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inthepacific 01-06-2013 08:39 PM

shrimp not breeding
im not quite sure why they're not breeding. my one female molts quite often but i dont see any of the males doing anything. Also im not sure if she had bred but i see her fins pulsing. is that a sign that she will be berried? or is it her sending the pheromones? i would quite like it if they had some babies soon haha.

Soothing Shrimp 01-06-2013 08:51 PM

How old are the shrimp, what kind, and how long have you housed them in their current tank?

HybridHerp 01-06-2013 08:52 PM

I'm having the same issue as well.

inthepacific 01-06-2013 08:54 PM

i have about 7-10 cherries and 5 CRS that are still juvies. but the cherrys have been in there for about 2 months now. and i've had this particular set of cherries for around months so it should be able to mate. the tank has ADA soil amazonia the new one i think

Betta Maniac 01-06-2013 08:55 PM

My CBS had really slowed down too. Hadn't seen a berry in months. I switched to RO water about a month ago (which lowered the TDS) and I've been religious about doing weekly 3G water changes on the 20G tank, and now there are berries EVERYWHERE. I saw five berried girls this morning.

Bluek24a4 01-06-2013 09:05 PM

We're going to need the water parameters.

GeToChKn 01-06-2013 09:29 PM

And how big is the tank and how planted?

inthepacific 01-06-2013 09:34 PM

the tank is about 5 gal and has a pretty thick carpet of glosso and some dwarf sag. im just wondering if shes berried right now because she keeps fanning her fins. shes just walking around and they're pulsing

Betta Maniac 01-06-2013 10:07 PM

They all fan all the time. If she were berried, you'd see she was holding a clutch of eggs and moving them about.

plamski 01-06-2013 11:21 PM

With ADA Amazonia you have probably too low PH for RCS.You need PH 7-7.5,GH 250,kh 3-5. temp 70-78.

wicca27 01-07-2013 12:36 AM

well ive heard several times and had it happen with my shrimp (both neo's and cards) they slow way down or stop breedin in the winter/cold months and pick it back up in the spring. that could be part of it. also if its ada soil chances are the ph is a tad low for the cherries to breed. i know my rili would saddle but not breed when they were in really low ph and they are a neo like cherry shrimp

Simplicity 01-07-2013 07:52 PM

My CRS have stopped breeding completely since Nov/Dec when it got really cold/

lipadj46 01-07-2013 11:12 PM

+1, they slow down in the winter months

pinoyghost2 01-08-2013 08:09 PM

Mine weren't breeding at all, so while I was away on vacation (10 days) my tank lights were off, just light coming in during the day from the window about 5 ft away.

When I got back I found I had a BKK, BB, and CWB all berried.
They have stopped again, so Ive turned the lights off to see what happens ;)

GeToChKn 01-09-2013 02:26 AM

I'm within an hour of pinoyhost2 and Simplicity and in the past 2 weeks I think every CRS/CBS/Golden I have that is female is berried, so who knows. lol. Weird, picky shrimp sometimes I tell ya.

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