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Has anyone seen this happen in their tank ?
My shrimp were being a bit feisty and I thought 2 of them were battling so I ran and got the camera. But now I think I was takin porn shots ! :hehe::hehe:
1 of the shrimp had the other pinned down for about 2 hours and another came along onto the rock and started acting very strange , then the one let the other go and chased him away. The "pinned" smaller shrimp never moved and the other came back after chasing and they were there for another hour or so not moving .
Then I thought the bottom pinned shrimp was dead as it didnt move after the top one left , I was just getting ready to poke it with muh trusty ole stick to see if it was alive and before I could it got up and walked into a large crack in the rock.
It has been there now for 2 days and only comes out to edge of cave to feed.
Never saw this before... I keep looking for eggs but its hard to see as it refuses to leave that crack...
Maybe Buck's gonna be a daddy ? :D
Anyone experience Amano mating ?
Here is a shot I took when it first started and I thought they were fighting...
 

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My ammano shrimp breed on a regular basis. The females will carry the eggs under her tail as soon as they are produced (she will be extremely laden with them).

I have only had the eggs hatch 4-5 times in my tanks, each time immediately after a water change. Epsom salts in the water will help the babies develop their shells, without them, the babies will die in 24-48 hours from nutrient deficiencies.
 

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ahhhh... very kool G...
Do the egg bearing shrimp go to a specific spot in your tank when they get like that ?

That shrimp that I was talkin about has been hangin in this crevice thats about an inch deep in my rock ...

So far I havent seen eggs but Im watchin for it ! ;)
 

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about 2 days ago there was a huge group of my amanos lurking on the ambulia when they eventually broke up I noticed one female was heavy with eggs, I'm quite pleased with this as I have noticed that I now have 3 female amanos carrying young at different stages and I do not know if its just in the case of mine or either of you have noticed that they tend to be a lot more eager to eat algae when they are carrying.
one female appears to be due to let her brood go soon as when I look at where the eggs were there are loads of little eyes looking back out.
I add epsom salt to my tank as well, I do not know if it is just coincidence or not but I just thought I'd add that bit.
 

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If you want to give the babies a chance to make it, there are some web sites that talk about breeding Amanos. Basically, you need to put mom and eggs in a brackish tank. When the eggs hatch, you can remove mom and then you slowly do partial water changes to reduce the salinity as the fry mature.

Here are some links:
http://www.jayscustomcomputers.com/wilma/Articles/page1.html

http://suiso.com/ebi.htm

Let us know if you decide to try to raise some!

Tim
 
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