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Dtld9 02-10-2008 01:09 AM

Cherry shrimp
One of cherry shrimps is extremly pregnant!!! I don't know what to do, will it take any special care to make sure the babies all live? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

willow 02-10-2008 08:06 AM

if the water is kept very clean,then i don't see any problem
is the tank planted ?
also any food you feed the shrimp make sure there is no copper
in the ingrediants.

Dtld9 02-12-2008 12:10 AM

The tank has a floating plant, she is in a 1g with her mate, and no copper.
Will she have babies or lay eggs?
Also will she eat the babies?

willow 02-12-2008 08:12 AM

in all honesty i don't know,sorry. i will try to find out,
maybe someone who has had sucess will come along
and give some better advise.

Dtld9 02-12-2008 12:14 PM

ok well thanks anyways

Flashygrrl 02-12-2008 05:31 PM

1 gallon will be too small if all those hatch...maybe put some plants and hiding areas in if you can for now but if you wanna raise them you'll need a bigger it's a good excuse to get a bigger one right away :)

You'll need a sponge filter too, I would Google the subject and see what comes up, I don't have any personal experience with breeding but if I could I would because they'd probably sell decently around here :)

Dtld9 02-13-2008 12:30 AM

I have 1, 2.5, 5, and 10 gallon tanks. But the 2.5 has a ghost shrimp, 5 isn't fully cycled, and 10 is under an algae treatment that crustacions can't handle. That's actually when I noticed the one was preggo.

They sell well around here to, $6 a shrimp. My sister works at the pet store where I got them and they buy fish from people so I'm thinking a little profit :D along with little baby shrimps.

Flashygrrl 02-13-2008 05:28 AM

All in all a good reason to invest in a nice 20 or 30 gallon tank (if you have the room somewhere) and get it cycling so MAYBE it'll be ready for them by the time they're too big or the next batch, doncha think? :D

I'd breed them if I had the room for another tank but I don't...we have the "too much stuff" syndrome around here.

Dtld9 02-13-2008 11:38 AM

I don't know if I want to continue to breed them. We just started taking care of fish, and didn't know what we were doing :( Everything is just about straightened out but I want to take this one step at a time. And no room for a 20g or we'de already have one. Maybe even a 55g lol.

icom 02-13-2008 11:06 PM

you can keep 100-150 cherry shrimp in a 10g..they are easy to keep,just keep the water clean and do regular water changes and they'll breed;they eat about anything you feed them.You can get a 10g "kit" at Walmart for around $24;tank,lights,filter all you need is a small heater and some plants like Java moss and a sponge filter;around $6 from fosters and smith or a piece of foam or netting to put over the filter intake that comes with the tank kit..get a bag of QwikRete playsand for $4 at Home Depot,or some pool filter sand..or if want to spend a little more $
Eco-Complete looks awesome and is great for plants.I have playsand in one RCS tank and cheap Walmart gravel in another,soon to be switched out for eco complete though.

check for cherry shrimp,I got 35+RCS shipped for $18 that came with some Pellia and Java Moss

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