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04-10-2013 04:27 AM
Soothing Shrimp So guess what I noticed yesterday?...the fem is berried again.

So if this is like last time, the gestation should last somewhere around 6 weeks.
04-04-2013 10:28 PM
GreenBliss That's awesome. Hope you can get pictures.
04-04-2013 08:13 PM
Soothing Shrimp Just five right now, but hey- they stayed hidden so long I thought there were none! It's possible I have more. heh
04-04-2013 08:10 PM
Duck5003 Any more baby sightings??
04-04-2013 05:48 PM
Soothing Shrimp I didn't think about that, but makes a lot of sense.
04-04-2013 05:46 PM
Clemsons2k They certainly look closer to crays than shrimp to me

I figure the natural selection that gave them those claws and the desire to be predatory, was probably similar to what crayfish underwent.
04-04-2013 05:44 PM
Soothing Shrimp Thanks Clemsons2k. I think they may act a lot like crays, but without the plant eating.
04-04-2013 05:18 PM
Clemsons2k Yea the cray that I caught and kept did the same thing. I supplied him with some pieces of slate to create a burrow under. He made a really neat cave!
04-04-2013 02:56 PM
Soothing Shrimp Well, apparently I spoke too soon!

After weeks of not seeing any babies, today I see 5 babies in the tank!

They are about the size of half grown cherries. I tried to get some pics, but everything is blurry so far.

Something interesting to note, although I have pvc in the tank, the male has chosen to dig out a burrow under the hair algae (that I've used instead of moss). Don't crays do this, too?
03-30-2013 08:18 PM
Soothing Shrimp We'll see. So far no shrimp are berried again or otherwise.
03-30-2013 03:09 PM
GreenBliss Sorry to hear about that. Maybe next time.
03-30-2013 04:22 AM
Soothing Shrimp After 6 weeks she went into hiding for about 3-4 days and came out not berried anymore. Never saw any shrimplets.
03-29-2013 09:45 PM
GreenBliss Did she ever deliver? I'm curious to see what happened.
03-05-2013 02:45 AM
Soothing Shrimp Wow! Now THAT is a long time!
03-05-2013 02:31 AM
mordalphus Lol, that's not that long. When my first tt x bkk hybrids got berried it was 3 months.
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