|01-12-2013 05:52 AM|
|rostick555||I would say it depends on the species of shrimp and what has changed in your water.|
|01-11-2013 08:35 PM|
|01-11-2013 08:13 PM|
|Betta Maniac||It really has been a cold winter. I've been runing my heater, which I NEVER do. Last winter I turned it on once, when I had guest. This year it's been on for large parts of the last month!|
|01-11-2013 07:56 PM|
|infamouz23||I'm within 40 or so mins from Betta Maniac and have a tank full of berried Supreme Red and blue-green rili neos. This during the coldest winter in my 9 years in the Bay Area.|
|01-11-2013 07:52 PM|
|Soothing Shrimp||Just searching here, but is your tank near a window with natural daylight? Perhaps the change of natural daylight hours may have something to do with it?|
|01-11-2013 07:38 PM|
There was constantly 4-5 berried females at any given time in my tanks. Since November I have yet to see a berried shrimp! Water remains fairly consistent, no major changes. Same TDS, GH, PH ......... must be something with Winter. I even recall last year to have very few berries in winter......
maybe it is a coincidence?
|01-10-2013 01:01 AM|
|ravensgate||Folks...experiences are going to vary. Species, water, tank size, tank temp, etc, etc, etc. Some folks may see a common trend of breeding slowing down, some might not. I think the point of the matter is it's not UNCOMMON for breeding to slow in the winter months for whatever reasons the shrimps may come up with. If it doesn't slow down for you, awesome.|
|01-10-2013 12:43 AM|
I don't seem to have problems seeing berries at all, I see a new one Every week.
I'm located in Wa state & I turn off my filter every night so it gets a bit cooler at night
|01-09-2013 11:20 PM|
They do slow during winter. Set temp and light means nothing to them I think the since the pressure changes. Mi get berries in the winter and often but in spring and summer all my females are always carrying eggs
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|01-09-2013 11:06 PM|
|Betta Maniac||At least I'm not alone and crazy, LOL! Cause I've got berries everywhere right now, and we're having a super cold winter (for us).|
|01-09-2013 09:52 PM|
One of those things that seems to remain a mystery to some extent. I live in the same are as pinoy, simplicity, randyl and every day I turn on the lights and males are swarming and I see a new berry. I swear every female that is of the age of consent is berried right now. Even one of my new ones that are only a few months old, one is berried already.
This SSS girl just got berried last night.
|01-09-2013 09:38 PM|
|Betta Maniac||I have no idea then. Mine don't slow down in winter at all.|
|01-09-2013 09:31 PM|
|ravensgate||There are thoughts/theories that it has to do with barometric pressure moreso than temps themselves.|
|01-09-2013 09:28 PM|
|01-09-2013 09:12 PM|
They have heaters on them, so I don't notice any significant change in temp (all set to 70). That's my whole point. If you're creating an utterly artificial world in terms of heat and light cycles, winter shouldn't mean anything to your shrimp. It's like Groundhog Day inside the tank. The temp flux in the tanks is never more than a couple of degrees as the heater and lights cycle on and off.
Or maybe I'm not understanding the conditions other people keep their shrimp under?
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