Shrimp Got Eggs!

Discussion in 'Cherry Shrimp' started by AJDelphi, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. AJDelphiNew MemberMember

    I was super excited this morning when I looked into my tank and saw my first Shrimp with eggs and she is busting with them. I can't wait for little shrimp babies! 2019-4-20 9-23-5.jpg
  2. richie.pWell Known MemberMember

    very nice she is busting

  3. AJDelphiNew MemberMember

    She sure is. She keeps trying to tuck them back in and failing miserably, lol.

  4. richie.pWell Known MemberMember

    She may loose a couple there but she looks mature enough to know what's she's doing

  5. AJDelphiNew MemberMember

    Given how packed she is I'm sure that loosing a few may be a good thing, lol.
  6. richie.pWell Known MemberMember

    All those eggs are fertile and if she did loose any and you were fortunate to be there and rescue rescue them it's possible to tumble those lost eggs and hatch them, even though I've got 1000s of shrimp I still love doing that when shrimp die with eggs
  7. AJDelphiNew MemberMember

    Tumble them?
  8. richie.pWell Known MemberMember

    Yes eggs are put in a specialised container which is easy to make or buy and and airline attached eggs are slowly tumbled to stop infection just like shrimp use their swimmers to keep them cool, YouTube tumbling shrimp eggs
  9. AJDelphiNew MemberMember

    That is neat info. Thanks. I found a second female all full of eggs this morning. Hope I won't need to have to tumble but I'm willing to try if I end up out of options.

  10. richie.pWell Known MemberMember

    You won't need to do that the way they are coming berried you'll be over run in no time
  11. AJDelphiNew MemberMember

    I am very excited to be over run, lol. This is the first time I've kept shrimp and I've been struggling with them for a while until I was put in touch with a local guy who has had his colony 10+ years and I got some males from him. Now I'm starting to be hopeful.
  12. AJDelphiNew MemberMember

    And then there were 3. This is crazy.

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  13. GuanchyWell Known MemberMember

    awesome!!! i struggled a bit at first to get them breeding but once they started, never stopped lol So you will have a tank full of them soon. Shrimps are awesome
  14. richie.pWell Known MemberMember

    that's good whatever you do don't potch with the tank now it looks as if things are stable keep doing things exactly the same.
  15. AJDelphiNew MemberMember

    I'm afraid to even touch the tank at this point, lol. All the parameters have been very stable for a while so other than topping up evaporated water and rinsing out the filter material every once in a while I'm not having to do anything.
  16. GuanchyWell Known MemberMember

    Are you doing water changes?
  17. AJDelphiNew MemberMember

    Only when needed. The filtration, plants, shrimp and Nerite snails are taking care of the bioload. So I test regularly and do a water change only if I have to which isn't even weekly at this point.