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ZH - 2000 Artemia Blender Setup

Updated: Dec 6, 2021

Here's a fast video of how I set up a brine shrimp hatchery, as well as a recipe that guarantees more than 90% hatching.

Hatching artemia is a great technique to avoid purchasing frozen brine shrimp while also providing a steady source of fatty food for most fish.

Brine shrimps, which are primarily utilized for breeding, are also an extraordinarily efficient and energy-rich source of food for fry and adult fish.

It can be difficult to hatch them, but if you follow a few simple principles, it will become much easier.


Preparation:

  • Water, 2 liters

  • Aquarium salt (32 g) or sea salt (32 g)

  • 1 tsp baking soda to maintain a pH balance

  • 1 tbsp artemia eggs with a 90% hatch rate

  • The most crucial factor is lighting; the eggs must have access to light in order to hatch.

So I leave the light on for the first 24 hours, until more than 90% of the eggs have been hatched.



Later on, you can employ a day-night light cycle to produce the brine shrimps.

Adult Artemia is beneficial to adult fish since it is higher in protein than fat.

Another necessity is heat; if your lighting is insufficient, a heater should be used to get the water to a temperature of 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit).

You must ensure that your water is rotating at all times, which can be accomplished by utilizing a bubbler.


We tried a few other approaches, including the DIY Artemia Hatchery, but investing in a Blender like the ZH-2000 made things a lot easier.

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