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Document Type: Journal Article
Center: NWFSC
Document ID: 6903
Title: A device for feeding brine shrimp to fishes
Author: John G. VanDerwalker
Publication Year: 1962
Journal: Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
Volume: 91
Issue: 2
Pages: 230-231

Because of its ready availability and apparent acceptance as food by many species of fish, the brine shrimp (Artemia salina) is commonly used to feed small fishes held under laboratory conditions.  Brine shrimp eggs are usually hatched in shallow pans, and the resulting nauplii are periodically fed to the fish.  Since most fishes forage constantly under natural conditions, a continuous supply of food is probably referable to periodic feeding.  Based on the brine shrimp's attraction to light, a "feeder" was developed to provide a continuous trickle of nauplii into tanks containing experimental fish. 

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