VIDEO: RARE Vintage Footage; The Story of Brine Shrimp

24 Aug, 2018

1970s vintage footage of feeding freeze dried brine shrimp to a tank full of marine fish!

1970s vintage footage of feeding freeze dried brine shrimp to a tank full of marine fish!

Readers of the September/October 2018 issues of both AMAZONAS and CORAL are being treated to an insider’s retelling of the history of brine shrimp in the aquarium trade; more specifically a reflection on the inroads and innovations made by San Francisco Bay Brand (SFBB) on the 50th anniversary of the company’s inception.

In a retrospective look at Brine Shrimp spaning nearly a century, Jason Oneppo looks at the industry that Artemia built, as San Francisco Bay Brand Celebrates 50 Years: 1968–2018.

A retrospective look at Brine Shrimp spanning nearly a century. Read it in the September/October, 2018, issues of CORAL and AMAZONAS.

In conjunction with that story, the team at SFBB has been digging through the archives and rediscovered this now “classic” footage of brine shrimp. If nothing else, it’s a reminder of how far we’ve come, whether from a fish food standpoint or a video technology standpoint!

As they tell it: “San Francisco Bay Brand is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary this year, so we thought it would be fun to share a vintage video produced by San Francisco Bay Brand when they were owned by Mattel in the early 70’s. Learn the history of how brine shrimp first was discovered to be a valuable food source for tropical fish and how it is harvested and packaged.

“This video footage was rescued from an old VHS tape. We hope you enjoy.”

For those who relish aquarium hobby and trade history, this is a rare glimpse back in time, not to be missed!

Watch The Story of Brine Shrimp Now

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Matt Pedersen
Matt Pedersen

Matt Pedersen is a Sr. Editor and Associate Publisher with Reef To Rainforest Media, LLC & CORAL Magazines, and is a Sr. Editor and Publishing Partner with Aquatic Media Press, LLC & AMAZONAS Magazine. Matt has kept aquariums for 38 years, has worked in most facets of the aquarium trade, is an active aquarist and fish breeder (both marine and freshwater), and was recognized with the 2009 MASNA Award as the MASNA Aquarist of the Year.

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