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Berried Shrimp?

So I took a close look at one of my female RCS and noticed these yellowish balls en masse under her tail, does this mean she's pregnant and I can expect to have babies soon? About how long do shrimp remain pregnant before the babies are born and what should I do to ensure that most if not all of the babies survive? Any special tips I should know? There's plenty of plant cover so I'm sure the baby shrimp will have plenty of places to hide, are there any special foods I should feed the shrimplets or will they be fine eating the food that the adults eat? Thanks in advance for the tips and help!
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3-4 weeks for the eggs to hatch

No fish (preferably)

Proper water parameters (including GH and KH)

Biofilm in tank ('baby food' not necessary - they'll eat adult food, too!)

Cover on filter if you aren't using sponge filters (sponge, panty hose, SS mesh guard...)


Pretty simple!
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3-4 weeks for the eggs to hatch

No fish (preferably)

Proper water parameters (including GH and KH)

Biofilm in tank ('baby food' not necessary - they'll eat adult food, too!)

Cover on filter if you aren't using sponge filters (sponge, panty hose, SS mesh guard...)


Pretty simple! <a href="https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/images/smilie/icon_smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" >:-)</a>
Thanks for the tips!
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So I took a close look at one of my female RCS and noticed these yellowish balls en masse under her tail, does this mean she's pregnant and I can expect to have babies soon? About how long do shrimp remain pregnant before the babies are born and what should I do to ensure that most if not all of the babies survive? Any special tips I should know? There's plenty of plant cover so I'm sure the baby shrimp will have plenty of places to hide, are there any special foods I should feed the shrimplets or will they be fine eating the food that the adults eat? Thanks in advance for the tips and help!

My brother usually tells me that they will find their own food as long as you have mosses in your tank. You can also try feeding them with high-grade baby fish.
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