Yay! New babies :)

  1. Bithimala Well Known Member Member

    One of my berried shrimp has had her babies last night! I'm trying to get decent pics or video once my camera is charged. I've seen 3 so far. I was thinking this morning that our recent heat issues may have caused issues with the babies, since I saw a bunch of eggs or egg sacs being devoured by my pest snails this morning, but it looks like they may have just been the sacs and at least some of the babies are doing well!!!

    OMG these things are tiny!

    Edit: Add 11 more onto that count. Apparently they didn't go far from where they hatched :)
     
  2. Bithimala Well Known Member Member

    Here they are at about 15 hours old or so.

    [video]https://youtu.be/XEPJxXyqi00[/video]

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  3. BubblySkootch Member Member

    They are so cute and tiny! Congrats!
     

  4. Bithimala Well Known Member Member

    Thank you!
     

  5. Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

    Cute!
     
  6. Bithimala Well Known Member Member

    Day 4, they're starting to look a little more like shrimp. At least I don't have to circle them for the camera.

    Some of my adults and teenagers decided to hop in for some cameos, which make a great size comparison.[video=youtube;vh_1YCiNU90]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh_1YCiNU90&feature=youtu.be[/video]
     
  7. BubblySkootch Member Member

    To go from almost microscopic to grooving around your tank in 4 days is so cool! How long do shrimp take to mature? Awesome looking tank, btw.
     
  8. Bithimala Well Known Member Member

    Thank you :)

    I think it's about 3-4 weeks for them to be able to reproduce, but it's definitely longer than that for them to fully mature. A few of my baby girls are berried and close to giving birth, but they are definitely not full grown yet.
     
  9. Bithimala Well Known Member Member

    1 week old and they're already starting to develop some nice color! They decided to be brave and eat with the adults today :)

    [video=youtube;bk3ivbte6bo]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bk3ivbte6bo[/video]