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Old 03-04-2013, 10:17 PM   #16
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Well, Jan 24th I noticed it, and today is March 4...

so yeah... THAT is one long time for a shrimp to be berried!
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:31 AM   #17
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Lol, that's not that long. When my first tt x bkk hybrids got berried it was 3 months.
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:45 AM   #18
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Wow! Now THAT is a long time!
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:45 PM   #19
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Did she ever deliver? I'm curious to see what happened.
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Old 03-30-2013, 03:22 AM   #20
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After 6 weeks she went into hiding for about 3-4 days and came out not berried anymore. Never saw any shrimplets.
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:09 PM   #21
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Sorry to hear about that. Maybe next time.
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:18 PM   #22
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We'll see. So far no shrimp are berried again or otherwise.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:56 PM   #23
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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?
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:18 PM   #24
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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!
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:44 PM   #25
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Thanks Clemsons2k. I think they may act a lot like crays, but without the plant eating.
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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.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:48 PM   #27
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I didn't think about that, but makes a lot of sense.
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Any more baby sightings??
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:13 PM   #29
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Just five right now, but hey- they stayed hidden so long I thought there were none! It's possible I have more. heh
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That's awesome. Hope you can get pictures.
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