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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-22-2013, 02:58 AM Thread Starter
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Raise blackworms or brine shrimp?

What do fw livestock like more? Trying to decide which one I want to raise in my spare tank.
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All aquarium fish would probably like blackworms more. As for brine shrimp, baby fry fish would like them.

Now.. I'd say raising and culturing brine shrimp... However I heard it requires a bit of work and the adults don't contain as much nutrition as their babies, but it's up to you to decide. As for blackworms, they are not that great of an idea, because it takes them forever to get going and multiply through fragmentation.. IMO so you're better off buying live worms to feed instead of culturing them. A good live food to culture in your spare tank would be daphnia. But the bad thing about culturing them is that you would have to monitor them pretty much everyday and provide them with clean aged fresh water and green water/algae powder food, which is time consuming, unless you have a lot of time in your hands..

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im keeping blackworms but the population dosent seem to grow at all brine would probably grow/breed quicker
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yeh I am growing brine shrimp, much easier and super fast. Plus I can use to feed my sw tanks!

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You might also consider looking into fairy shrimp. They are the freshwater version of brine shrimp so you can eliminate one of the hassles involved in raising brine shrimp, the brine. I'm getting ready to set up the newest 75 gallon tank and will be adding the whole desert pack to it to see what grows up. Supposedly the list includes the following:

bag contains about 10 Triops, 10 Beavertail Fairy Shrimp, 100 Redtail Fairy Shrimp, 30 Vernal Clam Shrimp, some of Water Flea, and Seed Shrimp eggs with basic food.
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