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Postby TheeMon » Fri May 16, 2008 6:34 pm

could anyone help me with some info on these guys. how fast they breed, how many per brood. stuff like that. a website deticated to them would be helpful too. thx
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Postby Laurel » Fri May 16, 2008 6:49 pm

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Postby peterl » Fri May 16, 2008 7:40 pm

How fast do they breed? Given the right conditions, prolific may be an understatement. I am not sure how many per brood. I started with 10 last October in a planted 15 gallon tank. I now have over 400! I sold 100 last week and it did not even make a dent in the population.

When I could accurately count them, I had at least 15-20 gravid females at any given time.

I also have tiger shrimp breeding in the same tank.
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Postby Laurel » Fri May 16, 2008 7:59 pm

If you can give them a tank to breed in, you'll be overrun soon enough.
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Postby peterl » Fri May 16, 2008 8:21 pm

One other note:

Don't feed shrimp New Life Spectrum food. It contains copper sulfate.
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Postby Laurel » Fri May 16, 2008 8:32 pm

Good to know! Can fish in the same tank be fed NLS, or will the presence of it kill them?
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Postby peterl » Fri May 16, 2008 8:39 pm

Full disclosure: I was feeding a bit of NLS pellets along with veggie disks and pellets for the last few months. ( I had corys and otos with the shrimp). It did not seem to affect the shrimp population.

I just noticed two weeks ago the copper content in NLS. That is when I stopped feeding it to the shrimp.
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Postby PsYcHoTiC_MaDmAn » Fri May 16, 2008 8:47 pm

I have fed NLS to my shrimps, and they love it.

copper may well be toxic to them (as it is to humans in high enough doses) however they also require a trace amount to live.

NLS forums

It is something I've seen a lot of people mention as a risk, but no-one claim to have lost shrimp to it
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Postby TheeMon » Fri May 16, 2008 9:01 pm

i currently breed blue crayfish and if these breed as much as they say, and at 1$ per... :) :) :) i might have a new interest
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Postby peterl » Fri May 16, 2008 9:39 pm

PsYcHoTiC_MaDmAn wrote:
It is something I've seen a lot of people mention as a risk, but no-one claim to have lost shrimp to it


I have decided to not feed it to them anymore, but I obviously have not lost too many when I was feeding it :D
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Postby convictkid » Fri May 16, 2008 9:59 pm

Will these shrimp make a nice jack dempsey snack??
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Postby TheeMon » Fri May 16, 2008 10:07 pm

the blue tigers on here might prove interesting

http://www.petshrimp.com/discussions/vi ... &sk=t&sd=a
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