Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Brine Shrimp

I've often mentioned that I grow brine shrimp to feed to the baby angelfish. Because the babies are barely the size of a pinhead when they hatch, they need something very tiny to fit into their mouths and tummies.

I have a brine shrimp hatchery and I often will pour some of the water and shrimp into a glass grapefruit jar (cleaned out, of course) while hatching more shrimp in the hatchery. The babies eat a lot so they are fed twice a day.

Here's what brine shrimp babies look like up close: