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 #3430  by odin
 12 Jun 2017 20:16
7 new larvae in my breeder tank tonight and there seems to be 2 females releasing them, I may have 30 larvae or so by the end of the week if I'm lucky :laugh:

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 #3438  by odin
 13 Jun 2017 18:00
I have 14 larvae now including the 7 from yesterday, the stripped mother has 1 left to release then i just need to wait for the 2nd mother to start releasing and i think she has at least 15.
 #3439  by Vorteil
 13 Jun 2017 19:31
Way to go. I'm seeing berried females in my tank and larvae from time to time. Not sure if they're all surviving as I don't always see them.
 #3440  by odin
 13 Jun 2017 20:17
They all tend to hide post larvae for the first few weeks at least.
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 #3441  by odin
 13 Jun 2017 20:53
Crappy iPhone camera shot but this is the 2nd one about to release her larvae:

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 #3443  by odin
 14 Jun 2017 19:12
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 #3447  by odin
 15 Jun 2017 18:16
A quick count up of the larvae born this week and i lost count at 32 :happy:

Spotted this new mom too tonight:

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 #3449  by odin
 15 Jun 2017 21:19
Vorteil wrote:Envious! Pretty good shots with an iPhone.
Thanks! Once your tank is just right you dont really have to do much... they just breed like rabbits :happy: :lol:

99% of my photos are taken with my DSLR Sony NEX-5N with their Sony E 30mm f/3.5 Macro lens, Not the best equipment but it does an ok job (i didnt want to spend much money just for taking a few shrimp photos lol. The not so good photos are taken with the iPhone.
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 #3452  by odin
 16 Jun 2017 19:00
There is still someone releasing larvae in the breeder tank, i counted 45 larvae and saw a mother still holding onto some that will be released soon.
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