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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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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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Good to know! Can fish in the same tank be fed NLS, or will the presence of it kill them?
 

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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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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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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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PsYcHoTiC_MaDmAn said:
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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Will these shrimp make a nice jack dempsey snack??
 
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