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I'm tickled beyond belief. I counted 22 babies in my Orange Sakura Neo tank (and I'm sure I missed some). The adults I got on May 8th have slowly died off from 17 to 4. The babies are doing awesomely, though. I had read a "rumor" that when adding shrimp to a tank, the babies will be healthy because they have grown up in the water parameters that you have in your tank as opposed to adults that have lived through several different water parameters. After this, I believe this to be true. What do you all think?
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I started with 6 shrimp. 3 Red Cherry and 3 Bloody Mary... I have so many now I can hardly count them. Found a bunch of babies yesterday again... Colony is thriving so I'm thinking your rumor is confirmed... It is a well established tank however...
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I'm tickled beyond belief. I counted 22 babies in my Orange Sakura Neo tank (and I'm sure I missed some). The adults I got on May 8th have slowly died off from 17 to 4. The babies are doing awesomely, though. I had read a "rumor" that when adding shrimp to a tank, the babies will be healthy because they have grown up in the water parameters that you have in your tank as opposed to adults that have lived through several different water parameters. After this, I believe this to be true. What do you all think?
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100% *NOT* my experience... in fact, offspring died faster than the adults...

But then, having soft water doesn't help...

Congrats on your offspring!
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I'm tickled beyond belief. I counted 22 babies in my Orange Sakura Neo tank (and I'm sure I missed some). The adults I got on May 8th have slowly died off from 17 to 4. The babies are doing awesomely, though. I had read a "rumor" that when adding shrimp to a tank, the babies will be healthy because they have grown up in the water parameters that you have in your tank as opposed to adults that have lived through several different water parameters. After this, I believe this to be true. What do you all think?
It's generally very true in breeding in general that future generations are hardier in new water params because they've been brought up in those params.
However this is usually more true in 2nd generations instead of 1st generations, F2 or whatever its called. You'll usually see larger batches and better survival rate, etc.

I would be concerned that there was such a massive die-off in the adults though. Whether its water params, acclimation, molting, bacterial infection, etc.
Counting babies can be misleading though, as the most important part is getting them to survive to juvie stage as many babies are lost during their first few molts.


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