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I set up a hatchery yesterday and it said wait 48-36 hours. I'm 24 hours into it and I have a ton of baby brine in the sieve! Can I feed this bunch early or and wait for the others to collect or will that mess up this batch? I need to get some Sprulina to gut load them. Anything else out there that's good for gut loading?
 
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they cant gut load or eat for 24hrs post hatch. If water temps are at or over 80, then 24-36hrs is about right.
...They have some nutritional value immediately, but not much.
yes dried phyto works, so does yeast, so does live green water. I’d cop a speciatly nutritional gut load tho. Alyssa Seahorse Savvy has some, so does Seahorse source, Brine Shrimp Direct, Sachs, I might think of more...
 

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I have always read that newly hatched naupli are very nutritious. If you wait to use them, then as the yolk sac gets depleted the nutritional value declines. I am about to hatch out some to feed to baby clowns and need to feed them right away.
 

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I have always read that newly hatched naupli are very nutritious. If you wait to use them, then as the yolk sac gets depleted the nutritional value declines. I am about to hatch out some to feed to baby clowns and need to feed them right away.
TBH I should have more accurately said the nutritional profile might be incomplete vs gut loaded instar II or whatever they are....but yeah I feed newly hatched to FW fry, SW fry???
 
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