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I am looking for some one local that sells live brine shrimp and also am looking for some one local that I can buy the eggs from and try and hatch out my own. I have never done it before but have been looking online at peoples set ups does not seem to be overly difficult but maybe a tad bit tidious. I want to have something extra to supplament my mandarin with and though that this would be the way to go and if I suck at hatching them myself then I would buy them already hatched. I just dont want to pay for or deal with shipping.

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You can order 1,000 pods from reef2reef!! I did this right about the time I got my mandarin. I have been hatching the brine as well though like you said just to supplement a little. Hatching them isn't that bad....you can throw some eggs in some tank water with a little flow and hatch when needed. I'll post a pic in a few of how we're doing it.

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I used to hatch baby brine shrimp all the time when I had a freshwater fish hatchery. I used an upside down two liter bottle with a hole in the top for a hanger and to let air out. A little salt added and a simple whisper air pump to create a gentle flow. I ran it overnight then when I turned off the air the eggshells floated and the shrimp sank. I used about a teaspoon a day of eggs. Strain, rinse, and feed. You can get a can of eggs for not too much and it will last for months even with using more than I did. No need to do anything fancy unless you indtend to raise the shrimp to juvenile or adult size. But since your going to throw them into your tank some will inevitably survive and take root in your sump or substrate anyhow. Last time I bought brine shrimp eggs I think I paid about 25 dollars for a large can but it could be more for them now.

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When I got my mandarin about 6 months ago all I did was get a bottle of tigerpods and seeded the tank. Never needed to use brineshrimp and it's been eating cyclopeeze pretty much the whole time I've had him. Not sure it's worth the trouble of doing brine myself but good luck if you decide to do it. I couldn't find a local source that had anything of decent quality on the brine when I was looking for the seahorse babies.

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10 monthes ago when I starte I used garf grunge which had a pretty good start of pods for my system and three months ago I put a bottle of tiger pods in and then I also dumped another bottle in the day I bought my mandarin . I am taget feeding cyclopeeze he shows intrest but has not eaten any yet. I was going to supplement the live brine till I can get him switched over to eating large amounts of cyclopeeze during feedings. He is not your average sized mandarin in fact this is probabaly the bigest one I have ever seen =)

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10 monthes ago when I starte I used garf grunge which had a pretty good start of pods for my system and three months ago I put a bottle of tiger pods in and then I also dumped another bottle in the day I bought my mandarin . I am taget feeding cyclopeeze he shows intrest but has not eaten any yet. I was going to supplement the live brine till I can get him switched over to eating large amounts of cyclopeeze during feedings. He is not your average sized mandarin in fact this is probabaly the bigest one I have ever seen =)

 

That's only because you didn't see mine. I got the big one (whistle). I'm glad he is still doing well. They had in some of the nicest looking mandarins I have ever seen.

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