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KollerCraft TOM Hatch 'N Feeder Brine Shrimp Hatchery for Aquariums

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  • Designed to hatch brine shrimp eggs and dispense the baby brine shrimp directly into the aquarium
  • Provides highly nutritious live food to your fish
  • Works in both freshwater and saltwater aquariums
  • Attaches to side of aquarium via suction cup
  • Includes hatching unit, measuring spoon, plastic syringe, cleaning brush, and air line tubing
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Product Description

The unique KollerCraft TOM Hatch 'N Feeder brine shrimp hatchery for aquariums is designed to hatch brine shrimp eggs and then dispense the baby brine shrimp directly into the aquarium. Providing highly nutritious live food to your fish, it's easy to set up and easy to use. The hatchery works in both freshwater and saltwater aquariums, and it attaches to the side of the aquarium via suction cup. This package includes hatching unit, measuring spoon, plastic syringe, cleaning brush, and air line tubing. In addition to its popular desktop aquariums, KollerCraft also offers TOM aquarium filters and accessories, as well as Repitat reptile habitats.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 2.5 x 9 inches ; 10.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B002DVREP8
  • Item model number: TM1198
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,304 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)
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I purchased this thinking how wonderful it would be to feed my fish fresh brine shrimp. I should have listened to the guy on a youtube video showing how to make your own brine shrimp hatchery. I did after the fact. The one I made works better.
This thing looks hi tech but it doesn't work very well. The amount of shrimp produced is adequate but the delivery system is weak. Very little comes out. The only good thing is the mini Turkey baster they give you to do your own feedings. I still use that with my home made hatchery. Complete waste of money.
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Overall I really like the Hatch 'N Feeder. It works as advertised in that brine shrimp are hatching and my Swordtail fry love them. As others mentioned, the fry wait at the hatchery exit. When using 4 "small" spoonfuls from the included measuring stick, the fry hatch in 8 hours and seem to last for about 36 hours before there are little to no shrimp left in the hatchery.

My main complaint is the directions. They reference "hatchery" and "egg chamber" but do not define either. Moreover, the directions on the package differ from the directions found in the hatchery, which differ from the directions on the website [...]. There is a section at the top that has a removable divider. The directions are unclear if you are supposed to remove this divider before adding eggs and/or salt. I have had success with adding eggs with the divider in place, then moving it when adding salt. I have also been successful when adding salt with the divider in place. Moreover, I don't know when you are supposed to turn off the air flow to the hatchery. The directions do not cover this. It seems there may be shrimp being pushed around the portion of the hatchery being moved by the air, but they just seem to flow in a circle without entering the section that allows them to exit into the aquarium. Some guidance on this point would be nice. I guess I should not complain because I am getting brine shrimp, but I would like clearer directions designed to maximize the hatching rate.

Another complaint is in how the unit attaches to the aquarium. Water level is key for the unit to work, yet the hatchery is not secure.
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Let me explain, I opened the package, rinsed the hatchery, inserted it in my tank, I added an air hose and air, then I added salt (as the instructions say to), I added shrimp eggs (as the instructions say to), and 18 hours later I had free swimming brine shrimp! I am not sure what all the problems are? I have this in an established 44 gal corner tank without a top. It fits well, yes it is large, but I don't remove it. The suction cup is strong the clip that attaches to the hatchery is adequate. I have had it in the tank for 7 days and not had it come off the side yet and I have added eggs every other day and had swimming shrimp in 18 hours.

So it works exactly as advertised!!! If you use some common sense you will not have any problems with it.
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I've just started raising bettas, and up til now, I've only been feeding with microworms because I was a little intimidated by how much upkeep baby brine shrimp need. And what a pain it is to harvest them. But, ha ha ha ha, it is so very simple now. I was surprised to see the BBS eggs hatch within seventeen hours and willingly swim out of their protective hatchery into the mouths of my greedy betta warriors. However, I am having an issue with the hatchery. You really have to make sure that the water is actually at the water level labeled on the hatchery. It's making changing the water a bit more challenging, because if the water level drops or rises too much, salt water flows out of the hatchery. Ah well. I'd say it's worth it.
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I tried using frozen food for my Angel Fish fry, but they always died after a few days. I guessed they were starving to death, so I tried the TOM Shrimp Hatchery. That did the trick. The fry ate so many brine shrimp I thought they would explode! (jk, I didn't think they would literally explode, but they did eat enough to make them look like little balls with 2 eyes and a tail) They have grown up very quickly on a shrimp diet and wait by the hatchery exit for the next shrimp to come out.
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By dottie on February 3, 2013
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Bought this for some baby bettas. Very simple to use and works like a charm. Babies hatched even faster than predicted (under a day). The bettas line up at the outlet waiting for the naupalli to emerge. Easy to clean as well. Could use a sedon suction cup for stability but that's about it.
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I made my own hatchery for brine shrimp out of soda bottles per plenty of you tube videos. Then I found this... I use it to boost feeding my tank when I go on vacation. It's also good to feed baby fish as I saw on you tube. I have two now. It's a treat for my fish. If you need to feed adult brine to larger fish, just set this up in its own small tank with a light on it, so they have time to grow.
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I liked that you basically set and forget it (other than weekly cleanings or adding eggs every now and again). I didn't like that I couldn't see the brine shrimp very well (only the cysts), so it was difficult to tell how many were hatching. Another issue was that the instructions are not very detailed and there isn't a lot of information about this product on the internet. Many people complained about there only being one suction cup to hold the Hatch 'N Feeder in the tank, but I didn't find that to be a problem. One of the scarier problems is that when removing the Hatch 'N Feeder on a weekly basis for cleaning, you have to be careful about salt water (you add salt in with the eggs) and cysts entering your tank from the side where the brine shrimp are supposed to swim out of. I discarded the Hatch 'N Feeder and went to a dollar store to purchase one of those hard plastic cups with a hard plastic straw to use as an out-of-tank hatchery. Simply stuff your airline tubing into the straw and it will be held in place. Add salt and eggs. Much easier setup and much easier to clean after each feeding because everything is out of the tank. Not only that, but I can actually see the brine shrimp as I am having to manually add them to the tank after they hatch. I kept the small pipette, cleaning brush, and double-sided spoon that were included with the kit because they are extremely helpful and hard to find elsewhere.

Overall, this kit didn't work well for me, and I found the extras included in the kit to be more useful that the Hatch 'N Feeder itself. I wouldn't purchase this again, but it was definitely worth a try. I recommend building your own out-of-tank hatchery and then adding them to your tank manually. It may sound like it's more work, but it's not.
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