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what kind of in tank breeder box do you guys use?

Either to keep culls or to selectively breed females?

I'm not sure which ones have vents small enough for shrimps or shrimplets.
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I have a a large and a small marina breeding box. I use them to either cull shrimp or breed them. They both come with a two vents one completely covers while the other partially covers the outflow.

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Right, Aluka, you can also consider the external one (would need an airline to power it or with a small pump). I have those two but I don't use them in the winter because my basement gets quite cold and the external one will a) be colder than the main tank b) lost heat = hydro bill. There was a thread about it in this forum, you should be able to find it.
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OP is asking internal breeding box, but unfortunately those internal boxes lacks the water flow that shrimps need. In the other hand, external breeding box gives more a cleaner look to the tank and a good flow of water for the shrimps to live there temporarily.
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So the internal breeder boxes made out of mesh net don't have enough water flow to be effective for shrimp?
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So the internal breeder boxes made out of mesh net don't have enough water flow to be effective for shrimp?
I use them. To be honest, I have okay flow in the tank and some of the internal breeder box I don't even add any flow. I place it near an airstone that's it and no issue so far. Baby shrimps keep getting in there and stay there for many days, if they don't like it, I'd think they would leave.

I also had this one custom made for me, a 2" filter foam will be in the small compartment with an airline tube going into the foam from a spray bar. The outside opening will be closed by fine mesh.
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i use the one made by finnex. its pretty sweet hob breeder box so if youre looking into getting one look into that one for sure. better than the marina imo.
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sorry not to highjack this thread but figured better to ask within this then start a new...but can netting/moving berried shrimp cause it to stress and drop the eggs?
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sorry not to highjack this thread but figured better to ask within this then start a new...but can netting/moving berried shrimp cause it to stress and drop the eggs?
Yes, of course. But if you have to do it, don't do it the day the female is berried. Wait for 3 days at least, 2 weeks top, don't wait for too long when it's about to release the babies. If you are just letting her back in the tank from the breeder box then 3 days should be fine. I've done that a few times and never had an issue.
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