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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-16-2002, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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Well it appears that my Cardina Japonica Shrimp have sucsessfully bred in my 22 Gallon Tank, as it is full of white almost microscopic shrimp fry(?) darting about.

I don't imagine that they will survive long as I "believe" they need brackish conditions. I have a couple of corries in that tank though so I wont add any salt.

Just thought I would share :-)

Oh and I have sunburst platty fry as well (but they arent nearly as interesting)
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Congratulations on becoming a poppa! haha. Have you looked into precisely what they need to grow? Not only water conditions but what do they feed on? My guess would be zooplankton or maybe some sort of water-borne algae - similar to what brine shrimp are raised on.

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I've had amano shrimp breed ONCE, by accident in a freshwater planted aquarium (RO water). I had this perpetually egg-laden momma shrimp, nothing much ever came of it until I rearranged the aquarium and noticed about 5 shrimp that were wayyyyy too small - all my existing ones were bigger than that when I bought them, and were much much older.

so, some of the babies must have survived.

that means at least that it's possible to breed them in a freshwater w/o mimicing the brackish delta the babies eventually live in when they breed in the wild.

i found this page interesting. a hobbyies journals his experience w/ the shrimp. sorry, this page has lots o' popups.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-05-2002, 05:55 PM
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I am so jealous!!
I have to buy mine all of the time I have over 20 tanks and most of them I like to have some shrimp in . Congrats!!!!
Lucky person!!!
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