11-18-2011, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by GwenInNM
I've had Red cherry shrimp in a very heavily planted 5 gallon tank, for about 3 weeks now. I always see the green eggs on the tummy's of the females, but rarely see the babies. I've seen 1 or 2, they are green and very tiny (size of flea). Are they just hiding? Are they dieing and I just don't know? I do have a filter cover on the intake, so I know they are not getting sucked in. Perhaps it's normal not to see many, but I'm wondering, from those of you who have lots of experience if you can enlighten me on the cycle of these little guys.
Most Likely the mother shrimps had given birth but they somehow did not make it. One concern is water parameters.
Ph of 6.5 will be good for shrimplets, also, did you provided alot of driftwood and moss for food for shrimplets to grow?
I have some pictures on my blog, so do take a look.