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Old 01-06-2013, 08:39 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:51 PM   #2
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How old are the shrimp, what kind, and how long have you housed them in their current tank?
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:52 PM   #3
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I'm having the same issue as well.
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:54 PM   #4
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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
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:55 PM   #5
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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.
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We're going to need the water parameters.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:29 PM   #7
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And how big is the tank and how planted?
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:34 PM   #8
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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
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:07 PM   #9
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They all fan all the time. If she were berried, you'd see she was holding a clutch of eggs and moving them about.
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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.
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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
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My CRS have stopped breeding completely since Nov/Dec when it got really cold/
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:12 PM   #13
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+1, they slow down in the winter months
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:09 PM   #14
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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
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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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