Conditions for shrimp with eggs

  1. Jasonnnnnnnz Member Member

    Hey guys I have 2 female shrimp who molted and now have eggs. But should I raise the temperature or lower it and would I have to remove my betta fish in the same tank with them? My betta doesn't seem to be interested towards my shrimp.


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  2. Jasonnnnnnnz Member Member

    My tank sits at around 20degree Celsius


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  3. Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

    20C is far too cold for a Betta it should be nearer 26C, the shrimp can take a wide range of temperature.
    What shrimp are they?
     

  4. Jasonnnnnnnz Member Member

    They are the regular cherries. My betta doesn't seem to mind the 20 degrees Celsius but I guess I would have to bump it up to 24-25


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  5. DoubleDutch Fishlore VIP Member

    Think the Betta will defo eat the shrimplets.
     
  6. Dolfan Fishlore VIP Member

    Yes the Betta will eat shrimplets. Some may survive if you have a ton of hiding places and plants. 24-26 would be fine for cherry shrimp. Aside from that, you don't need to do much for the shrimp. I would let your tank get a bit "dirty" with some algae etc, as this is what the baby shrimp will primarily eat when they hatch. Usually takes around 3-4 weeks from when they are fertilized.