Wowee! Putting the Sea-Monkeys on a windowsill has had unforeseen benefits!
The Sea-Monkey Handbook mentions that a little sunlight is good for the Sea-Monkeys because it encourages algae growth, which in turn adds additional oxygen to the water. The extra oxygen is supposed to keep all the Sea-Monkeys happy and active – especially the babies.
That would be an understatement. The little critters have been boogieing around the tank non-stop since the move. I no longer have to periodically rescue them from their logy Sea-Monkey funk with the aerator.
On top of that, we have BABIES GALORE! There are a bazillion new Sea-Monkey babies of varying sizes in the tank. I have about a dozen adults and a good fifty or so babies right now. They are flourishing in the sunlight, and can be seen doing their happy baby spirals all throughout the tank.
In their lively and energetic new Sea-Monkey lifestyle by the window, the grown-ups no longer seem to take such a Tolstoy-esque view of their existence. Mating is spontaneous – no more grim, week-long marathons. Meals are joyful, mid-somersault surface-skims. Early death no longer seems a certainty.
My shiny, happy Sea-Monkey Ocean-Zoo now produces as much interesting movement as my Lava Lamp!