Live Brine Still Available Anywhere?

Discussion in 'Resources' started by fingerwrinkles, Oct 28, 2017.

  1. Hi folks ... long time since posting, but still active in the hobby. I was wondering whether any stores in the bay area still sell live brine? The ones that used to that I knew of are no longer around, but I imagine some must still set it. My QT inhabitants might appreciate some :).

    Thanks in advance for any help / suggestions!
  2. East Bay All About Fish has it available. I wouldn't by fish there but brine should be fine.
  3. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    We get eggs, they hatch in a day
  4. Kremis

    Kremis Supporting Member

    hatching your own is easy. just get eggs, babies hatch in a day
  5. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

    Aquatic Collection usually have them
  6. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

    AC usually gets brine in on Tuesdays. They had a small blip in stock a little over a month or two ago, but I've seen it there the last 3 weeks.
  7. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    Live brine used to be so cheap now it's just expensive to buy.

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  8. Newjack

    Newjack Supporting Member

    i remember paying .75 cents an ounce when I was a young boy. Going with my dad to the fish store.
    How much is an ounce now?
  9. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    Live Aquaria sells it 15.99 I think not sure what local sells it any more

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  10. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

    $3.00/oz at AC
  11. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Colorado member

    That’s not too bad. That’s only 4 times as much since @Newjack was a boy.
  12. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    So $1 increases every 10 years?

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  13. tankguy

    tankguy BOD

    Compared to what this hobby cost that’s nothing
  14. What do you feed it too? And how much? Just curious.
  15. MolaMola

    MolaMola Supporting Member

    Tagging along - Does anyone feed something to or coat the shrimp to make them more nutritious?

    And check out our new hatchery/egg separator some girls finished last week - we will see Monday if it works. Cover dark section, fill clear section with SW and put light over it, remove plug in center wall, unhatched eggs SHOULD stay sunken in dark section and eggshells SHOULD stay floating in dark section, while shrimp swim over to the light section. We shall see. (Sick of leaky 2L bottle screw-on thing and cleaning eggshells out of jellyfish tank.)
  16. And when yo buy them at a store are they usually gut loaded or just not that nutritious?
  17. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    Brine shrimp and rotifers are not really that nutritious (think of them as an empty grocery bag). There have been studies as to exactly when/what to feed them to make them better. But as I understand it us hobbyists dont ever get the best strains. And no matter what you feed them, they will always be crud nutritionally.
  18. Which is why I was curious why folks buy them unless it's for appropriate size fry (but most people breeding would hatch their own.)
  19. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    You can't grow them to large size without proper foods.

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  20. Thanks guys - appreciate the suggestions. I have cultures of live BBS going, but wanted something larger and live to trigger feeding mechanism.

    On a couple of the side questions, I do on occasion gut load BS or BBS with either Reed Rotigrow or rotifers that were loaded with Rotigrow. This is an easy to follow method as the Rotigrow will color up the rotifers and BBS / BS; when they show green bellies you know they're set to go.

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