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Old 04-28-2013, 12:28 PM   #11
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I have read they are one of the more difficult shrimp to breed. They need to be fed rotifers of newly hatched baby brine shrimp a couple times a day and reach metamorphosis in 5 to 6 months. I think you will need to set up a tank specifically for raising them and be fairly dedicated. I would like to try it some day but want some experience breeding other creatures first, and more free time of corse.
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Hmmm I was afraid of that... I did a search an people seemed to have the experience you described, very hard to nourish the young properly (man RCS are garbage cans, not a worry they pop out hungry)
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Since there doesn't seem to be any precedent for tank raising the young I am leaving my shrimp in my DT. Hopefully a few babies that get sucked into the sump will surprise me and survive.

It seems wrong to isolate her in my sump if the eggs aren't going to develop. Plus I want to enjoy her personality, I miss my previous shrimp.
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I have read they are one of the more difficult shrimp to breed. They need to be fed rotifers of newly hatched baby brine shrimp a couple times a day and reach metamorphosis in 5 to 6 months. I think you will need to set up a tank specifically for raising them and be fairly dedicated. I would like to try it some day but want some experience breeding other creatures first, and more free time of corse.
Agreed. Very hard to raise the young and impossible in a DT or refugium. Just let them release them in the DT and they will become food for other critters.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:40 AM   #15
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Thank you all for the insight. Beangirl I will try the Tupperware trick, might be a fun trick to train her.

My cleaner shrimp molted today and at feeding just now I didn't see the mass of eggs. I only saw them up close while acclimating her so who knows, but if she released them everyone had a feast because I don't see any.
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