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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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4 new RCS babies and more coming

Hi, this morning I saw 4 new RCS babies, the size of a speck of dust on the ancharis. The mother is still working on kicking some more babies out. Too bad, my camera cannot do a good job for something so small...
i will try and take a pic. the RCS are transparent with a yellowish dot on the back of the neck area. Very cool

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Yay!! I just noticed a few RCS babies in my tank today too! And I still have 8 berried females!

It is really crazy how tiny these babies are right?!

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Yay!! I just noticed a few RCS babies in my tank today too! And I still have 8 berried females!

It is really crazy how tiny these babies are right?!
yes, at first I thought they were worms or water fleas, since I got the RCS a week ago berried, i went out and put them in a breeding box, so i think most of the shrimpies are inside the breeder box.

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I got all mine within the last 2 weeks too!
I didn't think they were fleas, but I definitely had to take a triple look back after seeing one on the glass. Another got sucked into my water change bowl and I started freaking out trying to figure out hat was flailing around in it lol

Anyways, Goodluck with your babies!!

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Isn't it just so exciting!?

I squealed the first time I saw babies. They won't get colour for a while. In fact most of mine don't seem to really get any red until about a cm in size (just under half an inch).
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Now they are old enough and red enough to be seen on camera. they'd ride on Yo's shell and travel the tank with him, hopping on and off his shell like he is a bus taking them to different parts of the tank. also they eat the algae off his shell, really neat to have 2 or 3 riding on the shell.


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That's so cute!

What have you been feeding them

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That's so cute!

What have you been feeding them
God is taking care of them since they are no longer in the breeding box and I cannot regulate their meals. Actually, they escaped when they were small enough to swim out and I thought they all died.

They feed off the algae on the Marimo Moss Ball, Marimo Moss covered driftwood (and probably their home), and the algae off the leaves of hygrophilia, remnants of the algae biscuit that the Amano Shrimps and snail missed. they are survivers IMO.

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Oh, nice!
I've got a .75 critter keeper full of them now, I think ours are near the same age, but mine don't have nearly that much color. They get to eat all kinds of bio-film, algea, and get bottom feeder pellets dropped in every few days

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Oh, nice!
I've got a .75 critter keeper full of them now, I think ours are near the same age, but mine don't have nearly that much color. They get to eat all kinds of bio-film, algea, and get bottom feeder pellets dropped in every few days
actually, they are 50/50 in color, some of them are still pale, i think those may be male and the redder ones are female....

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