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How can I increase breeding in the winter months.

My shrimp haven't been breeding lately what can I do?
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Have you changed anything in the tank recently?

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Winter is coming... Shrimps tend to slow down on breeding in the winter season and pick up during the Spring. If you really want them do breed you can use Borenowild Dance.
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Did your temperature drop? That would do it.

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Stablizing temps will help some, but they can feel the change in pressure.... Just something you ahve to factor. That is one reason I stop selling and shipping in winter.

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Winter is coming... Shrimps tend to slow down on breeding in the winter season and pick up during the Spring. If you really want them do breed you can use Borenowild Dance.
Ah, thanks, this good to know. I'm almost at the 1 year mark for breeding my RCS and the berryage has stopped/slowed drastically now that i stop to think about it. at least i still got some youngins to watch grow up during this winter.

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Those breeding liquids out in the market like Dance and Eros are all such questionable products. No doubt, it stirs commotion in the tank, as there are videos with evidence of this. But whether or not it actually gets females all berried up is... very questionable.

I think most shrimp go dormant over the winter months. However, I do recall, when I used to keep tigers (regular), that they would breed more readily during the winter months. I think this was due to the fact that temps went down and they liked lower temperature.
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Maybe try to stabilize the parameters would help, but certain shrimps actually reproduce more frequently in colder climate, CRS/CBS for example.

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I have never seen increased breeding In The winter any type of tiger or crs... Test have been done with crs and CBS and the warmer the temp the faster they reproduce but they can sense pressure from climate changes


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It's very interesting what you write about shrimp being able to sense a change in pressure during the winter. I never knew this and thought temperature was all that mattered. I do not have my shrimp yet but I am trying to get prepared in advance.

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All animals have a great sense for pressure as that is why fish an diverts in the ocean travel on way or another in the ocean, same as in bears and dear and ducks on land. The change in pressure and understanding their natural instincts lets them know


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That's wierd you say that about the temperature. Because I had no breeding during the summer of spring. But since the temp drop in my tank from 72.3 to 68.4 I have had four berried shrimp in the last month. Two rcs one CBS and one crs. Nothing feeding wise or parameter wise has changed whatsoever, just a temp drop.

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My temps stay constant between 66-70 in my tiger tanks and 66-74 in my crs CBS tb mischling tanks and the only time breeding slows is the start and middle of winter


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