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I pruned the 58 tonight for a minor rescape and took the cuttings to do some bartering. I got some more nice Cherries, (one heavily berried) and a few more of the ones I think may be Minamis. I got home and went to acclimate them into the shrimp tank and- Suprise! Teeny shrimplets all over the place. One of the berried Cherries must have popped. The question I have is do Cherries die after the eggs hatch? I've never heard of anything about it, but I'm just curious. When I went to put some more plants in the shrimp tank I found a dead female. I don't know if it was one of the ones that was berried. It was kind of soft, so maybe it had a problem molting. I heard that sometimes happens.

Anyway, they're so small they fit right through the holes in the divider. At least I know they'll be big enough to net back to the "right" side before they're ready to breed. They must not be that old, theyr have very little color and are approximately 3 mm.

Needless to say I'm psyched! I've had one or two babies survive in the 58, but to look into the 10 and see more and more of them every time is a hoot.
I just hope I didn't do a dumb thing by geting another berried Cherry. I already have one berried and the spawn that just happened too. I know there will be losses, so I guess I needn't worry about having too many.

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I've never heard of cherries dying after the lil shrimplets are let loose. If that were true, my tank would have lots of dead RCS. LOL Congrad! :)

Do I understand correctly....you have divided your 58g? So on the 'large' side you have your fish and the 'smaller' side you have your shrimp? Like you stated above, they are small enough to fit thru the divider. Those that do, I hope they don't caught by your fish as a snack. :eek:
 

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Do I understand correctly....you have divided your 58g? So on the 'large' side you have your fish and the 'smaller' side you have your shrimp? Like you stated above, they are small enough to fit thru the divider. Those that do, I hope they don't caught by your fish as a snack. :eek:

I made a kind of misleading statement. I spoke of 2 different tanks in the same subject. I have a 58 planted/fish/shrimp tank and a 10 gal planted shrimp only. The 10 is divided because I have Cherries and Diamonds on one side and some others on the other that I'm not sure are possible of cross breeding with the Cherries and Diamonds.

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