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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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Berried RCS - Can I move it?

I finally have a berried RCS. I just saw her yesterday and she had a clutch of maybe 30+ eggs. I have a breeder box ready with just 1 juvenile SAE and some tadpole snails. The Breeder box is heavily planted and I was wondering if it is ok to move her. I plan to move the SAE to the main tank.

My main tank is 10 gallon heavily planted tank. Hiding places does not seem to be an issue but I do have a female betta in there which I know will get into every spot she can fit in to find food.

If moving here is an option for me then what is the best way of doing it?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 10:33 PM
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Yeah, I'm wondering the same thing. Sometimes my shrimp get so spooked that I'd be afraid to risk the chance of a mom dropping her eggs out of stress. Is it a just a quick net and dump (well, place gently as possible) process?
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just be gently with her...or else she will drop eggs!

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I would try and scoop her up into a small cup or something and move her that way so she doesn't ever leave water.

I know how much my shrimp hate the net and being out of the water. Flipping around wildly and trying to jump out.
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I've decided to transfer her but should I wait until the eggs get further along in the gestation period? How long is the gestation period anyways? I think she is 2-3 weeks in.
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Scoop the beta out.

If you really really have to move the berried shrimp, wait for a week or two after it got berried, especially if this is her first clutch. Berried shrimps tend to hide more than usual, in a heavily planted tank, it won't be easy and stress level will be too high.
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Just leave her alone ain't nothing gonna happen ,she will only drop her eggs if the water ain't right
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