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What Exactly Do Sea Monkeys Eat? If you’ve decided to raise sea monkeys, it’s extremely important to try your best to feed them the suitable food to help them flourish as well as live as long as possible. What do sea monkeys eat? Sea monkeys, often known as brine shrimp, are filter feeders and filter feeders obtain their food from the water around them. Like some other type of crustaceans, they go after phytoplankton and algae in the wild. Although you may be provided with a tiny bit of food for your sea monkeys if you do buy them in a kit, it is essential to find out what they eat so you can arrange food for them at some point. What exactly do sea monkeys eat as babies? When they're babies, or maybe in their nauplii form, they have got energy reserves stored in their egg, that gives them with the meals that they need. After about five days, this energy reserve is depleted, which is when you want to start feeding your sea monkeys. At this moment, you will have to ensure they are really fed every five days roughly. Precisely what do ‘grown up’ sea monkeys eat? You have several food choices to decide on when feeding your brine shrimp. First, it's possible to give your sea monkeys some powdered algae or pre-prepared sea monkey or brine shrimp food (that is likely to be some kind of powdered algae). Other food options you can easily feed them include powdered yeast, hard-boiled egg yolks and wheat flour. Since phytoplankton and algae are what sea monkeys eat in the wild, a lot of people try and go to collect these food items from the nearby lake or ocean. However, it’s essential to avoid doing this. As you collect these food items from local water, pollutants in the water could contaminate the meals, in addition to the water you collect with the food. You don’t need to introduce harmful substances or dangerous bacteria to your tank of sea monkeys when you add the food, so it’s better to avoid this choice. As you now know the response to the question, what can sea monkeys eat, it’s crucial that you learn how to feed thier food to them too. As they consume food through the water, you only need to add some food to the water inside the tank. The ideal way to add it really is to take out a little tank water within a clean (and rinsed) cup or glass, stir in a tiny pinch of sea monkey food, after which place the tank water and food back into the tank. Then it is easier to your brine shrimp to access the food all over the entire tank. Always remember, just a little food will go a long way, because your sea monkeys are so small. Avoid overfeeding your pets, since uneaten food will become waste, which can produce ammonia. Ammonia can kill your pets, so ensure you only provide them with a very small pinch of food to avoid harming their environment, or maybe your sea monkeys. One method for you to tell if your sea monkeys are getting enough to nibble on would be to check they regularly possess a thin black line down their backs - this line is their digestive tract of course, if it’s black then that means it’s full. By learning what sea monkeys do and don’t eat, and understanding how much to feed them you can help your sea monkeys enjoy a longer and healthier life. By David Franklin author of Sea Monkeys & Brine Shrimp, A Keepers Handbook
Topic revision: r1 - 05 May 2014, wellstommy253
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