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Re: The shrimps come to work!

PostPosted:15 Dec 2017 10:08
by odin
Congratulations! It’s very exciting when you get some berried females and gives you something extra to observe. Keep us all updated on your progress :)


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Re: The shrimps come to work!

PostPosted:15 Dec 2017 10:23
by Artemis
Thank you! This is only the second time I've had a berried female so it's still very exciting! I'd love to have a good swarm of shrimp in the jar and maybe eventually get them a larger tank. They have 5L currently. Do you have any idea what the maximum population for that number might be?

Re: The shrimps come to work!

PostPosted:15 Dec 2017 21:06
by odin
If you are just letting them breed then when they stop reproducing you will get a definitive answer to that question :laugh: They will greatly reduce breeding when they run out of room. If you were to start with adults and add them i would say 30 is a good start.

Re: The shrimps come to work!

PostPosted:06 Feb 2018 10:08
by Artemis
Well, I think the berried shrimp above has finally had her babies. She had dropped all but six of them but at least three of those had hatched into larvae yesterday and she seemed to be trying to get them loose yesterday afternoon. I can't see either the mother or the larvae this morning though, so maybe not.

I noticed my third batch of eggs last week! This is a pretty big clutch, at least, my eyesight isn't good enough to count them. I suspect this is the female that had the first batch of eggs but that isn't based on anything!


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Re: The shrimps come to work!

PostPosted:09 Feb 2018 10:01
by Artemis
A free floating larva! The tank water I'd super cloudy because I finally cleaned the algae off the glass.

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Re: The shrimps come to work!

PostPosted:09 Feb 2018 10:02
by odin
Congrats on the larvae! They stay that way for around 15 days.


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Re: The shrimps come to work!

PostPosted:13 Feb 2018 13:33
by Artemis
So now I have two larvae swimming about. No idea what happened to the other 3 eggs but the female is still hanging on to one. It doesn't look hatched yet. Do they often hold onto one or a few eggs for a bit longer? Apologies for the poor photo, I could not get my phone camera to focus!

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Re: The shrimps come to work!

PostPosted:13 Feb 2018 19:26
by odin
How long ago did she first start releasing larvae? They should of all hatched by now and she will typically take 1 - 4 days to release all of them.