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amano shrimp bummer

Discussion in 'Inverts' started by tedr108, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. tedr108

    tedr108 Lifetime Charter Member
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    One of my amano shrimp was acting strange, zooming around everywhere, during a water change today. I looked closely and saw that she was spreading what looked like thousands of little babies everywhere. These things looked like little miniscule tadpoles -- much smaller than fish fry. I'm bummed because they don't stand a chance in my tank ... my fish and my filters are going to do them all in.

    I read up on raising amano shrimp fry -- sounds like it's really tough to keep them alive. Next time, I think I'll put some in a little outdoor pond that I have (assuming I don't have fish in it) ... maybe nature will do a better job of raising them.

    Edit: Did some more resarch...turns out the amano larvae need salt water.

    Edit #2: All of the amano larvae were indeed gone this morning when I woke up.
     
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    the shrimp would proboaly survive in the filter, i found 6 RCS in my sponges after 1month of not cleaning it and i only noticed because one nearly went down the sink!
     
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    Aaron,

    I'll check my filter sponges for shrimp from now on when I clean them -- usually find quite a few snails in there, but never thougth to check for shrimp.
     
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