Really, just about anyone can raise Sea-Monkeys. Their only requirement is the lack of direct sunlight, so an office space or desk drawer is perfect. Any age can appreciate the animals' beauty whether you are an adult stuck behind a desk or a kid confined to his room.
If you are ready to embark on your own Sea-Monkey adventure and have your kit and packets all laid out and ready, then just follow these easy instructions and you too can have your very own colony of delightful Sea-Monkeys. Be sure to aerate the tank daily during the first seven days. This is very important as it is critical that your new baby Sea-Monkeys get oxygen until they are big enough to swim to the top of the tank. If you have a Million-Bubble Air Pump this is the safest way. Just give 10 to 15 pumps each day. If not, then you will have to aerate the old-fashioned way by pouring the water back-and-forth into a second container at least ten times. Do not over feed. Over feeding can cause bacteria to multiply in the tank and once out of control the bacteria will eat up all the oxygen from the water and your Sea-Monkeys will suffocate and die.
|Using tap water or distilled (bottled) water, pour 300cc (10 oz) into any clean glass container or (preferably) a special Sea-Monkey tank such as the Micro-View Ocean Zoo.||The water should be at room temperature -- 27º C. (76º F.) to 30ºC. (76º F.). Cut open packet #1 "Water Purifier", pour the entire contents into the water and stir.||Then stand the container safely away from direct sunlight, excess heat or cold for one day.|
|24 hours later, cut open packet #2 "Instant Live Eggs", add contents to water and stir for one minute.||Hold container up to the light and you'll see small white specks of life swimming against the current. These are your newborn pet Sea-Monkeys. More will hatch in days to come.||Keep the aquarium in shaded area away from direct sunlight.|
|Five days later (not sooner), use a Sea-Monkey Feeding Spoon to add one small scoop of powder from packet #3 "Growth Food". Do not stir.||Feed one level scoop of food from the "Sea-Monkey Feeding Spoon" once a week. To feed baby Sea-Monkeys use the small cup on the feeding spoon. To feed adult Sea-Monkeys use the large cup. NOTE: If the water gets cloudy, you are over feeding them. Do not feed again until the water turns clear.||CHECK THE WATER LEVEL: Eventually, some water will evaporate. When down by 1.5 inches, add fresh water to within 1/2" from the top.|
Most people don't like Sea-Monkeys because they can't grow them. They really aren't hard to raise at all. First, you have to prepare the water. Most people mix everything together at once and expect the Sea-Monkeys to be born. Well, you don't get anything but a jar of dirty water if you do that. Here's some tips to keep them alive.
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Never fear go to the Sea-Monkey ER by following the link below:
For more tips on keeping a successful Sea-Monkey colony check out the Sea-Monkey Health and Care Page.