I have raised them in a 1 liter volume container with an air pump, pretty small, slow.
The best quantity was when I kept the container warm. I did this by sinking it up to its rim in a brackish water tank. That way, any salty bubbles that overflowed were no problem. I would harvest by pouring the water with the shrimp through a shrimp net. The water never entered the fresh water aquarium, except for the amount on the net.
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Many fishes find shrimps in their habitat, and these are good food. However, allmost all shrimps are contained in a hardy shell, but Artemia are not.
Artemia live in areas almost without any animals living there, and therefore they do not need a hardy shell anymore to defend them from predators. But these shells are needed by our fishes to aid in digesting them.
If one would feed Artemia too often, fish could get bloat. Now I never heard of bloat in a loach, but I would not want to be the first having that.
Personally, I would think feeding Artemia once or twice a week is fine, but more often? I would not do it
I also like to give them a variety of frozen food choices via a multi-pack which contains several different frozen fish foods. I also give them frozen blood worms.
I don't use live food. Frozen is just as good, and easier to work with.
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