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How long will my babies be eating brine shrimp?

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Well I have been hatching brine shrimp eggs and culturing microworms over a week now and am just wondering as to how long will my babies be on this diet. Weeks? Months? Not that I'm complaining!!
Also, does axie larvae eat dead brine shrimp or should I change their water before it fouls?
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Hi Toptex,
your babies will probably eat them until they are big enough to eat something bigger and you feed it to them. I don't mean to sound flippant, and maybe someone else can give you a time frame, but it really does involve watching how fast they grow and then giving them something bigger.
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If I remember correctly, my larvae grew about 1 cm a week, so it is only a matter of weeks, not months, until you can move on to bigger foods.

The larvae are almost certain not to eat the dead shrimp, so you should be changing the water a couple of hours after feeding.

Congrats on the little ones, by the way!

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If I can remember correctly, my axolotl larvae were feeding on baby brine shrimp for only about 3 weeks before I moved them onto whiteworms. I know of a few members who have skipped the BBS and started them out on minced blackworms. Personally, I don't have the time or patience to mince them up that small.

Axolotl larvae will only recognize moving objects as food for the first couple of weeks so you can bet they aren't eating the dead brine shrimp.
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Thanks guys for your replies.
I had forgotten how demanding babies can be!!

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Default Re: How long will my babies be eating brine shrimp?

I have some babies right now and they are a little bit smaller than an inch now. I started off feeding them live baby brine shrimp then tried frozen baby brine shrimp as well as frozen cyclops and they loved it. Now the size that they are I have started them on choped up frozen blood worms and they are doing great and getting big.
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