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?
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.
@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.
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.
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!