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Gday all does anyone know if shrimp "piggy backing" is a sign of eggs being fertilised? The female (on bottom) is heavily saddled so im hoping so :) or is it wishfull thinking ?[ATTACH]6743[/ATTACH]

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Squiggle

The mating of shrimp only takes about a second, the male catches the female does the deed they both flick apart. Shrimp piggy backing for an extended period is not mating I'm afraid, I've seen it a lot & I'm still not sure exactly what it is they are doing. :encouragement:

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Ronskitz

Oh well il stop watching for mating signs then haha cheers dude

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Baccus

I usually see them piggy backing when they have recently been caught and transferred and cant find any plants or structure to hold on to.

They could also be cleaning the other ones shell. I caught some shrimp out of my pond the other day and was amazed to see algae growing on the shrimp :yikes:

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Ronskitz

That makes sense as these guys were moved that day :) good news i woke today to find this girl berried [ATTACH]6756[/ATTACH]

Happy days

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ineke

Great to see a berried mama congratulations. One thing you can say about Rilis they hold an aweful amout of eggs- sometimes it's funny watching them waddle around trying to tuck errant eggs back in.!

haven't heard much from you lately how is it all going? What have you got now? lots and lots of tanks yet?????

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Ronskitz

Thanks yeah it is a rather large batch. I see what you mean she has got a real "waddle" cruising around. Iv been a bit quiet as i was devastated twice once with the heat in WA and unexplained the second time :( but iv just got a few reds and the rilis. The rilis i got from BB as culls to test my new 55L and they have really grown on me so im going to try and improve the quality with these guys :) oh and iv got 1 sneaky male tibee that came with the culls so when i get some funds im going to get me a female for him :) your room is looking great i wish i could set up a room LOL but i would be happy with a small rack

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BlueBolts

Those rilli may colour up better if you perhaps add some mineral powder.....the pattern looks good, just need to improve the colour. Post a pic of the Tibee, and I'll get a matching mate for you....kinda cruel for me to give you a male, without a mate :-)

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ineke

thank you my room is great and as I can't work at different heights I don't mind not having a rack. If i was a bit techy I guess I could sump each side- i have a few spare tanks that might be able to be adapted but they would still need to be low and i just cant do that.

Sorry to hear about your losses it's a Bummer when that happens. let me know if you need some rilis I can send you some but looking like your female may give you enough to play with.

BB you are a tease with only giving 1 Tibee- :whip:

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BlueBolts

Ron signed a contract where the 1st Tibee was free, and he had to buy the matchi Tibee for $1k.......though it was a win win situation ? :rofl::rofl:

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ineke

Oooh I like your thinking:bighug:

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Those rilli may colour up better if you perhaps add some mineral powder.....the pattern looks good' date=' just need to improve the colour. Post a pic of the Tibee, and I'll get a matching mate for you....kinda cruel for me to give you a male, without a mate :-)[/quote']

The pattern is pretty good but like you said these are going to throw some nice youngins anyway so i will see how i go. I will wait till this tibee gets a bit bigger to be sure that it is a male :) thanks heaps for the offer you sir are a legend

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Ronskitz
Ron signed a contract where the 1st Tibee was free' date=' and he had to buy the matchi Tibee for $1k.......though it was a win win situation ? :rofl::rofl:[/quote']

Haha i will transfer it now for you

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Ronskitz
thank you my room is great and as I can't work at different heights I don't mind not having a rack. If i was a bit techy I guess I could sump each side- i have a few spare tanks that might be able to be adapted but they would still need to be low and i just cant do that.

Sorry to hear about your losses it's a Bummer when that happens. let me know if you need some rilis I can send you some but looking like your female may give you enough to play with.

BB you are a tease with only giving 1 Tibee- :whip:

Im much the same with hieght issues as im in a wheelchair but iv worked out if i had 30cm high tank i could have a 2 tier. By the looks im gonna have a tank full shortly but thank you for the offer :)

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