Amano Shrimp "pregnant"

ada6991
  • #1
So...
I was looking at my fishies today and I have 9 Amano shrimp and I noticed one of them has eggs under her belly in the swimming legs things (not sure what they called).

What should I do?

I heard its hard to take care of the baby shrimplets and I'm going on holidays in a month so it would be hard to take care of them.

If they will hatch I might be able to give them away so they're taken care of.

But what do I do now do I separate the shrimp or do I leave it in with other tankmates?
If I leave it and the babies will hatch how do I separate them?
What do I do when they hatch? I heard they have to be in brackish water how do I do that?
How can I prevent them from being eaten?
How long will it take before they hatch?

That's the main points I think at least until or if they hatch..
 
EbiAqua
  • #2
Unfortunately Amanos are low order breeding shrimp, meaning their babies go through several larval stages. They also need brackish/salt water to complete their life cycle and any larvae will not survive in fresh.
 
ada6991
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
Unfortunately Amanos are low order breeding shrimp, meaning their babies go through several larval stages. They also need brackish/salt water to complete their life cycle and any larvae will not survive in fresh.

First I wanna think just about the hatching and first days after hatching.
I know they need brackish water but how do I do it and how do I transfer them to the water?
 
EbiAqua
  • #4
First I wanna think just about the hatching and first days after hatching.
I know they need brackish water but how do I do it and how do I transfer them to the water?

Most attempts at breeding Amano shrimp have not been successful. Brackish water needs to have a salinity of 1.08 to around 1.15, not sure about how you would transfer the larva as they will be tiny, free-swimming nauplii.

Any hatched babies probably won't survive more than a few hours in pure freshwater.
 
EbiAqua
  • #5
Here, this article may help, but it isn't beginner stuff.

Breeding Yamato (Amano) shrimp
 
ada6991
  • Thread Starter
  • #6
Most attempts at breeding Amano shrimp have not been successful. Brackish water needs to have a salinity of 1.08 to around 1.15, not sure about how you would transfer the larva as they will be tiny, free-swimming nauplii.

Any hatched babies probably won't survive more than a few hours in pure freshwater.

Ugh at least I can try to save them
Would that help if id separate the shrimp with the eggs or would there really be no point?

Ill try to do my best but I bet they will become fish food anyways
 
EbiAqua
  • #7
Ugh at least I can try to save them
Would that help if id separate the shrimp with the eggs or would there really be no point?

Ill try to do my best but I bet they will become fish food anyways

The article I posted has information on when to separate the mother, water salinity, etc.
 
ada6991
  • Thread Starter
  • #8
Ok thanks Ill read it and see how its gonna go
 

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