Cherry shrimp age

Mlahauck
  • #1
I just have a quick question. I recently took my fish out of my shrimp tank and all the shrimp have come out of hiding now, and I have discovered some little ones I didn't know that I had. Does anyone have a guesstimate on how old a cherry shrimp is that is about 1/4" in length? Thanks!!!
 
Coradee
  • #2
Bumping this up for you
 
Skyy2112
  • #3
An adult shrimp takes approximately a month to mature to breeding age. But the age also depends on how often they molt, and their diet.

For example, my 2 week olds may be larger than your 4 week olds due to diet, and added calcium promoting better molts.

I would say they are approx 3-4wks of age.

Hope this helped! Feel free to add any questions.

 
Florian Pellet
  • #4
An adult shrimp takes approximately a month to mature to breeding age. But the age also depends on how often they molt, and their diet.

For example, my 2 week olds may be larger than your 4 week olds due to diet, and added calcium promoting better molts.

I would say they are approx 3-4wks of age.

Hope this helped! Feel free to add any questions.

How do you add calcium?
 
Skyy2112
  • #5
Sorry if I wasn't clear. Breeding age is generally 30-45 days. Full grown can take longer.

@Bithimala Cuttlebone from the bird section, or crushed coral, or seashells.

My tap has tons of minerals already. I stopped adding it. =]
 
Sarah73
  • #6
I would also add almond leaves, so they can eat the left overs.
 
Bithimala
  • #7
Cuttlebone and veggies are both good and easy sources of calcium.

Pics of the babies would be helpful for determining age if possible.

Also, welcome to the forum! Always good to have more invert lovers
 
Sarah73
  • #8
Cuttlebone and veggies are both good and easy sources of calcium.

Pics of the babies would be helpful for determining age if possible.

Mine hehe? Here is my 2 week old shrimplet
 
Mlahauck
  • Thread Starter
  • #9
Thanks for everyone's comments and advice!
 

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