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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
Originally Posted by Dtld9
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
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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