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Old 05-24-2014, 12:37 PM   #1
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Found 13 rcs babies in my eheim filter! :D

did a quick clean of my filter today because since i got my corys they have kicked up everything off the substrate and thought it would be required to clean it out. sure enough it was pretty dirty again only after a week.

Looking carefully I notice little swimming things, it was a bunch of rcs just under the course filter pad on the top level. I managed to get them out and into the tank in their own breeder net thing. put a much of random moss i had growing in a tupperware.

they are around 1/4 inch in size, but i did find 1 really tiny one. he/she is approx 1-2mm in size.

Question: could this be from another batch of eggs?

Situation: I had bought 25 rcs, after the first day my young ram pair had ate most of them. Fast forward to today (approx 2 months since starting the tank) I believe I only have 2 that have grown to about 1 inch and I guess are both females and looked like they had been holding eggs for a while. I rarely saw these shrimp and with all the fish I have in my 75g I never thought they would last long.

I wonder if I have more babies hiding in the tank

Not sure what I am going to do with them, but for now just going to let them grow and once large enough I might try adding them to the tank. Since the tank has way more plants and cover now I am thinking they could probably survive like the others in there.


- 25 Cardinal Tetras
- 8 Peppered Corydoras
- 4 Pearl Gouramis
- 1 Golden Ram
- 1 Bristle Nose Pleco

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Old 05-24-2014, 04:36 PM   #2
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Would keep the shrimp in a different tank until they get bigger.

Rule number one: Always research a fish before you buy it.

Rule number two: Always cycle your tank.
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I put my berried shrimp in a breeder net in tank with some java moss. Then let babies grow a bit before I release Gives a better chance of survival
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Mine are in a breeder net now, what should I feed if anything?

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