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Offline Lazylivin

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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #30 on: January 30, 2012, 18:23:28 »
Small works pretty good right now for water changes. These guys aren't much larger then a baby brine shrimp and much much smaller then an adult brine shrimp. It is hard for me to find them at times. A 10g would probably be my next step but that is likely a good 2 weeks away if they survive that long. But thanks for the equipment offers.


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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #31 on: February 03, 2012, 00:11:29 »
To my surprise they are doing really well. Since this last morph yesterday they seem to swim with purpose now instead of just where the flow takes them. They have got some new legs that they use to swim with and can even see them chase down the live baby brine. I have to siphon out the brine shrimp every couple days because they grow to quick, much faster then the peppermint shrimp. The hunted could end up being the hunters. Here is a couple snaps from this evening.





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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #32 on: February 03, 2012, 00:20:39 »
Very awesome Brian, Keep up with the updates! I am very interested in how this all pans out.
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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #33 on: February 03, 2012, 08:18:33 »
That's great
SIZE DOES MATTER

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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #34 on: February 03, 2012, 08:20:20 »
Sweeeeet!  Put me on the for sale list!  I can provide some aptasia to get them used to eating it before you sell them!  :D

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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #35 on: February 03, 2012, 12:42:08 »
If I was sucessful in rasing any significant numbers I would sell to local fish stores because it would fall under commercial sales for Ohio Reef. However I would share my methods so anyone could raise them. I am along way from claiming victory though. Still waiting on the book I ordered to arrive.


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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #36 on: February 03, 2012, 23:19:03 »
If I was sucessful in rasing any significant numbers I would sell to local fish stores because it would fall under commercial sales for Ohio Reef. However I would share my methods so anyone could raise them. I am along way from claiming victory though. Still waiting on the book I ordered to arrive.

I can't wait to see the updates! Great Pictures btw Brian!

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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #37 on: February 04, 2012, 00:07:23 »
Glad you like the pics, it is so hard to get good snaps. It is like trying to get a photo of a reef pod. They are small and moving constantly.


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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #38 on: February 04, 2012, 07:51:45 »
Next thing you know - we will be seeing Lazy doing a docudrama on Nova or NGS!!!! 

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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #39 on: February 04, 2012, 08:04:06 »
Next thing you know - we will be seeing Lazy doing a docudrama on Nova or NGS!!!! 

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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #40 on: February 04, 2012, 13:31:28 »
Next thing you know - we will be seeing Lazy doing a docudrama on Nova or NGS!!!! 
that would be awsome
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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #41 on: February 12, 2012, 02:56:41 »
All of them still alive. Kind of a PIA with the daily water changes. Added flake food to their diet now. Need to get a sump hooked up so I can add filtration. A tank with just water is really hard to keep clean.
The mother released another few hundred young last night. I put them in a small 5gallon tank.


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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #42 on: February 12, 2012, 08:45:26 »
Very Cool!

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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #43 on: February 12, 2012, 08:54:00 »
Kind of a PIA...........The mother released another few hundred young last night. I put them in a small 5gallon tank.

That sounds exactly like you.   Obsessed.   

Glad its going well

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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #44 on: February 12, 2012, 11:14:43 »
That's good
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