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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-03-2013, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Shrimp Fest!

I have a 2.5 NPT that I've dedicated to my Red Cherry Shrimp. I've become so attached to them, I can't stand the thought of risking them in with my Bettas. I put half an algae wafer in the tank this afternoon and enjoyed watching the "Shrimp Fest"! lol! I counted 17 at one point and at least 3 of them are carrying eggs. Thinking I may have to move them to a larger tank?
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-03-2013, 11:56 PM
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Cruel as it sounds, you could donate a few shrimplets for your bettas to snack on.

Not that I've been able to. Have a 10 st up for just this. Isn't it so fun to just watch them grow and multiply!?
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Wow! How cool! I've been thinking about moving my ghosties to their own tank but my girls do just fine with them for now. I move the berried ones to a planted QT when their eggs clear up and so far so good, havent had any babies yet, but I'm sure there is plenty to much on till they mature.

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@SilverFang... I might one of these days if I truly find myself with more than I know what to do with. Maybe... lol!

@amaeki09... Thanks! These are the first shrimp I've ever had and I really don't know much. What does "berried" mean? I'll have to do some research b/c it seems like a few of them have had eggs forever, but as far as I can tell no shrimplets. I thought she was having shrimplets on Xmas Eve, but I learned she was just "fanning" the eggs.

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berreid just means a female with eggs

howmany shrimp did you start out with??

ive got 5 ghosties at the moment, 1 has eggs,they are harder to raise than red cherries though,im totally gonna get a small tank to raise red cherries in the future,that looks fun
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Yeah Juicebox is right
Also though, I think shrimp eggs are supposed to start hatching after 21 days

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Thanks Juicebox... I got them from ebay. Went back and looked at auction and I got the one for 20+ RCS.


aemaki09... what do you mean when the eggs clear up? The eggs seem to be cream colored, but with the largest one I think I may be able to see eyes now?

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Creamy, yellow, green. All normal colours for eggs. When you see dark spots (eyes) it will be within the week. I have close to an inch of salvinia in my tank. So lots of infusoria for the shrimplets.

I started out with six, then I added either 3 or six more.
Once our hot summer finished the started breeding and I'm up to .... uhm, no idea how many! But when they feed, they form as large of a clump as my marimo.
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I have babies... and a ?

Big Mama (as I call her) finally had her babies!!! Was trying to count them, but gave up. They're so tiny and so fast, but there are a lot of them!

Hopefully someone can answer this... is there anything special I need to feed them or just let them scavenge? I usually toss in a small piece of algae wafer every few days... is that good enough? Thanks Much!

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I think about red lobster reading the title of this thread...
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