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Richardblack 03-22-2013 08:24 AM

Amano Shrimp Breeding Second Attempt (With New Videos)
 
Amano Shrimp Breeding Second Attempt

Anybody who didn’t view my last attempt, it’s here....

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...1990&highlight=

This is my new setup:

All my Amano zoe’s parents are home bred from my first attempt, linked above

I have larger breeding tank where the Amano are now releasing the zoe’s, (this tank was my old growing tank from last attempt)

Today, things are starting to come together and I now have thousands of zoe’s, as shown in my video.



http://imageshack.us/a/img16/8454/20130321182319.jpg


I have just moved them accross to my green soup mix...and I have new larger growing tank with secret recipe!, picture here.

http://imageshack.us/a/img195/8463/20130321230543.jpg


Fingers crossed things go okay and I will post updates as we go along..

Bananariot 03-22-2013 09:09 AM

That is crazy awesome.

MABJ 03-22-2013 01:55 PM

Amano Shrimp Breeding Second Attempt
 
WOW neat. Why are they all in a column?

Soothing Shrimp 03-22-2013 02:31 PM

I think that's because of the light beam.

MABJ 03-22-2013 02:38 PM

Amano Shrimp Breeding Second Attempt
 
Originally what I thought, but when he moves it, they don't follow..

Richardblack 03-22-2013 03:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MABJ (Post 2906858)
Originally what I thought, but when he moves it, they don't follow..

Yes it’s an led light. it takes a few minutes for them to line up and it’s quite a sight.


They have all been siphoned off into my salty mix, although there are still some berried females in the breeding tank, hope we get another chance to make a video again.

MABJ 03-22-2013 04:24 PM

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Wow. Very interesting. Incredible job!!

Are you doing this for a commercial breeding operation?

sapphoqueen 03-22-2013 04:32 PM

Go go go little zoes grow up !
Thank you for not giving up that good job sir!

Richardblack 03-22-2013 05:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MABJ (Post 2907938)
Wow. Very interesting. Incredible job!!

Are you doing this for a commercial breeding operation?

We might sell some, especially if we do well.. even a 10% survival rate would return 300+ shrimp..... so we are hoping for a good result, especially as this is our second attempt..

Fingers crossed we can learn from our lessons repeat greater success from last time.

Soothing Shrimp 03-22-2013 05:19 PM

I would definitely encourage people to buy CB as opposed to WC. Great job!

Richardblack 03-23-2013 12:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Soothing Shrimp (Post 2908498)
I would definitely encourage people to buy CB as opposed to WC. Great job!

This time around I have decided not to feed them anything extra at all... daft as it may seem... a hunch tells me to go ‘low tech’ and rely just on my green mix..... Other web advice suggests all sorts of supplements should be given... If I am wrong then so be it and will learn from my mistakes...

In the wild its just them (amano zoe's), marshes, the sea. and then fresh water again....... so why should we over feed them? Any suggestions?... anybody?

MABJ 03-23-2013 12:19 AM

Amano Shrimp Breeding Second Attempt
 
One thought is the micro organisms they feed off of.

They're in the water column.

But if you have those, you should be set.

Soothing Shrimp 03-23-2013 12:34 AM

Excellent thread.

Richardblack 03-23-2013 12:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MABJ (Post 2912890)
One thought is the micro organisms they feed off of.

They're in the water column.

But if you have those, you should be set.

Part of my green recipe is Phyto based... i hope to be okay with this.

MABJ 03-23-2013 01:18 AM

Amano Shrimp Breeding Second Attempt
 
I hope they are. What will be your lighting regiment for this soup tank?


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