facts about sea monkeys. Did you know a sea monkey
has three eyes?....sea monkey facts for old and young)
are sea monkeys?
little sea monkeys are a form of brine shrimp and
have a cool biological name: Artemia NYOS. The ones
that you have bought live longer than normal brine
shrimp because they are hybrids. They are also called
long do they live?
sea monkeys will live up to two years.
big will sea monkeys become?
big that they will swallow your house - only kidding!
When they hatch you will think that there is nothing
- simply because they are so tiny. They grow and become
the size of a full stop (.) and then grow some more.
Please don't throw the water out because you don't
see them. The sea monkeys grow up to 15 mm in length
in around 4 weeks. Okay that means 1.5cm in one month.
Take a ruler and then see how long 1.5cm is. Once
they reach this length they will mate and make more
sea-monkey babies - ain't it cool?
they harm anyone?
those that hate them.... but no they are innocent
little sea pets.
many eyes do sea monkeys have?
one when born and then they develop two more eyes
- to make a total of three eyes. So you can call them
your three eye monsters!
do seamonkeys breathe?
their feet - can you believe it?
you know that sea-monkeys kiss and cuddle as well?
seamonkeys swim upside down?
they can - they breathe through their feet and when
they want more oxygen they will swim upside down.
In fact fairy shrimps which are family of the seamonkeys
always swim upside down.
water evaporated from my tank and I added a lot of
fresh water will they die?
to worry. As the water evaporates from your sea pet
tank you will find that salt becomes more concentrated.
The sea monkeys or sea pets will adapt to the water,
but don't throw in salt unless you have thrown in
a lot of fresh water. In this case it will be a shock
on them. Use the salt from our salt rocks only to
break of a pinch to add to the water. Only add small
amounts of distilled water or bottled water as a general
rule so that they can adapt slowly.
I change the water?
No only fill up.
I remove algae from the tank?
No unless it becomes a problem. The sea pets love
to feed on them and the algae gives oxygen. Indirect
sunlight helps to grow algae.
will I know that my seamonkeys are well fed?
They will grow a white tail from behind - that is
their pooh... They will have black stomachs if they
must I do if my seamonkey tank is smelly and the sea
If the tank smells really funny you can do the
following - and only if the smell is bad.
1. Get a coffee filter and aclean glass where you
will keep your sea pets for a while.
Take the seamonkeys out of the tank and put them in
the clean glass with some of the water from your sea
Filter the seamonkey tank water through a coffee filter
a few times to make sure that all the stuff is gone.
Clean the bottom and sides of the seamonkey tank with
a paper towel
Put the sea pets back in the sea monkey tank.
Top up the tank with distilled water or bottled water.
Aerate the tank often for the first days and then
every day twice.
Feed them the first day and then against within 3
days with the small end of the spoon.
tank has cotton wool stuff in it, what must I do?
Remove it as it is bacteria that will harm the
seamonkeys and the balance in the sea pet tank.
is my seamonkey not growing?
If it is too cold they will not grow. Get them
into a warm spot.
I remove the white crystal stuff around the top of
Only if it is a problem for you. It is only salt
the sea-monkeys harm my other sea pets?
Not at all. Other sea pets can harm them and will
most probably try to eat them.
don't have another tank, but want to seperate the
sea-monkey babies from the adults, what can I do?
Get a 300ml jar and clean it well. Make sure it is
well rinsed and transfer the sea-monkey babies. You
should however use the water purifier first to ensure
there are no harmful bacteria in the water. Leave
for 24 hours and add the babies to their nursery.
sea-monkey babies die before they become adults, what
can the problem be?
The water can be contaminated or not have enough oxygen.
Aerate -thus blow in fresh oxygen into the tank once
a day for 14 days or stir the water for 30 seconds
a day to give them some more oxygen. There can also
be too many sea-monkeys in the tank. Seperate the
babies from the adults by transferring them to another
tank. If the water is very clouddy it means that you
are overfeeding. Only feed them once a week with the
small tip of the spoon. Only feed them with the large
tip if you have a huge colony in a larger tank.
I put my sea monkeys with my fish?
Only if you want to feed your fish.. so no!
I feed the sea-monkey pets fish food?
No, they will die.
sea-monkeys be different colors?
Yes, they love to change colors. The colors range
from white up to a deep dark red.
have sea-monkeys that are attached to each other and
stay at one place, what does it mean?
It means you have sea-monkey pets busy with mating.
Expect small babies soon.
have sea monkeys with whiskers under their chins and
which are attached - what does it mean?
It means you have two male sea-monkey pets caught
in a fight. The males enjoy a good fight and you should
the females also fight?
tap water okey to use?
No they are more loving.
No only bottled or distilled water should be used.
I put my sea monkey tank in the sun?
Yes, sea-monkey pets love the sun, but remember not
to put them in direct sunlight as the tank will become
is the ideal temperature for my sea-monkey tank?
Around 22 degrees celcius.
I add food coloring to the water?
Not unless you want them to die.
How often should
I change the water?
Don't change the water.