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wait why wont they reproduce? They can reproduce in fresh
They'll reproduce by making eggs and zoea, but those aren't going to survive unless you have a saltwater tank set up for them.
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Edit: further looking into this is providing conflicting information. Regardless, most sources seem to agree that the shrimp are at least first order shrimp, which means zoea. If they're freshwater, then it's still a very low chance of them reproducing, since fish tanks are not hospitable to pelagic larvae most of the time.
 

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They'll reproduce by making eggs and zoea, but those aren't going to survive unless you have a saltwater tank set up for them.
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Edit: further looking into this is providing conflicting information. Regardless, most sources seem to agree that the shrimp are at least first order shrimp, which means zoea. If they're freshwater, then it's still a very low chance of them reproducing, since fish tanks are not hospitable to pelagic larvae most of the time.
Why? mines only a shrimp tank?
 

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Why? mines only a shrimp tank?
Is there a filter of any kind in the tank? Sponge, HOB, etc? Those are great at sucking in zoea and killing them.

Are you willing to get your tank super green and cloudy in order to feed zoea? What about feeding them the right foods? If they eat microalgae/phytoplankton, they'll need a lot of it, and if they eat smaller zooplankton like rotifers, you're going to have to provide that.

EVERYTHING loves larvae. Mama shrimp's gotta recoup some of those calories she's spent, so she's going to predate on her young. So is that dwarf crayfish. And so will the Neocaridina shrimp if they can get their tiny little claws on them.
 

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Is there a filter of any kind in the tank? Sponge, HOB, etc? Those are great at sucking in zoea and killing them.

Are you willing to get your tank super green and cloudy in order to feed zoea? What about feeding them the right foods? If they eat microalgae/phytoplankton, they'll need a lot of it, and if they eat smaller zooplankton like rotifers, you're going to have to provide that.

EVERYTHING loves larvae. Mama shrimp's gotta recoup some of those calories she's spent, so she's going to predate on her young. So is that dwarf crayfish. And so will the Neocaridina shrimp if they can get their tiny little claws on them.
True true, I have a box filter and that's it. I dunno if ill try. I like em tho
 
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