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finally had Crystal Red Shrimp babies in a high tech tank:D

Not much info here but I'm ecstatic so I'm posting it here. I have a high tech tank with a large amount of CO2 (about 1.4 ph drop) and my SS+ crystals had babies. Took me a year with no luck. I think what made the change is I got a twinstar Algae inhibitor..I don't really believe in the anti Algae part of that tool but it massively oxygenates the water column. Haven't had any deaths since then either. Shrimp seem more active as well. May be coincidence, IDK.
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Sometimes, "lack of oxygen" in a shrimp tank can result in deaths and/or inactive shrimp.... so the algae inhibitor could very well be benefiting the shrimp.

If these are the first offspring though, don't go countin' your chickens yet!!!! You'll know it's been successful when they grow into adults and have offspring of their own!
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Damnit I celebrated my victory too early
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Damnit I celebrated my victory too early
Interesting to read. I am about to move my CRS colony into a high-tech tank. I plan to have CO2 levels lower than what you have reported, so I hope they are able to continue breeding well. Right now we have a constant supply of babies (maybe 150 individuals in total) so I am nervous for the switch. My only backup colony will be a 2.5g with 10-20 shrimp in it.

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Just spotted another berried shrimp. One thing, and this may be a coincidence, is that when I dropped the TDS to 170 iso after a huge water change, the shrimp molted and berried shrimp showed up. Usually my tank hovers around 190-230 due to EI dosing.

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Interesting to read. I am about to move my CRS colony into a high-tech tank. I plan to have CO2 levels lower than what you have reported, so I hope they are able to continue breeding well. Right now we have a constant supply of babies (maybe 150 individuals in total) so I am nervous for the switch. My only backup colony will be a 2.5g with 10-20 shrimp in it.
You can always start with a lower PH and turn it up sloooooowly. 1PH drop as a start won't hurt them.
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