Amano shrimp with eggs

Discussion in 'Shrimps and Crabs' started by ahiggins, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. ahigginsNew MemberMember

    I have a well established 10 gallon freshwater tank with 8 rasboras and 2 amano shrimp. One of the shrimp clearly has eggs but the water is not brackish which is what I thought was needed for them to breed. I have a 5 gallon that has 1 bamboo shrimp in it and I am wondering if I should move the amano with eggs in there, but it is also not brackish. Not sure what to do here, but would love to raise a bunch of shrimp!

    Thanks for any guidance :)
  2. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    They will carry eggs in freshwater, the larvae need brackish water to live though. So they won't survive. :(
  3. ahigginsNew MemberMember

    So should I transfer her to a brackish tank?
  4. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Hmm.... read this: 
    It will help you if you are serious on trying to breed these. I would personally just let it be, though...

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