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MrWrasse 04-08-2004 12:20 AM

New scarlet maybe has eggs.
 
Well I went to the LFS this evening. They had just got a shipment on new stock. They had some ok prices for a LFS today so I couldn't pass a couple of things up. I got this anemone and scarlet and a few other creatures. When I got home, I noticed the scarlet seemed to have eggs. You should notice the dark area on the bottom of the shrimp. Up close they look like green jelly balls and look like they may even have eyes. Sorry I couldn't get a closer pic, but hopefully you can tell by the pic and the description if my assumptions are correct. If they are is there any way to help them survive if they hatch?

Scott

xxmoorishmanxx 04-08-2004 12:39 AM

I had to scarlets and each time before they had thousands of babies they looked just like tht. Usally the babies hatched at night

JC

fishfreek 04-08-2004 09:48 AM

Yep those are shrimp eggs. Regretfully the survivability rate for them is next to nill. The eggs are at the bottom of the food chain and everything in your tank will find them to be a great treat.

If you have two of these shrimp you can acutally end up with them producing and releasing eggs every few weeks.

Boxster 04-08-2004 12:49 PM

I have only one scarlet and every few weeks, I saw yellowish balls in the belly, look like egss to me. It will be gone in a few days. Can one scarlet produce eggs by itself???

steve-s 04-08-2004 06:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Boxster
Can one scarlet produce eggs by itself???

Quite common after moulting. If the eggs are not fertilized, the shrimp will usually eat them... :P

Cheers
Steve

steve-s 04-08-2004 06:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Boxster
Can one scarlet produce eggs by itself???

Quite common after moulting. If the eggs are not fertilized, the shrimp will usually eat them... :P

Cheers
Steve


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