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Found these three berried girls in my tank over the last week!!!! If all goes well, will be my first ever shrimplets :D

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JPN07

Very nice mate. Love the berried girls lol. Congrats :encouragement:

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idlwld

Thanks! Any tips for feeding/raising shrimplets? Just realised how bad the glass needs a clean too :cower:

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Squiggle

Awesome stuff dude, congrats on the berried girls, well done! :encouragement:

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JPN07
Thanks! Any tips for feeding/raising shrimplets? Just realised how bad the glass needs a clean too :cower:

You can crush your normal shrimp food to powder and put tiny amount when its feeding time. You can also buy commercial shrimp baby foods from the sponsors like AquaKitz and BossAquaria.

Dirty glass is a good thing actually, it means you got plenty of biofilms in your tank. Thats what shrimps normally eat.

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ineke

Congratulations first shrimplets are sooooo exciting.

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newbreed

Congratulations on the berried mummas!!! My shrimplets spend most of the day grazing on the side and rear walls of the tank, eating the algae and biofilm buildup.

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ineke
Thanks! Any tips for feeding/raising shrimplets? Just realised how bad the glass needs a clean too :cower:

Don't clean that glass!! Maybe the front so you can see the tank but that is the best food there is for babies:encouragement:

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idlwld

Thanks for the tips guys! Now to continue waiting patiently...... is it about 3 weeks before they pop?

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Squiggle

About 28 days. :encouragement:

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jayc

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Yeah give or take a couple of days depending on temperature.

There was a thread on that somewhere on skf.

About 3pages back in General discussion.

http://www.shrimpkeepersforum.com/forum/showthread.php/4559-Temperature-effects-on-Shrimp-eggs-hatching-amp-gender-of-shrimplets

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idlwld

Cheers jayc, good read. Very intrigued to see what I end up with. As last week in Adelaide we had a couple of days of 30 degrees and my tank went up a couple of degrees (only being a nano tank). And now it's back down to 22. Just hope it doesn't adversely effect them!?!?!

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ineke

The cherries are ok with higher temps but the crystals don't like higher temps and really need more stable temps. I started off with Red Cherries in Dec last year in nano tanks and on the hot days of jan, feb and march I just put the lights out, moved the front lid off and had a ceiling fan on in the room when the air con wasn't on. I had no deaths and heaps of babies. Tank temps got up to 28 over several weeks.

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shrimpstan

Congrats mate exciting times to come. 1 tip about feeding babies.. less is more. If u over feed u can end up with planaria.. or worse like ammonia spike. Like mentioned above keep the back and side glass 'dirty' for shrimplets.. that way when ur not feeding them there is food still available for the little guys :encouragement:

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idlwld

Well I returned from a weeks holiday today to find a few of these crawling around my tankpost-1297-139909863977_thumb.jpgpost-1297-13990986398_thumb.jpg Must say, seeing my first little shrimplets was pretty exciting!!! Also found a red cherry berried in my other tank. Which only has three shrimp in it and didn't actually think they were going to breed cos they've been in there for ages and nothing had happened! I Should go on holiday more often :applause:

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ineke

Congratulations shrimplets are just so cute.

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Squiggle

Awesome stuff, congrats on the new shrimplets! :victorious:

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Wraithie

The less you pay attention to your shrimp, the more they get it on :)

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