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01-12-2013 04:52 AM
rostick555 I would say it depends on the species of shrimp and what has changed in your water.
01-11-2013 07:35 PM
randyl
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Originally Posted by infamouz23 View Post
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.
I don't have problem with neos breeding, it's the bee shrimps that was slowed down a bit. My PFR tank in the basement is about high 50s to low 60s, although they did stop when it just turned cold, they are breeding fast again now. And the breeding in my bee shrimps has improved after Christmas too.
01-11-2013 07:13 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 06:56 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 06:52 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 06:38 PM
Simplicity 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 12:01 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.
01-09-2013 11:43 PM
R.sok 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 10:20 PM
sbarbee54 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 10:06 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 08:52 PM
GeToChKn 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 08:38 PM
Betta Maniac I have no idea then. Mine don't slow down in winter at all.
01-09-2013 08:31 PM
ravensgate There are thoughts/theories that it has to do with barometric pressure moreso than temps themselves.
01-09-2013 08:28 PM
randyl
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Originally Posted by Betta Maniac View Post
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?
My tank is in the basement without any sun light. Even if I keep the same temperature in the winter, they breed much slower with the same controlled lighting. Maybe air pressure or something else give away the hint of winter, I don't know.
01-09-2013 08:12 PM
Betta Maniac 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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