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Re: Shrimp Talk
« Reply #135 on: December 18, 2020, 05:19:54 pm »
I still have about a dz blues, but they don't do any breeding for some reason.  But they seem to be healthy.  I did see one female that may have some eggs, but will need a mag. glass to see for sure when she gets close to the glass.
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« Reply #136 on: December 18, 2020, 05:58:50 pm »
I've wondered if they could be seasonal breeders for a long time but had never read anything that said that.  I dug down in Google results just now and found that their natural breeding season is summer.  I don't know if that's the cause of the problems we're having but it's something to consider.  https://www.fishkeepingworld.com/cherry-shrimp/
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« Reply #137 on: December 26, 2020, 10:22:46 am »
Well my fears of a female dropping her eggs came true. The semi good news is that I caught her in the act when I got home today and I quick syphoned about 20 and put them in a net over an airstone in a 2.5 gallon tank. Hopefully they will hatch.

I may drop a bit of H2O2 in the tank to prevent fungus. This female is still carrying some eggs so she may been startled into dropping her eggs when I turned on the lights after being gone for a couple of days.

Other good news is that there are still 2 fully berried yellows not including the one that dropped. So an additional one got berried while I was gone.
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Re: Shrimp Talk
« Reply #138 on: December 26, 2020, 10:49:49 am »
Those little white dots are live baby shrimp, not eggs.  Neocardia are live bearers.
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Re: Shrimp Talk
« Reply #139 on: December 26, 2020, 11:56:25 pm »
...I think my blue shrimp die-off may have come to an end, leaving me with 5-6 in the tank...we'll see what happens next...
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« Reply #140 on: December 27, 2020, 07:07:51 am »
I'm not loosing any more either but mine have yet to start breeding. 

I looked in my red rili tank yesterday.  I saw 5 berried females one of wish who was shooting out tiny babies.
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Re: Shrimp Talk
« Reply #141 on: December 27, 2020, 10:14:04 am »
I'm not loosing any more either but mine have yet to start breeding. 

I looked in my red rili tank yesterday.  I saw 5 berried females one of wish who was shooting out tiny babies.
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« Reply #142 on: December 27, 2020, 03:24:09 pm »
Now I have at least 4 berried females. Two weeks ago I thought I would never get 1. huh
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Re: Shrimp Talk
« Reply #143 on: December 27, 2020, 05:10:19 pm »
You got it going on, Willie.
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« Reply #144 on: December 27, 2020, 06:52:36 pm »
You got it going on, Willie.

Now I'm waiting to see the babies although I have 2 juvies that popped up a couple of weeks ago from who knows where.
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« Reply #145 on: January 04, 2021, 02:20:12 pm »
You got it going on, Willie.

Now I'm waiting to see the babies although I have 2 juvies that popped up a couple of weeks ago from who knows where.

Finally I have baby yellow shrimp. I counted 5 and I hope there are more. These are very tiny but already yellow. They are much smaller than the 2 little shrimp I found a couple of weeks ago.

I still have 3 berried shrimp left so there will be more. Good thing they are in an algae filled tank that's a mess. Plenty of food and hiding places in there.
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Re: Shrimp Talk
« Reply #146 on: January 05, 2021, 12:36:20 am »
You got it going on, Willie.

Now I'm waiting to see the babies although I have 2 juvies that popped up a couple of weeks ago from who knows where.

Finally I have baby yellow shrimp. I counted 5 and I hope there are more. These are very tiny but already yellow. They are much smaller than the 2 little shrimp I found a couple of weeks ago.

I still have 3 berried shrimp left so there will be more. Good thing they are in an algae filled tank that's a mess. Plenty of food and hiding places in there.
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Re: Shrimp Talk
« Reply #147 on: January 13, 2021, 02:57:27 pm »
I am now seeing what all the excitement is about these shrimp. I can now see multiple sizes of fry that are obviously from different spawns and I don't have to worry about them being food. ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #148 on: January 13, 2021, 04:32:15 pm »
They're way cool, aren't day.  My favorite thing is when I see the ping pong balls bouncing around in the mamas.
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Re: Shrimp Talk
« Reply #149 on: January 14, 2021, 12:15:38 am »
...yep...they are fun to watch...!
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