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cindyp

Here's what I've got for now... a makeshift breeder box to keep them isolated.

 

 

What I wasn't counting on was that since it's closer to the current, my female sexy decided to hatch her eggs overnight :blink: So I woke up to a bunch of baby shrimp swimming around in the box haha

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I will put relocation on hold for the time being because I'm curious about the babies. After some research, I know I'm ill equipped to raise this batch so I released some into the tank and kept the rest in the box and I'm just gonna see what happens though the outcome will likely be grim :(

 

OMG WHAT. hahaha!

 

i assume you knew she was berried?

that is so cool! have you tried growing the baby

shrimps before??

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antsypants

OMG WHAT. hahaha!

 

i assume you knew she was berried?

that is so cool! have you tried growing the baby

shrimps before??

Haha yeah I noticed she had eggs for awhile now, just wasn't expecting them to hatch the night I isolated them which was pretty lucky because I'll have an easier time observing them now lol. And nope, this is my first batch I think and I'm not prepared to raise them, so while I'm not expecting any to survive into adulthood, I'm just gonna let them be in the breeder box.

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cindyp

Here are my two! They live on my rock flower anemones.

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felicia, your corals are beautiful!

(are those mushrooms?)

*waves to shrimps*

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Mike Savage

They are all Rock Flower Anemones.

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cindyp

They are all Rock Flower Anemones.

 

thanks, mike! my mushrooms have

been an easy dream, but i think anemones

are a lot more challenging huh? *admires*

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Felicia

thanks, mike! my mushrooms have

been an easy dream, but i think anemones

are a lot more challenging huh? *admires*

Yep, they're rock flower anemones. They're actually very easy and hardy for anemones. Really the only issue being that they can walk around like other anemones, so you want to place them a bit away from your corals. They're easy to care for though. They like moderate light and flow. I just feed mine some mysis a couple times a week and they do great.

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cindyp

Yep, they're rock flower anemones. They're actually very easy and hardy for anemones. Really the only issue being that they can walk around like other anemones, so you want to place them a bit away from your corals. They're easy to care for though. They like moderate light and flow. I just feed mine some mysis a couple times a week and they do great.

 

it sounds a lot like my mushrooms.

it always makes me giggle when people

talk about roaming anemones. i want one!

i'm only upgrading to an 8g though. that

might be a hindrance?

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Felicia

it sounds a lot like my mushrooms.

it always makes me giggle when people

talk about roaming anemones. i want one!

i'm only upgrading to an 8g though. that

might be a hindrance?

As long as you leave a space for them away from other corals, I'm sure you could have 1 or 2 small rock flower anemones in an 8 gallon. Just make sure your parameters are stable before adding the anemones.

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Tamberav

thanks, mike! my mushrooms have

been an easy dream, but i think anemones

are a lot more challenging huh? *admires*

 

Rock flowers are very easy. Do not hesitate to buy some. They are safe with small fish, inverts, ect too.

 

I agree with above, an 8g is fine. They don't grow too large.

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cindyp

As long as you leave a space for them away from other corals, I'm sure you could have 1 or 2 small rock flower anemones in an 8 gallon. Just make sure your parameters are stable before adding the anemones.

 

 

Rock flowers are very easy. Do not hesitate to buy some. They are safe with small fish, inverts, ect too.

 

I agree with above, an 8g is fine. They don't grow too large.

 

thank you both!

 

i've definitely learned my lesson about adding

too early. i think that happened with my pom pom

crab and it died because it didn't have enough food

around in the tank. (the amphipods and stomatella

snails hadn't emerged yet + bristle worms, etc.)

so i learned my lesson.

 

looks like the sexy shrimps enjoy your pretty anenomes

too, felicia. love that.

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robbie_boy

I have 1 rock flower and 2 maxi minis in my 8 gal.

Ever since I got my LEDs up and running the colour of my rock flower has been even better

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robbie_boy

Here is my maxis and the 3 shrimp along with a close up of my rock flower

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cindyp

I have 1 rock flower and 2 maxi minis in my 8 gal.

Ever since I got my LEDs up and running the colour of my rock flower has been even better

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these are so gorggeous, thank you for sharing!

my new light can support the rock anemones, i'll

just have to wait for the tank to become stable.

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robbie_boy

These anemones are not like RBTA's. Think of them more like mushrooms. They are hardy and strong. If you have Xenia in the tank and it's doing fine then the rock flower will be fine as well

Rob

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CurtBoswell

Hey everyone!

 

I'm about to start up my 10 gallon tank! Will sexy shrimp host a coral if there are no anemones in the tank?

 

Thanks!

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cindyp

Hey everyone!

 

I'm about to start up my 10 gallon tank! Will sexy shrimp host a coral if there are no anemones in the tank?

 

Thanks!

 

yes! i have no anemones and my sexy shrimps

like all my soft corals, but the xenia and kenya tree

seem to be their favorites. =) have fun!

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cindyp

where are my sexy shrimp lovers at??

 

i've upgraded to an 8g cadlights and have

finally moved my sexy shrimps in. they are in

love with the frogspawn coral and the frogspawn,

in turn, puts up with them. one in particular loves

her frogspawn a lot. ha!

 

how is everyone else's sexies? share some fotos!

 

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enderturtle

My sexy shrimp live in my rose bubble tipped anemone during the day. At night he lurks around the tank searching for food. He is housed with a yellow tang, two clowns, clown goby, and a neon cleaner goby. They leave him alone

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cindyp

My sexy shrimp live in my rose bubble tipped anemone during the day. At night he lurks around the tank searching for food. He is housed with a yellow tang, two clowns, clown goby, and a neon cleaner goby. They leave him alone

 

so cute!

 

and are your gobies small?

i would love to have a very small fish

or two in my 8g. but i think they need

to not be bigger than 1.5 inches or so

at full length. i was suggested to look at

blennies, gobies, and possibly firefish?

also clowns, but the adults get bigger?

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enderturtle

so cute!

 

and are your gobies small?

i would love to have a very small fish

or two in my 8g. but i think they need

to not be bigger than 1.5 inches or so

at full length. i was suggested to look at

blennies, gobies, and possibly firefish?

also clowns, but the adults get bigger?

 

The clown gobies are small and dont move much. They look like theyre frowning all the time and are funny to lopk at. The cleaner goby is longer (1.5"-2") but really thin. I used to have a barnacle blenny, he was really cool little guy. He'd sit in either small holes in the live rock or shells and glare at everything, darting out at lightning speeds to retrieve food.

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enderturtle

I miss my barnacle blenny. He was so cute. As long as you dont get the typical aggressive fishes or fish that eat small invertebrates should be fine. My yellow tang tries to purposefully or accidentally eat my snails antennaes but he doesnt mess with my sexy shrimp.

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k4ndyk1ng

How many of these cuties could I have in a 4g pico

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cindyp

How many of these cuties could I have in a 4g pico

 

i had two in my 3g. i think you can have up to 4?

at least.

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