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Congrats on the babies. Just be careful over feeding. I saw my CPDs doing there dance around the java moss ball thing I have. Just have no means in separating anything at the time so unless they are careful they wont make it.
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I really enjoyed reading this little blog! Iím just a couple of weeks into my own shrimp journey and quite a number of the females I got in my initial batch have taken on eggs. I can see the, getting darker every day so Iím sure it wonít be long before I have a tank full of baby sprimpletes
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Congrats on the babies. Just be careful over feeding. I saw my CPDs doing there dance around the java moss ball thing I have. Just have no means in separating anything at the time so unless they are careful they wont make it.
Can CPD fry overeat and die like tetras? I haven’t seen any issues so far. They seem to get fat, then leave any food alone.

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I really enjoyed reading this little blog! I’m just a couple of weeks into my own shrimp journey and quite a number of the females I got in my initial batch have taken on eggs. I can see the, getting darker every day so I’m sure it won’t be long before I have a tank full of baby sprimpletes
I’m jealous! I don’t know what’s up with these shrimp. I had a 5 gallon years ago that went nuts, even with some neglect. I’m starting to dose small amounts of fertilizer, since I dosed that tank. Saddles are getting larger on a few females. Maybe I’ll get lucky? If more eggs are dropped I’m going to attempt to save them, check them out under a microscope. Maybe I could rig up an egg tumbler.



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whelp... dropped eggs this morning

I woke up early and did some things with the 29. I decided to try to make an egg tumbler for when they decide to drop eggs next. Then when everyone was awake, fed the baby fish, and I notice a clutch of dropped eggs. I will get a pic of the tumbler in action... if it works. Here are two shots of an egg, one of the anterior/posterior, I'm not sure which. But they seem to be fertilized, lots of divisions already!





Edit: The tumbler works! I cut a small piece of of plastic tubing, and some gallon jug lids fit nice and snug. Airline tube inserted into the bottom and some tulle to stop anything getting in on the top lid. I added some moss to keep the eggs suspended and they are wiggling in the current.
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Can CPD fry overeat and die like tetras? I havenít seen any issues so far. They seem to get fat, then leave any food alone.
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Oh no not that I know of. I was just thinking of keeping things clean. Just a friendly reminder (I have to remind myself all the time that just because my fish act like they are starving the fat bellies say otherwise)
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It looks like my tumbler design failed. The eggs are looking pale, and I’m not sure they are developing. Time to redesign! The three fry are growing rapidly with am microworm and pm bbs.



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More CPD eggs!

I woke up this morning to see the CPD spawning in the 29. Before I had to leave for work I vacuumed up a little in the area and left the bucket until I got home. There was 1 just hatched fry and 3 eggs. I hope the fry isn't a zebra danio, but they have always laid on the left side of the tank, where I saw the CPD laying on the right. Only time will tell I guess. I wasn't expecting it, so hopefully I can get enough infusoria growing to keep them alive. Since there were eggs I raced to change the egg tumbler, now its working great!

I want to use a different material so the fry don't get stuck, but this was all I had on hand and very little time to fix it up.



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The one fry is free swimming today, and three have hatched out of their eggs!



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I have moved the three larger CPD juveniles to the 29 gallon, check them out on their way to their new home in my 29 gallon journal!

I collected some eggs from a cross between male longfin blue danios and female zebra danios. Because, I'm interested to see what they'll look like.

EDIT: all the eggs are infertile 😞 the longfin blue danios must originate from a line other than zebra.




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Did a large water change today to see if that will kickstart something new with the shimp. No berries at all! They are saddling, but the last few months, not even dropped eggs. At least the CPD fry have all done well. The last three are a few weeks away from moving in with their mother/siblings!



Everything was overgrown and scraggly looking, took a ton of floaters out. I've started dosing again the last few weeks, trying to recreate the last time I had RCS. Last time they were in a 5 hex that got irregular water changes. Maybe the fish are the difference?



Edit: Well, I didn't want to wait around and see if fish were the problem, so out they go to the 29!

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Haha little guys got evicted.

GL with the shrimpers.
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Woke up to two molts this morning, and the males are swimming around frantically... maybe...

Edit: a few hours later and I’m watching a female bend and contort her tail. It seems like there’s a yellowish hue under her carapace... could it be? I haven’t gotten s good angle to see eggs, maybe the light is playing tricks on me. I’ve noticed the males have tufts by the base of their rostrum, maybe they aren’t mature before, or it was the fish.

Edit #2 dropped eggs 😞 there are in the egg tumbler, just Incase. I’m about to give up on these shrimp.



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Infertile eggs... I think the males are duds 😞



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New fry incoming!!!

This morning while I was having some coffee just watching the 29, I saw the CPD spawning. I gave them an hour and went in to retrieve some eggs. In the java moss where they did their business I found no CPD eggs, but a large, brownish egg...? Cory eggs!!!! I was so excited. If not for that lone Cory egg, I wouldn't have found the 15 others hiding in the subwassertang foreground. I had to pull it out to get at the eggs and replant, but it was worth the effort! There are 4 eggs that are further along in development, so they've spawned at least twice. It would be cool to see them, but eggs are exciting!

In the last year, I've raised zebra danios, Celestial pearl danios and, possibly panda Cory!





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I tried my best to get a shot of an advanced stage panda Cory in an egg, but wow was it difficult! The egg wall is thick and covered in dots, I assume that's what causes the stickiness. Quality is bad, but you can make out the cel wall. We got to see the little guys squiggle in the eggs!




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