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 #3740  by Priscilla
 17 Aug 2017 04:25
Hi guys!

FIRST. BERRIED. SHRIMP. :laugh:

I am so excited!

So now I am lost because I dont know how to care for the berried mum and the babies.
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 #3741  by opae ula related
 17 Aug 2017 05:28
Congrats! Is the 1 month tank? Dont need to care for them, just leave them alone and hopefully they become little shrimp after 2 weeks.
 #3742  by odin
 17 Aug 2017 06:41
Thats great news! Try not to disturb them and you dont need to do anything to help with the eggs/larvae as @opae ula related suggested. Congratulations! :wink: :smile: :happy:
 #3743  by Priscilla
 17 Aug 2017 12:02
opae ula related wrote:
17 Aug 2017 05:28
Congrats! Is the 1 month tank? Dont need to care for them, just leave them alone and hopefully they become little shrimp after 2 weeks.
1 1/2 months! Ah alright! Do I feed them as usual? 2 weeks? I thought it'll take a month for them to be hatched?

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odin wrote:
17 Aug 2017 06:41
Thats great news! Try not to disturb them and you dont need to do anything to help with the eggs/larvae as @opae ula related suggested. Congratulations! :wink: :smile: :happy:
Okay! What happens after the babies are out? Do I still feed everyone normally? I use spirulina powder
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 #3744  by odin
 17 Aug 2017 12:39
When she releases them as larvae they will stay as larvae for 2 weeks, she will carry the eggs for 4 - 5 weeks. They don't require food as larvae as they have and use an yolk sac to feed which they are born with.


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 #3746  by Priscilla
 17 Aug 2017 15:20
odin wrote:
17 Aug 2017 12:39
When she releases them as larvae they will stay as larvae for 2 weeks, she will carry the eggs for 4 - 5 weeks. They don't require food as larvae as they have and use an yolk sac to feed which they are born with.


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So 1 month later she will release the eggs, then can I still feed the adults normally? Will they disturb the babies floating on top because I feed them powder food.
 #3747  by odin
 17 Aug 2017 18:41
I havent seen any of my adults bump into my larvae so i dont think its an issue, just go steady on he food because you want your water conditions to be nice and healthy.