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Old 02-22-2011, 05:06 PM   #1
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peppermint shrimp growth

My peppermint shrimp had about 300 babies a couple of months back most went down into the sump and are chillen down there, can anyone give me a estimate of how long it will take the shrimp to grow into mature peppermints
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Not sure if that will be of any help. You can roam around that site and find answers though i am sure.
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:54 PM   #3
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See if you can get store credit for some at your lfs
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:09 PM   #4
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How big are they after those 2 months?
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that's amazing. are you sure they are baby peppermint shrimp and not mysis?
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Good point. Likely not shrimp at all. No food source. 2 months ago. Doubt there are baby peps.
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Or perhaps Amphipods? Those look a lot like shrimp.

Not trying to be a party-pooper, but baby shrimp normally don't make it in home aquaria without a LOT of human help.
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They require a lot of food, and it's hard not to fowl the water when feeding them the amounts that the need, a lot of water changes are required in the first few weeks to keep it from fouling. If you have ever tried to grow brine shrimp, peps r twice as hard.
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No they were peppermints I watched the shrimp give birth it was 3 a.m. she swam to the top of the water very fast and then there were tiny shrimp floating all around Ill have some pictures up soon it was very neat then my orange spotted goby started eating them
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And I'm pretty sure y'all are right and they will probaly will die and at two months they are still about the size of a finger nail (not very big at all)
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