11-01-2011, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by dfbiggs
I constantly had problems with my RCS dropping their eggs? Have you found the eggs dropped around the tank? I have found it was possible I was startling them to the point of them releasing their eggs. Probably during tank changes or flashing on the lights in a really dark room. Then my next mistake was gravel vacing. It is very hard to know if you are sucking up baby shrimp during a water change because most of the time you can't see them because they are so tiny and they hide in the substrate. So I have found if I see a pregnant female I will try to stay away from her when sucking out water. I also quit gravel vacing because I believe I was sucking out the babies. As soon as I quit I had a successful batch of babies.
Thanks for that. I've not seen little eggs in the tank, but I can't figure out why I don't see more babies. I just did a small wc today, and looked through the water before I threw it out. I wish I would have put sand down, because even though I have very tiny gravel, it will need to be vacuumed some day. I guess I'll stay away from the gravel completely and see how that goes. I haven't vac'd (until today) since I set the tank up a few weeks ago, so I couldn't have been losing them that way. A bit of a mystery. Thanks again.