Berried Shrimp isolated container safe?

Shrimpcakes

Hello, our shrimp do pretty well in our tank and often become berried but their eggs always disappeared with rarely any baby shrimp around afterwards. So I really wanted to see some baby shrimp so I looked on the internet and there was some information on keeping a container with your berried shrimp in them. Is this safe? They have much lower activity in here and today I came home to one of the shrimp upside down but she was okay when I changed the water. I exchange the tank water with the container water two times a day. I would do a separate tank but I don't have any other equipment available currently so this seemed like the best option.

Any help/advice/past experiences would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

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YellowGuppy

That should do the trick! Though honestly, that tank looks like shrimp paradise so I'm not sure why they wouldn't be thriving in all that lush foliage. What else lives in that tank?
 

Shrimpcakes

... oh.. just 3 bristlenose plecos, their 30 babies and 3 corydora..:)

I'm guessing the BNPs are accidentally hoovering them up!

Also I know corydora should be in their little fish hordes but we lost a few.. the male BNP is a big bully only to the cories so he really stressed them out. I'm currently setting up a new tank for a corydora paradise that will have like 20 of them and hopefully they'll do the happy swimming I see on YouTube videos :)

And thank you so much for your post!
 

ProudPapa

I'd be concerned that the female shrimp would be stressed in the breeder box and drop her eggs. It's possible there are many more baby shrimp in the tank than you realize. They're very good at hiding, and difficult to see when very young.
 

Shrimpcakes

I think she is stressed too.. but I've had our shrimps for almost a year now and I have seen a few small shrimps but for the amount of times our females have been berried, we definitely lost most of them haha..

And I moved the container to get constant water exchange and I think they seem much happier :)
 

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