Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Compatibility
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-19-2013, 07:22 AM   #31 
Kiara1125
Member
 
Kiara1125's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Arcadia, FL
Also, here's a video of my berried female. They constantly fan the eggs to prevent the eggs from growing fungus and to help circulation. They have a sticky membrane on the outside to hold them together. The batch can either be a few eggs or a lot (like my female). it depends on genetics and environment. The eggs will hatch in a month after birth and the shrimplets are sooo tiny. You have not seen tiny until you see a baby shrimp. xD

http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/...ps64c162d4.mp4
Kiara1125 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2013, 07:24 AM   #32 
tekkguy
Member
 
tekkguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Males do usually have a bit less color regardless of the grade, but there are more reliable methods for sexing the shrimp.

Females are larger and have rounder bodies. They also have a visible "saddle"(unless they a painted fire reds which you can't see through). See here for helpful photos!
tekkguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2013, 07:30 AM   #33 
WhiskeyHands
Member
 
WhiskeyHands's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Montreal, Canada
Thanks for the link. I checked but i really don't think I have a male!
WhiskeyHands is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2013, 07:37 AM   #34 
Kiara1125
Member
 
Kiara1125's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Arcadia, FL
That sight is where I learned for my shrimp. It's a reliable sight with great pics. Still, most places don't sell FRS. The RCS are $5 each here, so imagine if they were a higher grade! O.o
Kiara1125 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2013, 10:06 AM   #35 
tekkguy
Member
 
tekkguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kiara1125 View Post
That sight is where I learned for my shrimp. It's a reliable sight with great pics. Still, most places don't sell FRS. The RCS are $5 each here, so imagine if they were a higher grade! O.o
I bought my first RCS from a local breeder. Cost me $10 for 30 of them! The LFS here does sell them for $4.99 each, which is crazy. Lots of online sellers sell them for $1 - $2 each, but of course you have to pay shipping.
tekkguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2013, 01:10 PM   #36 
aemaki09
Member
 
aemaki09's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: North Central, OH
Just wanted to mention that younger RCS tend to have lighter bodies and black spots on them. It's nothing out of the ordinary, just don't have their full color yet.
aemaki09 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2013, 12:46 AM   #37 
Silverfang
Member
 
Silverfang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Newfoundland
I started off with six female shrimp, I believe they were either fire reds or sakuras. Could not see a saddle. But they were large, solid red, and had rounded under bellies. Got them 3 for 10$ at the LFS. Have gotten in more cherries since, including some males, so lots and lots of babies.

Just spotted a fresh round of shrimplets. Approx 2mm in size. Generally they don't get much colour in until at least a cm in size. Before then pretty dull, with just a few red spots.
Silverfang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2013, 08:39 AM   #38 
polukoff
Member
 
polukoff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Austin, Texas
Quote:
Originally Posted by Option View Post
I don't know what the spot is about. But I can say, without doubt, that they are definitely stressed.

Why are you putting these shrimps in with a betta??? I have about 50 RCS shrimps of my own and they always lived in a separate tank. I would never think about putting in a shrimp with my betta tank....unless I wanted the shrimp to be food for the fish.
I've had a lot of betta become friends with the shrimp when housed together.
polukoff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2013, 12:40 PM   #39 
acitydweller
New Member
 
acitydweller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: New York City
i would watch them over the next week or so to see if the condition improves. many things are often overcome in invertebrates with a molt.
acitydweller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2013, 02:56 PM   #40 
Kiara1125
Member
 
Kiara1125's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Arcadia, FL
Quote:
Originally Posted by polukoff View Post
I've had a lot of betta become friends with the shrimp when housed together.
Right? There's a local betta breeder by me and he raises his baby bettas with RCS, CRS, CBS, etc. They never mess with the shrimp and when they're sold, they can be put in with shrimp of any type and they won't mess with them.
Kiara1125 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
betta, rcs, tankmates

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Black spots new beta Derial Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 4 11-17-2012 09:54 PM
Black spots on fins? Pogthefish Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 6 04-03-2012 05:40 PM
Black spots and slightly black gills? elijahfeathers Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 7 10-24-2010 08:23 PM
black spots??? bettabug Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 2 04-07-2010 05:41 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.