Cherry shrimp age

  1. Mlahauck

    Mlahauck New Member Member

    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. Coradee

    Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

    Bumping this up for you
  3. Skyy2112

    Skyy2112 Valued Member Member

    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.


  4. F

    Florian Pellet Well Known Member Member

    How do you add calcium?
  5. Skyy2112

    Skyy2112 Valued Member Member

    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. =]
  6. Sarah73

    Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

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

    Bithimala Fishlore VIP Member

    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. Sarah73

    Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

    Mine hehe? Here is my 2 week old shrimplet[​IMG]
  9. OP

    Mlahauck New Member Member

    Thanks for everyone's comments and advice!