So I have seen many many youtube videos detailing how to hatch bbs. My difference is that I only need to hatch enough for one picky Scarlet badis so everything I have seen is sort of overkill. Can anyone share an easier way I can do this small scale enough for only one 0.8" fish to eat on a daily basis? The little brat just turns his nose up at the frozen daphnia I bought him... Is there some sort of kit I can get that doesn't require all the tubing and air pump and splattery salty mess?
Couldn't you just use a soda bottle and an airstone? Does it really need to be some fancy kit?
It doesn't need to be fancy, but it would be nice if it was smaller, and I didn't need to worry about having a clamp light on 24/7 for heat and worrying about it starting the house on fire. I tried doing a small pinch of bs eggs and they all just ended up getting bubbled around the rim of the container and only about 5 bbs hatched. The tank is in my bathroom so it would be nice if I could fit it in there and not have to run to the other side of the house in the basement to get food for the fish. Might seem silly but when there are 100s of these little things taking extra time, they all add up. Where do I buy daphnia eggs and find info about hatching those?
My scarlets eat microworms as their regular diet and get a couple times a week feeding of grindal worms. All are healthy and happy. I think both microworms and grindal worms are easier than the baby brine shrimp hatching. Even though I feed all of my fish decapped brine shrimp, the scarlets will not even look at it.