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Live Adult Brine Shrimp
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Live Adult Brine Shrimp (Artemia salina)
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Live Adult Brine Shrimp are tiny reddish brown crustaceans that are approximately 3/16" - 1/4" in length, and are farm raised in the United States. Live Artemia are an ideal food source for finicky eaters such as seahorses, pipefish, mandarinfish and other dragonets. Brine Shrimp are non-selective, filter feeding invertebrates, and consume algae, bacteria, diatoms, and microbes. To maintain long term, keep in a small aquarium or 5-gallon bucket by themselves with an air-driven sponge filter. Live Brine Shrimp should be fed liquid Phytoplankton or Brine Shrimp Food when maintaining these animals for more than a few days. For short term storage, keeping them in the unopened bag (there is enough pure oxygen sealed in the bag for 3 days) and placing the bag in a 40ºF refrigerator works well. At this temperature they will slow down their metabolism and require very little oxygen. Before feeding Adult Brine Shrimp it is recommended to enrich them with a vitamin supplement such as Selcon that is high in HUFA and other fatty acids, a few hours before feeding aquarium fish to increase their nutritional value.

Live Adult Brine Shrimp are guaranteed to arrive alive but are exempt from our extended guarantee after their arrival. It is important to temperature acclimate the Brine Shrimp as they may arrive cool and need time to warm up.

Approximate Purchase Size: 3/16" to 1/4"

Approximate Quantity: 38894: 1 oz of Live Shrimp in 6" Bag with 24 oz of Seawater; 38895: 2 oz of Live Shrimp in 8" Bag with 48 oz of Seawater.

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