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Offline Lazylivin

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Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« on: January 22, 2012, 02:12:43 »
I noticed one of my Peppermint Shrimp with eggs. Thought why not try to raise them. Put her in a small 1/2 gallon plastic pail with air and heat last night. Got up this morning and she had released the young. Here are a few pics. They are less then 24 hours old and really tiny, hard to see with the eye.




This one eating a baby brine shrimp


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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2012, 07:09:28 »
COOL!!! If you decide to raise and sell them I would like to be on the list!  Maybe you could add some aptasia to your shrimp area to get them used to the taste and they would hunt for that in our tanks after we buy them from you1  :)  Just a thought. 

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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2012, 10:06:07 »
thats great good luck
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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2012, 11:43:30 »
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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2012, 12:11:49 »
Very, Very cool Lazy.... keep us posted on the mortality rate - very curious since I have had a few peppermint shrimp with eggs in my frag tank - and even though I have tons of pods and pulsing Xenia like Rich - I have never seen a juvenile peppermint shrimp in my system...

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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2012, 15:39:02 »
On day two and they are all still alive. I had a small 3g picotope tank so moved them to there. Feed frozen baby brine again this morning. Going to get some brine eggs to hatch today. Not sure if that is any better but I can enrich with phyto and selcon so maybe? I am guessing there is somewhere around 200-300 baby's.

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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2012, 16:50:09 »
Sweet, you may be onto something.  I know I could use some shrimp.

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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2012, 17:46:53 »
Sweet, you may be onto something.  I know I could use some shrimp.
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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2012, 19:27:02 »
Might want to consider some GP's from Brine Shrimp Direct. Good job Brian, wish I had more space to dabble and such, hope they grow for you.

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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2012, 19:28:30 »
Might want to consider some GP's from Brine Shrimp Direct.

I have plenty of these if you want to try.

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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2012, 23:48:54 »
Let me know how this works for you!!! I have 3 peppermint shrimp and theres usually two that have eggs whenever I notice. I briefly thought about trying to raise them, but since I am so new to sw I figured they would just serve as coral food. But maybe if you have some luck I will be more inclined to give it a try!

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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2012, 23:55:13 »
Thanks for the offer Paul. I will keep this thread updated. Well as long as their is some living.

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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2012, 12:41:54 »
This is good news....Thanks for sharing and I hope others are encouraged by this thread to breed invertebrates as well.

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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2012, 13:20:57 »
Wow, Awesome Brian, Hope this works out for you, this is pretty awesome!
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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2012, 13:25:18 »
Are they commonly bred? never hear of tank raised shirmp very often
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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2012, 20:12:06 »
There isn't much info out there on breeding. A few have been successful but I haven't done all that much research yet either.

Update: Nothing really changed today. Just replaced the air pump with a smaller one. All still eating good. Gave them some live baby brine today. It is harder for them to hold on to then the frozen/dead baby brine.

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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2012, 20:20:53 »
Do you have a size reference for these little guys.

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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2012, 21:06:16 »
They are 2mm

Offline Todd W.

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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2012, 21:48:22 »
Wow what a cool experience.  So.... at the meeting... Pink or Blue cigars ''DAD"   :party0041:

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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2012, 13:33:53 »
http://www.chucksaddiction.com/harlequinshrimp.html

I know this is about harlequin shrimp but it does have a nice section about eggs, and keeping them alive
« Last Edit: January 24, 2012, 13:46:56 by Amstar »

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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2012, 12:23:46 »
Well they had their first molt Tuesday and should have a second one tomorrow. I counted 45 still alive. Not to bad but to go farther I would need specialized configuration. There is very little info out their about the tank configuration. I have no issues with food and water quality but more the water movement. They are extremely fragile and apedenges get damaged very easy affecting ability to eat. They also have to stay in suspension and can't sit on bottom or they die. Ever so soft fine air bubbles are required but will damage them if the get in the flow. I need some plankton cloth. Anyone know where I can get local?

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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2012, 13:25:03 »

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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2012, 13:44:46 »
Hey thanks Tim that may be small enough holes, I will check tonight

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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2012, 22:11:10 »
Almost 8 days old now. They look different after each molt. Here is a pic tonight


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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2012, 22:52:30 »
Priceless. Looks like you are doing an amazing job with the baby peppermint shrimp!!!

 

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