've had both sea monkeys brand brine shrimp and the regular - the sea monkeys definetly grow larger and live longer. Selective breeding I'm sure. Besides, they're fun to have on the desk at work. I have had a few sets, my favorite is the ghostly galleon (from FAO Schwartz) with the glow in the dark sunken ship and little light up top. And, you can always order more of the supplies from the company for a buck or two.
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    My brine shrimp i hatched for my convict cichlids did not die after week, they lived for 3 months, got to the size of sea monkeys, bred, then died... lol [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    My sea monkeys lived for 2 1/2 years. the first ones died after about 6 months, but the eggs that floated to the top and go stuck to the side of the tank wall dried out and hatched, and so on [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] It is very fun to shine a flashlight in front of the tank at night and see all of the shadows moving around.... they look kinda creepy at 3 feet in length [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rolleyes.gif[/img]

    I think triops are funner. They grow alot larger, have three eyes for their entire life (sea monkeys have 3 eyes for the first 10 days of their life, before they first molt). Triops are feirce, it is fun to watch them prey on daphina. I also, with the san fransisco bay brine shrimp, used the meathod to get some sea monkeys into fresh water, then i fed thme to the triops. It was so fun. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] Kinda sad though, the sea monkeys didn't even have a chance [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]




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    I have had a few sets, my favorite is the ghostly galleon (from FAO Schwartz) with the glow in the dark sunken ship and little light up top.[/QUOTE]

    Is FAO Schwartz that giant toy store in NY?? I've always wanted to see it!! I heard on TV that it has a special room for people with lots 'o money. Everything in there's really expensive. I heard you can even buy a personal ATM that's stocked regularly with money!! The money you withdrawal from it still comes from your bank account but you have the convenience of doing it in your own home. And you get all of this for a mere $20 grand!!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]


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    Oh, I just found out triops get their name from the fact they have 3 eyes. Makes sense.



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    Hi,

    I wonder if some of the sea monkeys might not be fairy shrimp. Fairy shrimp are freshwater, grow to be almost an inch long, lay eggs that need drying and look exactly like a great big brine shrimp. Hmmmmmm [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rolleyes.gif[/img]

    Bobby [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

    PS Newly hatched baby brine shrimp are the best way to feed the little guys to fish as long as the fish are small even to eat them. You'd be surprised though, 4 inch swordtails will carefully eat the tiny tiny tiny little brine shrimps even over live adult brine shrimps. The brine shrimp have the most nutrition in their first 12 hours of life.

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    Quote (buckeye @ Sep. 26 2003,09:57)
    Oh, I just found out triops get their name from the fact they have 3 eyes. Makes sense.



    -buckeye[/QUOTE]
    I noticed that too, I'm taking latin lessons, and "Tri" means three, and I'm guessing "ops" means eyes. Three eyes [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img]




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