Well since I'm starting to get tons of shrimp berried I figure I might as well make this a log for personal use and info for others.
But first a little history: I originally bought 5 'A-grade' CRS about 10 months ago. Having done some research I thought I was prepared for these guys but evidentially I was not. Three died over the first week. But luck was on my side as two managed to survive and to this day are the happy parents of 4 batches of shrimp that have grown up and been mostly sold/traded/ given away. I moved the former inhabitants of the 15g to the basement tank and set it up as a shrimp only tank. I had four shrimp remaining from the first batch of CRS born and raised in my tank which now three are berried. Two other batches are juvies and a month apart and the final batch are just a few weeks old.
Red rilis: after looking at shrimp sites and of course TPT I came to the conclusion I needed to have these guys in my tank. So about two months ago I ordered some and one of my females is berried right now, had one female drop eggs, and two others are saddled.
Wild bee: these guys were bought about two months ago as well and are probably my least favorite of the bunch. At first they were really dull and mainly brown but recently they have developed solid white and somewhat black stripes. Well today I got home from my lax game to find one berried! I'm hoping that it might be a CRSxbee cross to strengthen the white and possibly yield higher grade CBS.
Lighting: 18W Hagen light
Filtration: eheim 2213 with sponge over intake
Temp: 24•C/ 75F (sorry being Canadian I'm used to Celsius temps ;P)
gH:? Test kit coming soon
kH:? Test kit coming soon
TDS: in the mail but going to take a sample of water to be tested by a fellow member of my local aquarium society
I'll be coming back to this thread to update when more events happen.
The original momma:
1st batch berried female with juvies in the background:
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