Even if Artemia nauplii have their highest nutritional value directly after the hatching, there are reasons to rear the small crustaceans to become adult Artemia. One is to have real treats for larger fish.
Many aquarium owners know the small brine shrimps from their childhood. Often these small crustaceans were found in magazines or experiment kits. But only a few people know that they are a high-quality food for your aquarium fish.
JBL Expedition to the Freshwater Artemia in German Riparian Forests
Only a few people know that there is an Artemia species (brine shrimp) which is endemic in pure German freshwater! The fairy shrimp (Eubranchipus grubii) lives in riparian forests and forest ponds in Northern, Central and Eastern Europe.