Artemia Hatchery - HOBBY
Artemia Hatchery - HOBBY
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Simplest method of hatching brine shrimp eggs. Only the eggs and salt are required. It is not even necessary here to connect an aerator. Enables simple removal of larvae for feeding to your young fish. Now with enclosed feeding dropper!
The rearing tray is used for hatching Artemia nauplii. They are ideal food for your fish or their young fry. A healthy development and a splendid colour development are thus guaranteed. Probably the simplest system for for the hobby aquarist to bring Artemia eggs to hatch. All you need are Artemia eggs, Artemia salt and water. The Artemia rearing tray is ideal if you want to occasionally spoil your fry with live food.
Frequently asked questions
Can I use normal salt for breeding Artemia?
In principle, iodine-free salt can be used for breeding. However, the composition of HOBBY Artemia Salt corresponds exactly to the salt water of the Artemia's area of origin. It also contains traces of plankton for feeding the hatched nauplii. According to scientific findings, the best hatching is achieved with HOBBY Artemia Salt.
Why are my Artemia nauplii dying?
There are numerous reasons for the death of Artemia euplii, from the quality or contamination of the water used, to the quality and quantity of the food given, the hygiene during rearing and the use of suitable rearing containers. We recommend the reference book "Artemia - Der Urzeitkrebs" by Oliver Drewes from the VIVARIA publishing house. Illustrated with numerous microscope photographs and drawings, the book describes the seven recognised Artemia species according to the current state of knowledge. After describing the special reproductive biology, the most successful rearing systems are presented. A separate chapter "Artemia in aquaristics" provides practical tips, for example on increasing the hatching rate and the survival rate of nauplii and Artemia.
Instructions for use
Dissolve 3 slightly heaped teaspoons (16 g) of HOBBY Artemia Salt in half a Liter of water and pour into dish. Fill dish with water up to the „water level“ mark (1).
Set the white divider disk (B) into the middle and insert the sleve (A) into the centre opening (2 + 3). Distribute 1 – 3 dosage spoons (C) (as required) of HOBBY Artemia Eggs evenly around the outer circle and close lid (4).
Keep lid in position ”closed“ to avoid unwanted ingress of light.
At normal room temperature the Artemia will hatch after 36 / 48 hours. The nauplia will be attracted by light and gravitate towards the centre sieve, from which they may comfortably be extracted and used.
After use clean dish and sleeve thoroughly with fresh water.