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post #31 of 51 (permalink) Old 04-24-2019, 01:30 AM
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Congrats, good luck.

Any input on water parameters or anything that allows successful or detrimental raising of the young?
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Congrats, good luck.

Any input on water parameters or anything that allows successful or detrimental raising of the young?
Mixed my brackish water with local tap water at 15GH and 8KH. temperatures at 70 to mid 70.
Salinity could be any where. Breed the F1 at 35 ppt F2 at 20 ppt and still trying to find where the F3 salinity will be at.
I have better luck at spring time, seasonality I guess. Don’t need a heater at spring.



Not much feeding activity at lower temperatures and the larvae starved and perished.
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Very nice, what kind of tank set up did you use, doesn't look like a bare tank.
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Very nice, what kind of tank set up did you use, doesn't look like a bare tank.
A bare tank overgrown with algae and diatom.
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Just a suggestion. This is highly valuable information to the community as very few people breed Amanos with much success. I'd recommend collating all the video's and as much information as you have on what you've done into a journal thread. My main reason for this suggestion is that this thread is posted as "Amano shrimps or something else" and you're likely to get people reading the first 3 posts and assuming that you're still trying to figure out what shrimp you have, rather than appreciating the success you've seen in raising these shrimp.
Congrats on your success, providing as much info as possible about water conditions and methodology could be very helpful to the community here, so I hope you provide as much as you can, for all our benefit.
It's people who find ways to inexpensively breed popular fish and shrimp that then are able to make them available to other hobbyists. And this is so valuable for reducing harvesting pressure on wild populations.
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Good suggestion, first I have to dust off my real camera.
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They lives passed the 15 days mark, in another week, their chances to morph will go up significantly.

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So far so good, halfway there.


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I've bred amano and raised them successfully by having the mother in a 2 gallon plastic hexagon tank, 78°, in hard water 50/50 of tank and dechlorinated tap.
Left her there until she either drops eggs or they hatch. I then put her back into the main tank.
I don't even measure my salinity anymore. I dump 1 cup of salt per 2 gallons straight into that tank, slightly stir for about 5 minutes and let the air do the rest. Slow medium sized bubbles.
I leave them there until about half or so morph.
Attract them to the side with a light and siphon 50% of water out. Fill back up with freshwater tank water.
Let sit there until they all morph.
Net out and put into a 15 gallon grow out with 100% freshwater tank water and grow them out.

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Slow medium sized bubbles.
0 salinity until eggs/larva dropped
Guess 33ppt salinity
Guess 15-18ppt when half morph until all morph
Then to 0 salinity and put in grow out tank.
Oh, I leave a light on the egg/larva tank on 24/7 and don't feed anything
The 24/7 light grows enough diatoms for them to eat and morph off of. Afterwards in the grow out tanks there is plenty for them to eat.
Good luck, 2,000 amano eat a lot and can be a bit to get rid of them.
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Nice, thanks for sharing.
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I dump 1 cup of salt per 2 gallons straight into that tank, slightly stir for about 5 minutes and let the air do the rest.
What kind of salt do you recommend?
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I leave a light on the egg/larva tank on 24/7 and don't feed anything. The 24/7 light grows enough diatoms for them to eat and morph off of.
Is there visible algae on glass?
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I use bagged coralife marine salt from petco. And the first few weeks I don't usually see any algae or diatoms on the walls. Towards the end I usually see a number of spots and they kind of cling to those areas.
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I really wish we had a comprehensive write up of everyone's Amano breeding experiences somewhere. I also wish someone was regularly selling them on PT, hopefully it would reduce (even in a small way) the amount of wild caught shrimp being exported from Japan. Much healthier for their environment if they aren't harvested so much.

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Added another batch in with the now over three week old F3 larvae and noticing the the older larvae still remains clear body with brown colors back. Unlike the F2 larval that are colors up orange.
Here the F2 and F3 larvae video to compare the differences.


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I just got a ton more zoes. I guess about 1500 of the little buggers.
Off to saltwater tomorrow for a few weeks.
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5 1/2 weeks in salt, just pulled about 1/4 and put back in fresh
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