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Offline Lazylivin

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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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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #25 on: January 29, 2012, 23:02:02 »
What are you keeping them in...tank wise? And any type of filtration or aeration or something? Just wondering because I have been closely monitoring this thread to see how you are doing. I have 3 pep shrimp in my biocube 29 and they constantly have eggs. I tried catching one last week, as it was only a few days from them all hatching but...well lets just say the shrimp won that battle :)

I checked each of the 3 tonight and one has a new batch of eggs already started and I want to catch her up and try raising them as well.

Also, what are you feeding them? BBS or something?

Thanks

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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #26 on: January 30, 2012, 01:44:35 »
They are in a small 3g picotope tank. There is a small heater and air stone with fine bubbles. Nothing else is in the tank and no filtration. I change 90% of the water every third day. I don't think it is the best environment for them. I ordered a book on rearing peppermint shrimp and waiting for that to get here to see what I need to do. There isn't much info out there so I am counting on this to be a good book. I feed them live baby brine shrimp.

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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #27 on: January 30, 2012, 07:04:20 »
This is exciting! 

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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #28 on: January 30, 2012, 18:02:15 »
I was thinking that maybe a 10g would work?? Well keep us all updated, especially once you get that book!

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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #29 on: January 30, 2012, 18:18:45 »
I have a 26 gall bow front you are welcome to borrow brian if you want it...


Also currently have a empty 240 if the 26 isn't big enough ;P haha
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