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Old 10-22-2011, 12:21 PM   #1
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feeding newborn red crystal shrimps (RCS)

What do you feed newborn rcs? Can you feed them powdered pellets, or something home made? Algae from a rock? My pregnant shrimp is in a fertility net, and i added moss that have algae on it for cover, she is soon to be a mother?

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1) You don't have to keep her in a breeder trap (unless she's in a tank with fish) If they're in a species only tank (shrimp only) the shrimplettes will be fine.

2) They don't eat anything different than their parents: crushed flake, algae wafers, shrimp pellets, fresh algae off plants/decor.
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Old 10-22-2011, 12:54 PM   #3
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1) You don't have to keep her in a breeder trap (unless she's in a tank with fish) If they're in a species only tank (shrimp only) the shrimplettes will be fine.

2) They don't eat anything different than their parents: crushed flake, algae wafers, shrimp pellets, fresh algae off plants/decor.
Thank you very much. Now i know what to do. i will sleep better now. ^_^

1) I do have fish in my aquarium, i have 9 adult Neon tetra.
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darn its gone, and the mother shrimp to. i am missing 2 other shrimps. Maybe the oto eat it?
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otos don't eat shrimps.......prob. the neons, or they are hiding..........

so, RCS stands for Red cherry shrimps which r red

and CRS stands for crystal red shrimp which are red and white
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next time, don't try to move the preggo mother as she can stress and drop the eggs........
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Old 11-11-2011, 03:12 PM   #7
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The neons definitely would eat both mom and shrimplettes. I have my RCS in with otos and pygmy corys and nobody bothers anybody else.

I also just leave the shrimp in the tank with java moss and lots of cover and before you know it, you have little shrimplets running around. Pretty cool.
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What about crs with guppies? Would they be alright?
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Most fish will eat shrimplets. The adults should be fine with guppies.
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How could I protect the shrimplets? What about putting lots of java moss on the bottom? I've got a little tiki house they could hide in and a couple pieces of driftwood. I'll take some pics tomorrow.
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Some young may survive. Guppies are the type that poke around everywhere in search of food though.
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The beat way is to remove the fish, but adding moss will help some.
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Some young may survive. Guppies are the type that poke around everywhere in search of food though.
Yeah you're right! You know their behavior very well.

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The best way is to remove the fish, but adding moss will help some.
Can't really remove the guppies. I don't have anywhere else to put them at this point in time.
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Another option is an external breeder box. I'm slacking but will eventually put up a review of the one that I recently got.
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