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Old 02-14-2013, 03:37 AM   #1
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Babies!!!!!


So on Sunday I had picked up 10 RCS from Shrimp USA. Tonight when I went to turn the light off I noticed TINNY TINNY clear things in the tank, my first thought was they were snails. Ugh! But when I looked REALLY close they are baby shrimp!!! Anything special I need to do ensure their survival? I was only able to count about 6, assuming there are several more.
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12 pristella tetras, 23 cardinal tetra, 8 amano shirmp, 2 bamboo/flower shrimp, 1 mystery snail, 2 nerite snails, several assassin snails and cherry shrimp.

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Old 02-14-2013, 03:47 AM   #2
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Did you have berried females? Because if you did not then it's not babies...it's probably some type of hitchhiker. CRS (Crystal Red Shrimp) aren't going to be born clear either.
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:48 AM   #3
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Yes. The guy told me one might not make it home before she has them, she was HUGE. So I had been waiting for them. :-) And she's not berried anymore.
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12 pristella tetras, 23 cardinal tetra, 8 amano shirmp, 2 bamboo/flower shrimp, 1 mystery snail, 2 nerite snails, several assassin snails and cherry shrimp.
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:53 AM   #4
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Take a closer look at your 'babies' then because CRS babies are not born clear in my experience...they look just like the parents...like tiny candy canes. Now if you are talking about RCS (red cherry shrimp) and not CRS then yes, their babies are born clear.
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:56 AM   #5
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Whoops! Fixed that in my op. Yes Red Cherry Shrimp. I just graduated form ghost shrimp to the cherries. Not quite ready for CRS
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12 pristella tetras, 23 cardinal tetra, 8 amano shirmp, 2 bamboo/flower shrimp, 1 mystery snail, 2 nerite snails, several assassin snails and cherry shrimp.
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:15 AM   #6
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They'll do normal shrimp business. Just make sure your filter intake is covered. They'll stay hidden for a while and eat normal shrimp foods
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:57 AM   #7
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Congrats on the new babies they are so cute and tiny hope that they all make it for you!!
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:48 PM   #8
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Thank you. They are in an aqueon evolve, so the filter is built into the back with a built in over flow. I've always kept a bunch of filter floss right behind the overflow so no shrimp can get sucked in. They like picking at it though. lol
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:24 PM   #9
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When I woke up this morning before I turned on the light there were about a dozen babies on the front glass eating some spots of green algae. By time I got a picture where you could see anything there were only 2. Enjoy!

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Amazon sword, red lotus, Christmas moss, and crypt lutea, Wisteria, Crypt Wendtii, Water Sprite.

12 pristella tetras, 23 cardinal tetra, 8 amano shirmp, 2 bamboo/flower shrimp, 1 mystery snail, 2 nerite snails, several assassin snails and cherry shrimp.

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Old 02-15-2013, 07:47 PM   #10
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congrats... just wait.. soon you'll have 50+ shrimp
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:49 PM   #11
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That would be great, then I would have plenty to put in my planted tank. :-) Quick question, how many can I keep in my Aqueon Evolve 2 gallon?
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Amazon sword, red lotus, Christmas moss, and crypt lutea, Wisteria, Crypt Wendtii, Water Sprite.

12 pristella tetras, 23 cardinal tetra, 8 amano shirmp, 2 bamboo/flower shrimp, 1 mystery snail, 2 nerite snails, several assassin snails and cherry shrimp.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:08 PM   #12
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2 gallon? Probably about 20 adults. General rule is 10 shrimp per gallon, depends on the footprint though. If it's a very long tank with a good footprint you can keep more than you could in a very tall tank with a small footprint.
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