Just a quick post here to let you know that you might have noticed some huge site changes today if you have been here before. I had, unfortunately, neglected this site completely for at least 6 months. At some point I tried changing the look and feel of it and then I guess I gave up despite it looking similar to what it used to.
It turns out that that was a big mistake. Whatever I did had messed the site up big time and nothing was clickable. Today I manually saved all the posts and fully reinstalled the platform that runs the site then reposted everything.
I unfortunately lost all the old comments and categories, and the articles all show today as the publication date, but it is the same information that has been here since the website started in the mid 2000s. But — everything works again and runs really quickly. I have to do some minor tweaking and pick a theme that I like but I am just glad that the site actually works now!
To make up for letting BuyMicroworms.com readers down for a long time, I will be trying to update with more fresh articles on a regular basis – on microworms, other live foods, and the fish and animals that eat them!
3.5 Oz. Brine Shrimp Eggs (Artemia Cysts)
If you don’t like the thought of raising microworms to use as fish food for whatever reason, then you are in luck because baby brine shrimp are another healthy choice to feed to your baby fish and other aquatic pets like corals and young invertebrates too. Baby brine shrimp are full of nutrition and swim throughout the whole water column.
This means that your fish will actively hunt them down which works their muscles well – improving health and growth rates! You need a brine shrimp hatchery to hatch out the brine shrimp eggs which hatch into the BBS within 24 hours. It is the BBS (baby brine shrimp) that you feed to your baby fish! Here are some of the best quality artemia cysts/eggs!
O.S.I. Brine Shrimp Eggs are harvested from the Great Salt Lake in Utah. The eggs are washed, dried and vacuum-packed for freshness. All lots are tested for hatchability prior to shipping. Newly hatched brine shrimp babies (nauplii) are one of natures finest live feeds for your fishes. They are high in protein and packed with color-enhancing pigments.
If you’ve decided to buy a microworm culture, then you’ve come to the right place. Microworms are very easy to buy online since they can be mailed without having to worry about the culture while it’s in transit. A microworm culture can easily survive a week or more in the mail.
At BuyMicroworms.com, microworms are mailed in a bubble envelope (from Canada) to protect the culture. They are sent with step-by-step instructions (instructions are sent by email) so you know exactly what to do when your microworms arrive in the mail. Your culture will be ready to harvest from within just a few days and will last even several months before having to be recultured (depending on conditions in your home).
Microworms are a type of live fish food that have become quite popular among breeders of many fish and other aquatic organisms. Because of the ease with which they are cultured in the home, they have become widely used by both hobby breeders and large scale breeders as well. Microworms will benefit your fish by improving their growth rate, enhancing their colors, and improving their overall health.
Microworms are a type of free living, non-parasitic nematode. The scientific name for this species is Panagrellus redivivus. At full size, they are approximately 2 to 3 mm long and extremely thin. Because of this, they are a great first food for many species of fish. They also are very active and constantly writhing, meaning they easily attract the attention of young fish. Microworms are a popular first food for breeders of guppies, bettas, danios, gouramies and many other freshwater fish.<!–more–>
Feeding microworms to your fish will enhance their rate of growth. It is widely known that live foods are much more preferred as early food for young fish. Organisms that move are much more likely to attract the attention of hungry fry, and thus feeding microworms to your baby fish will encourage them to eat as much as they can. Fish that have a constant supply of live foods can easily outgrow others that are only fed prepared foods.
Microworms are full of many of the required amino acids and fats that young fish require. Fish that are fed a wide variety of live foods will have a well-balanced diet and will be better able to synthesize the compounds that give them their colors. Thus, microworm cultures are a great addition to your aresenal of live foods if you have any species of fish that display bright colors!
Finally, adding microworms to the diet of your young fish will help improve their overall health. Fish that are well-fed have healthier immune systems and can fight off bacteria that could harm other fish. A balanced diet that contains a variety of prepared and live foods will always go far to improve the life of your fish. Live foods also help your fish act more naturally as they hunt down their prey.
Microworms are nematodes of the species Panagrellus redivivus and are called microworms because to most people, that is a perfect summary – very small worms. Microworms are described as free-living (i.e. non-parasitic) nematodes which are ovoviviparous and have a very fast reproduction rate. The generation time of a microworm culture is as low as 5 to 6 days and each egg sac contains as many as 80+ larva1.
They measure approximately 0.05mm wide by 1.5mm long which is one of the reasons they are so popular with fish keepers around the world. Their extremely small size means they are readily eaten by the babies of a wide variety of fish. Also, the nutrient composition and amino acid profile of microworms is very similar to that of freshly hatched baby brine shrimp. Continue reading