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Old 11-18-2005, 03:17 PM   #1
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I have a killer peppermint shrimp and its holding eggs

Ok I have a Peppermint shrimp killing my hermits caught it red handed,I been finding little carcasses all over the tank and it's carrying eggs on its underside well they look like eggs anyway.
If there is a male in there? and if they are fertilized what should they be fed and will my Blue Mandarin take a liking to them?(hopefully)
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Old 11-18-2005, 03:24 PM   #2
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I never heard of a killer peppermint shrimp! I thought they were always quite peaceful!
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Old 11-18-2005, 03:27 PM   #3
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I never heard of a killer peppermint shrimp! I thought they were always quite peaceful!
I heard the same thing, If I did not see it with my own two eyes I say your crazy... Maybe its because she is loaded with eggs?
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Old 11-18-2005, 04:27 PM   #4
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I had a peppermint shrimp that used to attack my snails. It would have it's *** handed to it if it tried attacking my killer crabs, though.
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Old 11-24-2005, 11:26 AM   #5
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Just an update, Now I have three Peppermint shrimp with eggs...If these eggs hatch will the Mandarin eat them???
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Old 11-24-2005, 12:02 PM   #6
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Not sure if they will be eaten, but in my nano I had my pep shrimp with eggs twice in a few weeks. They don't take long to hatch and when they do it is COOL little tiny tiny shrimp everywhere!!!!

I'm sure someone is going to dine a bit. Perhaps some will make it and you'll have some new additions to the tank.

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Old 11-24-2005, 12:31 PM   #7
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my peppermints used to harrass certian corals and my friend had the same problem, they WERE NOT camel shrimp. I have heard mixed opinions about them, my other friend has no problems with hers and she is raising babies in her fuge
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They don't take long to hatch and when they do it is COOL little tiny tiny shrimp everywhere!!!! Jim
Any idea how long it takes them to hatch?
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Not sure, but I can say this....I noticed the eggs and about 10 days later there were little shrimp everywhere. The second time was about the same. I'd guess about 2 weeks........just a guess though.......it certainly wasn't very long.

I had a nano, so I could see the little guys everywhere when they hatched......very cool to see.
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Not sure, but I can say this....I noticed the eggs and about 10 days later there were little shrimp everywhere. The second time was about the same. I'd guess about 2 weeks........just a guess though.......it certainly wasn't very long.

I had a nano, so I could see the little guys everywhere when they hatched......very cool to see.
Thanks, its been about 5 days now...just wondering when my tank will be filled with Peppermint shrimp... anyone now how many eggs they produce on average... then I can x's that by 3...
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