Baby shrimp going crazy?

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DanB80TTS

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My first batch of baby blue velvets, the babies are now probably around 1/3", tonight they are whizzing around like its a racetrack, usually it's super hard to spot even a single baby, but right but right now I can see at least 10 speeding around.

Is this behaviour particularly odd? The only difference about today is I dropped an invert food stick in there, which I do every couple of days or so.
 

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Is it just (or mostly) males zipping around? That's normal breeding behavior.
 

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Is it just (or mostly) males zipping around? That's normal breeding behavior.
I know that males swim around looking for females, but this is the baby shrimp, so I didn't think they would be breeding yet since they are so tiny. I was u dear the impression shrimp don't breed until they are around 2-3 months old, I only had the adults about a month so the babies are at max a month.

The behaviour just seemed odd since I hadn't seen them do it before and I do watch them a lot since shrimp fascinate me so much.

Tested water parameters as you do and nitrates were 5-10ppm, I do my water changes on a Sunday. I will probably do 10% change today and then 10-20% tommorow.
 

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I know that males swim around looking for females, but this is the baby shrimp, so I didn't think they would be breeding yet since they are so tiny. I was u dear the impression shrimp don't breed until they are around 2-3 months old, I only had the adults about a month so the babies are at max a month.

The behaviour just seemed odd since I hadn't seen them do it before and I do watch them a lot since shrimp fascinate me so much.

Tested water parameters as you do and nitrates were 5-10ppm, I do my water changes on a Sunday. I will probably do 10% change today and then 10-20% tommorow.
Good plan. How is the ammonia and ph?
 

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Haven't tested ph, ammonia and nitrite are zero, of course it's alway the fist thing I test.
I don't test ph very often on any of my tanks, not on any kind of schedule anyway, the tanks usually stay at 7.2-7.4.

The babies were pretty active again today, I'm new to shrimp keeping if you don't count ghost shrimp, this is my first batch of babies that I'm super happy about. I was told Blue Velvets don't always do so great so when I started seeing baby shrimp after only having them a few weeks I was pretty happy.
 

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Haven't tested ph, ammonia and nitrite are zero, of course it's alway the fist thing I test.
I don't test ph very often on any of my tanks, not on any kind of schedule anyway, the tanks usually stay at 7.2-7.4.

The babies were pretty active again today, I'm new to shrimp keeping if you don't count ghost shrimp, this is my first batch of babies that I'm super happy about. I was told Blue Velvets don't always do so great so when I started seeing baby shrimp after only having them a few weeks I was pretty happy.
Okay.. hmmmm.... If all they're doing is being extra active, I would really worry unless they start dying off? I don't know... I'm also new to shrimp keeping if you don't count ghost shrimp lol.

Anyways good luck with the babies And congrats on them, too!
 

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Thanks!
hopefully I will be an expert soon! I have some more shrimp of the red variety coming this week from EricV.
 
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