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Feeding

How often should I feed my Sea-Monkeys?
The Official Sea-Monkey Handbook suggests feeding them once a week using the small end of your feeding spoon. If you have a large colony, you may feed them more often, but remember if the water gets cloudy you're feeding them too much.

How long will my packet of Growth Food last?
Growth Food has been scientifically balanced so that one packet lasts about a year.

I heard that I can feed them yeast instead of Growth Food, is this true?
Only if you really want all of your Sea-Monkeys to die.

I'm running out of food, is there something else that I can feed them? -- How about fish food?
Absolutly not, your pets cannot survive on anything other than Sea-Monkey food.

Is the Growth Food supposed to be green, or is it moldy?
Yes it is. And no it isn't.

Does Growth Food taste good?
Only to the Sea-Monkeys, but there's no accounting for taste!

Reproduction

My Sea-Monkeys are stuck together, what's happening?
Try not to blush but your Sea-Monkeys are mating! Pretty soon new Sea-Monkey babies will be on the way.

How does Sea-Monkeys reproduce?
The male and female can mate together sexually or the female can fertilize her own eggs, a process called parthenogenesis or "self-conception"!

How can I tell if I have any pregnant Sea-Monkeys?
The female will carry an egg sac near her stomach.

What happens if the pregnant female dies before releasing her eggs? To insure the survival of the species, nature sometimes causes the female to release her eggs, even after death.

How many babies do Sea-Monkeys have?
They usually have about 20 offspring at a time.

How long after mating will it be until the babies are born?
Not even we know for sure.

How long does mating take?
Sometimes you may see your Sea-Monkeys attached for several weeks, so try to give them some privacy.

Do Sea-Monkeys get hurt while mating?
Not usually, although sometimes things can get pretty rough.

What are those sacs hanging off my Sea-Monkey? Are they Sea-Monkey testicles?
Uh No, actually, those are the females' egg sacs. I'm worried that there are too many Sea-Monkeys in the tank.

How many is too many?
Your tank will safely hold about 100 Sea-Monkeys, more than that and there may not be enough oxygen for all of them.

The babies are swimming to the surface of the tank a lot, is this ok?
They're supposed to. Baby Sea-Monkeys require more oxygen and are surfacing to get it. Baby turtles and dolphins do the same thing!