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Hey guys! Not having a great week :'( finally have 4 berried PFR's and I just got and see someone dropped their eggs? I don't know what to do.. it's still there. How do I save them? Is it too late? Can I do something without buying a lot of things? Is it even possible? Sorry never dealt with this when I had Cherrys. Please help! :'(

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RE: HELP! PFR Dopped Eggs

If you have or are able to make a small net breeder you can place the eggs in there with very gentle water flow going over them to keep fungus off. Or you could always buy an egg tumbler and put it on a timer to simulate the mother fanning them. I've personally used the egg tumblers with good success.
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There's not much you can typically do once a shrimp drops its eggs. Since they're Neos, they'll breed quickly and it's only a brief matter of time until the shrimp is berried again.

Sometimes new/young females drop their eggs. Sometimes stress causes it. Sometimes there's something wrong with the eggs.


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If you have or are able to make a small net breeder you can place the eggs in there with very gentle water flow going over them to keep fungus off. Or you could always buy an egg tumbler and put it on a timer to simulate the mother fanning them. I've personally used the egg tumblers with good success.
I'll try and see if I can make one.
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There's not much you can typically do once a shrimp drops its eggs. Since they're Neos, they'll breed quickly and it's only a brief matter of time until the shrimp is berried again.

Sometimes new/young females drop their eggs. Sometimes stress causes it. Sometimes there's something wrong with the eggs.
I see. This really sucks :'( was very hard for me to find some local guys to get the PFR's and finally to breed. I guess I'll try the egg tumbler method.
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made my own egg tumbler?

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If you have or are able to make a small net breeder you can place the eggs in there with very gentle water flow going over them to keep fungus off. Or you could always buy an egg tumbler and put it on a timer to simulate the mother fanning them. I've personally used the egg tumblers with good success.
I just made one using a plastic bottle and an air-pump + airstone with water and a net covering the bottom of the top upside down whole. Do you think this should help?



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So I have well over 60+ eggs. I 2 have dropped their eggs I don't understand what's going on. Enough food (I feed them every other day) + alot of biofilm and moss. Water changes 30-50% every week. I used Nutrfin Cycle 5ml as suggested for each water change. It's NYC water tap water... no co2 or anyh other meds for anything used. 1 tiny shrimp dead (due to heat wave but everyone else is doing well). I never ever had this issue.. when I kept Cherrys.. but my Painted Fire Reds seem to be having this for the first time. Atm temp is 72-74* no heater.
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nyc tap water contains chlorine..... if you arent using anything to take the chlorine out, that could be the problem.... i grew up in queens and had many problems as a kid with tanks when doing water changes straight from the tap.
they also add fluoride (forgive my spelling).
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Re: HELP! PFR Dopped Eggs

use water conditioner, and check the gh/kh...

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nyc tap water contains chlorine..... if you arent using anything to take the chlorine out, that could be the problem.... i grew up in queens and had many problems as a kid with tanks when doing water changes straight from the tap.
they also add fluoride (forgive my spelling).
I used aquaħ for that. So no chlorine in there.
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