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    Thread: Big Fry Hatch (How to grow Brime Shrimp)

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      Big Fry Hatch (How to grow Brime Shrimp)

      So while working around the pond I seen a little guy in my upper pond. My pond under the conditions that my koi spawn anywhere near the bottom drains, works as a perfect hatchery. I didnt plan this, but only half of the water from the bottom drains goes directly into the mechanical filters. The other half unloads to the top pond. The top pond is 6000 gallons and only has pond plants in sunken totes and frogs. The top pond has a bottom drain that feeds to the biofilter in the koi house. So eggs make it through the vortex and pump. Then spill into a mostly free environment to hatch and grow. So with my green water situation I was unsure of the number I had. I was only able to see one at a time. I'm using a minnow trap to pull them out and grow them in a 150 gallon setup. So far with 2 trap sets I have 30 fry an inch long. So I'm thinking of growing live brime shrimp. Seen a video on how to grow brime shrimp to adult just using some pond algae(food source), an airstone and 6 hrs of direct sunlight.
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      If you've got fry 1 inch long, then they are well past the need for BBS. BBS is typically only used in the very first phase of development when it's much more challenging to get them food. I'd suggest grinding up your regular koi food with an old coffee grinder. An inch long koi can easily handle ground up koi food. Matt has several good posts on koi fry food

      Good luck

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      Agree. 1" can eat crushed adult koi food, but to boost growth try daphnia, blood worms or other high protein food. These can be purchased freeze dried. Note that adult brine shrimp have low nutritional value (as opposed to newly hatched brine).

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      Did not know that, Ty guys. So how many times a day would you suggest feeding.
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      Generally, the more you feed the faster they grow - pretty much just like older koi. Water quality, time, and money usually set upper bounds on the feeding. 3 times a day might be a good goal (no less than 2).

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