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im not quite sure why they're not breeding. my one female molts quite often but i dont see any of the males doing anything. Also im not sure if she had bred but i see her fins pulsing. is that a sign that she will be berried? or is it her sending the pheromones? i would quite like it if they had some babies soon haha.
 

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i have about 7-10 cherries and 5 CRS that are still juvies. but the cherrys have been in there for about 2 months now. and i've had this particular set of cherries for around months so it should be able to mate. the tank has ADA soil amazonia the new one i think
 

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My CBS had really slowed down too. Hadn't seen a berry in months. I switched to RO water about a month ago (which lowered the TDS) and I've been religious about doing weekly 3G water changes on the 20G tank, and now there are berries EVERYWHERE. I saw five berried girls this morning.
 

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the tank is about 5 gal and has a pretty thick carpet of glosso and some dwarf sag. im just wondering if shes berried right now because she keeps fanning her fins. shes just walking around and they're pulsing
 

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well ive heard several times and had it happen with my shrimp (both neo's and cards) they slow way down or stop breedin in the winter/cold months and pick it back up in the spring. that could be part of it. also if its ada soil chances are the ph is a tad low for the cherries to breed. i know my rili would saddle but not breed when they were in really low ph and they are a neo like cherry shrimp
 

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Mine weren't breeding at all, so while I was away on vacation (10 days) my tank lights were off, just light coming in during the day from the window about 5 ft away.

When I got back I found I had a BKK, BB, and CWB all berried.
They have stopped again, so Ive turned the lights off to see what happens ;)
 

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I'm within an hour of pinoyhost2 and Simplicity and in the past 2 weeks I think every CRS/CBS/Golden I have that is female is berried, so who knows. lol. Weird, picky shrimp sometimes I tell ya.
 

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I have seven berried females at the moment. Every time I look lately I spot another one. Most of us keep them under controlled and fully artificial conditions (light and temp don't vary with the season), so I’m not sure that “winter” is really a factor. Mine had slowed down over the summer because I'd let the TDS creep up.
 

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A lot of you are in the warmer areas, so the shrimps may still be breeding, but up where its cold right now and we have heating on the water still tends to drop a bit during the night because the lights are off.

I put a heater in my Taiwan tank (especially because my Taiwan babies are in the breeder box attached to this tank) and because my temp drops to 72F during the night. I have the daytime temp set around 74F and kept the lights off yesterday and today.

This am I saw a molt!!! Hopefully someone found someone else during the night to keep warm with :)
 
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