Guide to Hatching Baby Brine Shrimp.

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Comprehensive Guide to Hatching Baby Brine Shrimp

Equipment Needed:

1. Brine Shrimp Eggs: High-quality eggs ensure a better hatch rate.

2. Incubation Container: A clear container like a hatchery, jar, or small aquarium.

3. Air Pump and Airline Tubing: Oxygenate the water and keep eggs suspended.

4. Heater (optional): For maintaining optimal temperature.

5. Salt: Non-iodised salt or synthetic sea salt.

6. Water: Preferably dechlorinated or distilled water.

7. Light Source (optional): To encourage hatching.

8. Sieve or Fine Net: For harvesting shrimp.

9. Measuring Spoons: For accurate measurements.


1. Mix Saltwater Solution: Dissolve about 1.5 tablespoons of salt per litre of water. The specific gravity of the water should be around 1.018 to 1.024.

2. Fill Incubation Container: Pour the saltwater into the container.

3. Set Up Aeration: Connect the air pump to the airline tubing and place the end of the tubing in the container to provide gentle aeration.

Hatching Process:

1. Add Eggs: Sprinkle some brine shrimp eggs into the water. Avoid overcrowding, as it can reduce hatch rates.

2. Optimal Temperature: Maintain the water temperature between 77°F to 82°F (25°C to 28°C). Use a heater if necessary.

3. Provide Light: Place a light source near the container to encourage hatching.

4. Aeration: Ensure continuous, gentle aeration to keep eggs in suspension without vigorous agitation.

5. Hatch Time: Typically, brine shrimp hatch in 24 to 48 hours, depending on temperature and conditions.


1. Turn Off Aeration: Stop the aeration and wait for about 1015 minutes to let the shells and unhatched eggs settle.

2. Collect Shrimp: Use a sieve or fine net to collect the swimming brine shrimp from the surface.

3. Rinse: Rinse the harvested brine shrimp with fresh water to remove salt residue.

Feeding and Care:

Newly hatched brine shrimp can be fed directly to aquarium fish or other aquatic pets.

They are most nutritious immediately after hatching, containing nutrient-rich yolk sacs.


Low Hatch Rate: Check the quality of eggs, salinity, temperature, and aeration.

Mould or Foul Smell: Ensure cleanliness and proper salinity of the water.


Egg Storage: Store unused eggs in a cool, dry place, preferably refrigerated.

Live Shrimp Storage: Brine shrimp can temporarily be kept in a well-aerated container if not used immediately.