Discussion in 'Breeding Tropical Fish' started by sharkyshark, May 24, 2009.
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Anyone used one of these?
Continuous Hatch 'N Feeder
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any thoughts on this device?
No experience with it but if it works that looks like an awesome device.
looks interesting sharky. someones gotta be the guinea pig. lol.
I'm curious as to the claim
"Unique design means saltwater in the hatcher never mixes with aquarium water. Hatched shrimp simply swim out into your aquarium by their natural attraction to light".
If there's a method for them to swim out into the tank doesn't that mean some water mixing? Can brine shrimp fly? Teleport?
Not that it would hurt a marine tank or anything.... just an odd claim that I can't see being accurate.
I'll stick with my fuge and buck-o-pods.
One on Order, going to check it out. Whats the worst that can happen?
ive looked at them before was talked out of it by some friends, #1 they basically require brackish conditions for hatching, not pure marine or fresh so if you were doing this with a small say 10g hatchout tank that'd be a better idea, plus when brine hatch their so small their worthless to fish, you have to grow them out for around 2 weeks to get them to a decent size
The worst that can happen is that bacteria that artemia cysts are known to have, can make it's way the same way the newborn nauplii do, into the main tank.
That bacteria has been known to wipe out tanks.
I personally would not put any brine into any of my tanks without rinsing them in fresh water first.
This is also recommended by the Artemia Reference Centre at the University of Ghent, and by Brine Shrimp Direct.
You can lessen the odds by decapping the cysts before hatching, or, at the very least, sterilize them before hatching by doing a bleach treatment in a quart of water with 17ml of bleach followed by a good rinse.
I bought one of these and I think I wasted my money. There's just too much flow if they swim out I think they pretty much just end up going back down the overflow. It's much better to hatch a bunch in a container turn the pumps and powerheads off and dump the swimmers in. (no eggshells of course).
I was going to use one of these for roti's in a 3 gal picotope for clownfish fry.
I just found this on them.
Review of "Continuous Hatch 'N Feeder" (Brine Shrimp Corral)
gonna get one and see how it goes.
what does everyone think for type of clown?
nevermind started a poll instead...
let me know what you think.
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