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Old 12-21-2012, 04:22 AM   #1
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Fire Red Cherry Shrimp Laying eggs on Video


I have some fire reds and caught this action today from one of the females she was laying eggs into her abdomen. Pretty cool to see her contract and a long trail of eggs in a sticky mucus would come out.

I pulled out my phone and recorded a couple minutes of it.

<object width="560" height="315"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/e_K-48M5LTo?version=3&amp;hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/e_K-48M5LTo?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="560" height="315" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>

This was from a weird angle since she moved.

<object width="560" height="315"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/e_K-48M5LTo?version=3&amp;hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/e_K-48M5LTo?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="560" height="315" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>

cant seem to get the video right here's the link

http://youtu.be/e_K-48M5LTo

http://youtu.be/A_YabLucz2k

Last edited by binbin9; 12-21-2012 at 04:25 AM.. Reason: video frame didnt come out right
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:47 AM   #2
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Those eggs will not hatch without the mother. That's her dropping the eggs. In normal conditions, the female will keep the eggs inside her abdomen until the babies hatch.

You may be able to salvage them by putting them into a small net and placing it nearby an airstone to keep the eggs well aerated.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news man.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:57 PM   #3
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Speedie is correct. Cool vid of a fem dropping eggs though.
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:06 PM   #4
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Great videos. Never seen that before.
But on a serious note ,, there must be something wrong in your tank to make the female drop them. As i said ive never seen or had that happen to me , so im no expert ..
But id say get your water tested assap .
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:21 PM   #5
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I've never seen a shrimp berry up from a saddle. That's a really great capture.

Not sure if it's getting rid of all the eggs or accidentally dropping some eggs transferring them into here abdomen. If she still have some eggs I wouldn't be too worried. Getting them to even saddle is a good thing.

Great video, but I'm too impatient to try to capture it with my own eyes.
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Confirmed she did drop them today. What should I do just leave them in there? Doesnt look like any of the other shrimp are interested in eating them.

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They'll eat them. Just like they'll eat molts. No biggie. Lots of first time females drop their eggs, too.
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Here's the link to the dangling eggs, salvageable? Could be a fun thing to artificially hatch.

http://s189.beta.photobucket.com/use...03505.jpg.html
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save those drop eggs...

sometimes ur tank is wrong and she not comfortable and is dropping eggs
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