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Sheldon13

It's my first time guys!  I got these as my first shrimp, they were berried within 2 days and I had to squeal this morning when I woke up to babies!  So far I count 13.  I had 2 berried females so I know there's more...  They are orange cherries 😄

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Cesar

Congrats @Sheldon13, keep us updated on their progress...

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edishrimp

Congrats Sheldon! Any idea what species those cherries are? I have a few orange shrimp available in my area but I'm pretty sure they aren't Neos cos they're labelled Orange shrimp and the fry need brackish water to survive 😕 

 

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Sheldon13

They are orange cherry shrimp.  They have doubled in size and I’ve counted 14!

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Sheldon13

So I moved all oranges over to their own tank and there were actually 22, plus 10 from another orange.  Loooot of shrimps coming my way!

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Sheldon13

Here they are now, 3 weeks old!  They are growing fast.  Some of them appear to be just orange like their parents, and a few, maybe 5 of them, appear a much darker orange.  I am wondering if they may actually end up being red?  I don't know how long it takes to be able to tell that.

 

Trying to post pics and having issues...

I can't seem to upload files 😞

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jayc
9 hours ago, Sheldon13 said:

Trying to post pics and having issues...

Do you get an error message?

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Sheldon13

Yes, I'l try again this morning

 

"There was a problem processing the upload file -200"

^ This is the message I am getting (still this morning, too)

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Sheldon13

I’m still getting the error message when trying to post from my phone or my computer. 

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Sheldon13

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Yay it worked!  I took these pics with a magnifying glass and my phone camera.  Not bad, eh?

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jayc

Very nice!

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Sheldon13

So, I found an adolescent red cherry (about half grown) with 7 berries with eye spots on her undercarriage.  She was dead, unfortunately.  The body had already started to pink so she had probably been dead most of the day.  I took the berries off and put them in panty hose over a bubbler.  What are the chances they will survive since they are close enough to have eyes?  Do you think it is too late?

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Zoidburg

It's worth trying! I've had eggs turn white and/or get fuzzy and still hatch... so....

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jayc
6 hours ago, Sheldon13 said:

What are the chances they will survive since they are close enough to have eyes? 

You have a very good chance and most of them will hatch.

Keep us updated.

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Sheldon13

Oh good!  Yay!  I will update when they hatch!

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Sheldon13

This evening I gave them a look-see.  Half of them are now fuzzy.  They are all still in egg form so I hope they hatch tomorrow or I'm worried the growth will kill them. 

 

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Zoidburg

Even if fuzzy, don't give up hope just yet! Might need to wait up to a week to see!

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Sheldon13

Sooo...all but 2 seem to have hatched!  I see new babies....

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