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Old 02-27-2009, 11:03 PM   #1
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Missing shrimp eggs

A little over a week ago i noticed one of my shrimp had a large mass on its underside that the next day i confirmed was eggs. I have been anxious to wait for the shrimp to hatch and see if i could keep the spawn alive. However this evening i returned from work and discovered the female no longer carried the eggs and there are no spawn in the tank...is it possible she ditched the eggs? any thoughts?
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:39 PM   #2
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i had the same thing happen with a whisker shrimp i had. so after a lot of reading, some shrimps have a larval stage after they hatch from eggs. during this stage a lot can happen, fish snacks, filter debris, and i think certain varieties need to swim to brackish/saltwater before they can mature.
i was very disappointed when i had no shrimp babies. red cherry shrimp breed rapidly, and once the eggs hatch there are mini shrimp.
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Old 02-28-2009, 12:21 AM   #3
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haha yeah thats what i was hoping for...its possible they became filter food but who knows. Salt water may have had something to do with it as well! I was just hoping to start breeding shrimp on the side for fun and as a feeder food for when i get my bigger tank. I just bought 2 more shrimp for a total of 6 so im assuming this wont be my first batch of eggs and ill get to try again soon!
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Old 02-28-2009, 12:22 AM   #4
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Im also heading back home this weekend and the lfs there has one of the better shrimp selections ive seen so im going to pick up something a little fancier than ghost shrimp haha
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What kind of shrimp do you have and what kind are you looking for? I sell red cherry shrimp, yellow shrimp, and snowball shrimp and I guarantee that I can beat the quality and price of your LFS. Shipping is not a problem either. If you are interested in getting some let me know (send me a private message)and I can ship them out on Monday along with the other 4-6 packages I'm sending out.
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