Cherry shrimp age

Discussion in 'Shrimps and Crabs' started by Mlahauck, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. MlahauckNew MemberMember

    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. :D Does anyone have a guesstimate on how old a cherry shrimp is that is about 1/4" in length? Thanks!!!

  2. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    Bumping this up for you
  3. Skyy2112Valued MemberMember

    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.

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  4. Florian PelletWell Known MemberMember

    How do you add calcium?
  5. Skyy2112Valued MemberMember

    Sorry if I wasnt 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. =]
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 6, 2016
  6. Sarah73Fishlore VIPMember

    I would also add almond leaves, so they can eat the left overs.
  7. BithimalaFishlore VIPMember

    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 :)
  8. Sarah73Fishlore VIPMember

    Mine hehe? Here is my 2 week old shrimpletimage
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  9. MlahauckNew MemberMember

    Thanks for everyone's comments and advice!

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