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Old 10-16-2009, 07:03 PM   #1
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Cleaner shrimp breed in aquarium?

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I've got two cleaner shrimp, one of which looks like it's carrying a mass of greenish eggs on it's legs. Is this actually what i'm seeing or is it something else? Do these guys breed in aquariums? Is there anything that I should be doing?
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Old 10-16-2009, 07:57 PM   #2
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If conditions are good I am sure they can. Is that all that you have in your 30...a brittlestar and the shrimp?
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Old 10-16-2009, 07:59 PM   #3
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brittle star, shrimp, some hermits, an emerald crab and i just brought home a diamond goby and a baby blue tang (dont worry i'm not keeping it in a 30gal for long!)
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Old 10-16-2009, 08:16 PM   #4
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Well with the last two additions your baby shrimp don't stand a chance. I recomend QT for the fish if you can. Tangs are ich magnets and stress out easily.
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what can i do to make the tang's life a little less stressful? It's already in the tank. All my water params are within an acceptable range and constant. There isn't really anyone else in the tank that will harass it, and there's lots of hiding spots. Is there anything else i can do? Someone mentioned feeding garlic. How do i go about that? Are there prepared garlic foods or like, actually real garlic??
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Regarding the shrimp eggs... my cleaner normally has eggs immediately after every molt. Think it's pretty normal.
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Old 10-17-2009, 01:13 AM   #7
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ahhh good to know. Do you ever have any babies?
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If I do, I never notice them and they never make it past "fish food" stage!
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It sure would be cool to raise them.Around where i live they average 25$ for smallish specimens
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Old 10-19-2009, 01:53 PM   #10
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Yea, same with me. (Ontario, Canada)
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