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Old 12-03-2012, 10:14 PM   #1
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first berried mama evar!


too excited! anything I should know about being a father?
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:36 PM   #2
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technically you are more of a godfather/grandparent...unless there is something you need to tell us!

Make sure your intake is covered with a sponge or something dense like pantyhose. Otherwise, nothing special needs to be done
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:00 PM   #3
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It looks like you have CO2 in the tank. Maybe turn that down a little?
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:07 PM   #4
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Nice! I've been getting berried females almost constantly and it's exciting! Always check your filters; even with prefilters, sponges and double-nets over the intakes, I check my filters carefully monthly (HOB and canister) and I always find at least 5 shrimplets of varying sizes. Some of them are SMALL, almost hardly visible, so get an extra bucket and check small portions of water at a time with a flashlight. Also check buckets when you do water changes to make sure you haven't sucked up any shrimplets (I use an automatic water changer from the faucet but I'm paranoid about sucking up anything so I siphon water out with buckets then refill from the faucet).

Give the shrimplets places to hide (moss, dense plants etc) so they don't become food for other fish (if you have other fish in with them ).

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Old 12-04-2012, 12:05 AM   #5
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very nice carpet...hiding and seek anyone?
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:13 AM   #6
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That's why HC is my favorite plant. It's so lush and forms a carpet. Plus it's the perfect playground for Juvie shrimps.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:49 AM   #7
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very nice! what kid of shrimp is that?
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:16 PM   #8
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I may be incorrect, but looks like a snowball to me.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:08 AM   #9
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I knew as soon as I posted I should've said grandpa haha. Do lily pipe intakes with really thin slits need to be covered? That's a yellow shrimp, not much color to her though
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:09 PM   #10
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I saw the light yellow and thought that was tannins. LOL
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Very exciting keep us updated on if they hatch/ when they hatch.
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Yes, lily pipe intakes have to be covered. A newborn shrimp is smaller than a piece of gravel. And by gravel I mean aqua soil, not regular pet store gravel.
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