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post #11 of 22 Old 02-14-2008, 08:13 AM
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My only additional comment would be to cover the intake of your filter with a sponge (unless you are using a sponge filter). The babies will hatch after 2-3 weeks and be mini versions of hte adults. They do not need any special feeding. They will molt frequently in the first couple weeks. I feed a combination of algae wafers, hikari crab cuisine, veggies, and sinking wafers to my shrimp tanks. Cherry shrimp do well in a variety of water conditions as long as the tank is cycled. They do multiply quickly as each female can have 20-30 babies and they reach sexual maturity quite quickly. You could move your cycled filter to the 5g or transfer some established gravel if you want to move the shrimp into it. They have a light bioload so don't usually cause huge cycle fluctuations. Hope this helps. msj
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post #12 of 22 Old 02-14-2008, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
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I appreciate eveyone's help I got most of the info I needed but just one more thing.. How long will she carry these eggs?? I fear something may be wrong with her, it's been like 2 weeks!! Will she lay the eggs before they hatch or will she just have baby shrimps?
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she will carry the eggs for 2-3 weeks at which time they will hatch into mini-versions of the adult.
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post #14 of 22 Old 02-14-2008, 07:36 PM
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And then you'll have lots and lots of babies...are you sure you don't have room for a 10 gallon? Your tank will be overcrowded with all those shrimpies!!!!
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The problem I'm having with the 10g is it's under algae treatment which is harmful to crustacions. I just put in my last treatment I have to wait 3 days then do a water change. After that they can go back home 8)
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post #16 of 22 Old 02-15-2008, 05:35 AM
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Too bad you can't have another 10 gallon...if you used copper then your existing 10 probably can't house the shrimpies anymore :(
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There's no copper, I check everything for it before I buy it. I don't want shrimp unfriendly stuff!!
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post #18 of 22 Old 02-16-2008, 02:42 PM
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The problem I'm having with the 10g is it's under algae treatment which is harmful to crustacions. I just put in my last treatment I have to wait 3 days then do a water change. After that they can go back home 8)
with cherry shrimp,you shouldnt have any algea;mine keep it almost non-existant and they got fat off it..you should have seen the 10g before I put the RCS in it
i get algea on a plant in another tank,I just drop it in the cherry shrimp tank and they swarm all over it,clean as can be before the days up
i have 4 berried in the tank right now too..lots of babies in my future
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It's the floating algae. So it's not so easy for them to get to.
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post #20 of 22 Old 03-10-2008, 01:40 AM Thread Starter
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I thought I'd be nice and update for everyone... The babies hatched, about 10 of them, I moved 5 to the 10G to see how they did, I was hoping they would stay up in the water sprite with the parents.. They didn't my fish made quick work of them. I went out and bought a fry net so the rest could be in the 10G and there are 4 there. Once they get bigger I will release them into the tank so they can happily move around and be with the parents.
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