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 #3626  by Priscilla
 02 Aug 2017 00:59
Hi everyone!

Its been so long since I last visited this forum!
So my previous batch of shrimps died, till now I don't know the reason. :dead:

Bought 10 shrimps and I'm starting out again.
Hope it'll be better this time round.

Anw, I have 2 shrimps that are getting fatter at the belly area, does that mean that they are ready to have eggs? :huh:
 #3627  by odin
 02 Aug 2017 10:11
Hey Priscilla! Long time no see :)

Sorry for the losses you had... it can be many reasons why shrimp die, maybe some sort of contamination? Did you restart the tank or just leave it and buy more?

It does indeed sound like they could soon carry eggs if they have gone sort of 'plump' in the mid section. Hopefully you will get some babies! Keep us up to date on the progress.


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 #3634  by opae ula related
 03 Aug 2017 03:33
When did you start your new tank?
 #3639  by Priscilla
 04 Aug 2017 01:25
Hey @odin!

I restarted a new tank, I threw everything away :upset:
But i still miss seeing them so I decided to start a new tank.

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Hi @opae ula related!

The new tank is about 1 month old now I think!
 #3640  by odin
 04 Aug 2017 06:15
That's cool, can we see some photos when ever you get chance :op


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 #3644  by opae ula related
 04 Aug 2017 15:04
Berried within a 1 month tank is record time if it is. :)
 #3656  by Priscilla
 07 Aug 2017 12:50
opae ula related wrote:
04 Aug 2017 15:04
Berried within a 1 month tank is record time if it is. :)
Only the belly is puffing up, not eggs yet tho.
Not sure if they are getting ready to be berried :huh:
If they are, I'm eggcited! :upsidedown:

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odin wrote:
04 Aug 2017 06:15
That's cool, can we see some photos when ever you get chance :op


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I will post photos of them once I get some good shots! :laugh:
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