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Offline Todd W.

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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #45 on: February 12, 2012, 12:13:03 »
Kinda nice to have a hobby to take up the 'spare' time in your life....  :laugh:

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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #46 on: February 12, 2012, 13:25:58 »
Oh my...you will be busy. Keep up the good work!

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 #47 on: February 12, 2012, 16:57:29 »
Was there today and wow brian ur doing a great job
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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #48 on: February 12, 2012, 20:52:29 »
Pappa Shrimp!

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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #49 on: February 12, 2012, 22:50:52 »
Did you ever get a larger tank? If you need another 5 gallon tank Ive got one you can have.

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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #50 on: February 12, 2012, 23:58:40 »
I picked up 3 10g tanks today. 2 for shrimp and one for sump. Trying to determine how best to get water to the sump without taking the shrimp with it. I know it will consist of some super fine mesh but not exactly sure how to do it yet.

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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #51 on: February 13, 2012, 01:11:51 »
My buddy used to raise FW shrimp and he had stand pipes that he would put sponge collars around them to keep the shrimp from going down the drain. he didnt run a sump but he did have an auto top off on his tanks setup on a sprinkler system. I am sure he probably lost a few here and there but not too many. also it may help if you throw in some small groups of cheato for the shrimp to hang onto so they are not getting blown around the tank.

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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #52 on: February 17, 2012, 00:05:59 »
That is good idea when they settle. Right now they are planktonic. Required to be in suspension all the time. In the ocean they don't have any walls, they float in super large open areas. Even small bumps against the glass can cause their leg to break. Eventually their last larva molt they will do what is called settling and at that time no longer need to be in suspension and I can add a macro algae to absorb nutrients and something for them to hold on to. I had two of them die today. Moved them to a 10g tank so they may have gotten injured in the move. They are very delicate. The second hatch is doing really well. They seem stronger then the first so hope to get a good survival rate.

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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #53 on: February 17, 2012, 00:39:42 »
if you need a few small tanks let me know, maybe we can work out a trade for after you raise some of these up. I a have about 15 or so tanks I am going to be getting rid of ;-)

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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #54 on: February 17, 2012, 07:22:06 »
This is so cool! 

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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #55 on: February 17, 2012, 08:13:53 »
That's good to hear
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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #56 on: February 17, 2012, 09:57:24 »
Seeing this thread made me sad. One my peppermints recently had eggs, but I left it in the tank. Cheap fish food, but looks really cool!

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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #57 on: March 01, 2012, 21:32:38 »
39 Days Post Hatch 3 of the shrimp have settled. They now look like small adult shrimp and no longer are planktonic. Eyes are attached to their body instead of on long stalks. The others should settle over the next few days.

Here is a crappy picture of one of the settled shrimp



Here is another batch of larva that are 18 Days Post Hatch



18DPH shrimp are in this tank



39DPH shrimp are in this tank



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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #58 on: March 01, 2012, 21:59:18 »
Man that's great brian. They look great to
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Re: Rearing Peppermint Shrimp
« Reply #59 on: March 01, 2012, 22:12:12 »
This process is amazing. I think of these little guys out in the ocean and having to survive. This is something we don't get to see just every day. Thank you for sharing this with everyone.

 

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