|Q. Should I remove their shells after they shed them?||A. No, there is no need to. They will decay and drop to the bottom – have you ever noticed all of the stuff that collects at the bottom of the tank – and become part of the Sea Monkey ecosystem. I don’t want to know what happens to it then but you could clean the tank out every once in a while if you want to! (As a note, it is possible for Sea Monkey mothers to release eggs after their deaths! I know, weird, eh? So if you leave the bodies, there might be a chance that you’ll have some new babies!)|
|Q. Should I remove their shells after they shed them?||No, there is no need to. They will decay and drop to the bottom – have you ever noticed all of the stuff that collects at the bottom of the tank – and become part of the Sea Monkey ecosystem. I don’t want to know what happens to it then but you could clean the tank out every once in a while if you want to!|
|Q: Why is there greenish things on the bottom of my sea monkey tank? Is it fungus, sea monkey waste or what? My sea monkeys keep on diving into it.||A: It’s a photosynthetic algae. It’s not a bad idea to remove some if it gets out of control, but *don’t* remove all of it! Not only do the Sea Monkeys eat it (salad?), but it also helps to oxygenate the water! (You may wish to include some vinegar for that salad….don’t do this, I am just kidding!)|
|Q. Do you do do anything to clean the tank, besides sucking up the gunk from the bottom? I find that the water is beginning to look quite dirty. Do you ever change the water? (Using package #1, of course.)?||A. No, you don’t need to change the water but you could do the following:
1. take your Sea Monkeys out of the tank, using a small spoon or the Aqua Leash, and place them, with some of the tank water, in another clean container;
2. run the water through a paper towel or a coffee filtre into another container;
3. put the filtered water back into the tank and add your Sea Monkeys. You may need to top up the tank at that point. Don’t worry about the Purifier as they should be okay at this point – there is some Purifier left over in the water! Remember, you may be losing some baby Sea Monkeys and the good algae and brown diatoms that the Sea Monkeys can feast on so do this with caution. I hope this information helps you! Remember too: if the water is becoming cloudy you may wish to stop feeding them for a while so they can feast on the wonderful algae therein. If their bodies become pale during the feeding hiatus, start again but sparingly.
|Q. Today was a disaster. My little brother dumped the entire packet of growth food into my sea monkeys’ home. I did my best to save them and was able to transport most of them into purified water in the porta-pet. I went out to dinner and returned to find several of them dead at the bottom the porta-pet. I can’t think of anything to do. They’re only a week & 1/2 old but I’m quite attached to them. I don’t want to lose my happy colony, and it wouldn’t be the same to just start over and hatch new ones. Please, I need some monkey life-saving advice quick!!!!!!! Please help. It’s an emergency.||A. Okay…let’s try this. Are they big enough to see? If so, try to strain the tank out through a paper towel, placing your big enough Sea Monkeys into a clean jar. Then put the water through the towel, sifting out all of the food. Then, when the water is clean enough put the water and the Sea Monkeys back into the tank and pray, a lot. If they aren’t big enough to see there is a problem. There isn’t a great deal you can do except try the above instructions and hope that you got all of them. Then, shame your brother with their possible deaths and tell your mom on him. I would expect that a year’s grounding and a tank full of dead Sea Monkeys will help him understand the magnitude of his crimes against Sea Monkeys.|