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Sexy Shrimp gave birth


Durbelethwen

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I have been watching my sexy shrimp for about a half an hour and it looks like my female has been pushing out eggs. :happydance: Now what should I do? Since this is my first I am not sure how it all works.

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Very nice, Durbelethwen. The links provided are really great, the best being Lisa's thread (reefcentral.com) Another good site is http://sexyshrimp.com/breeding.html . It will be about 2-3 weeks before she will release the young. Do you have a male in the tank? I'm in the process of raising some, you can follow my thread and get some ideas in the process of raising them.

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Thank you for all of the replies, though I have not had a chance to look at the links yet. Yes I do have a male. I also have another sexy shrimp but I have only had it for eight days so I am not sure if it is a boy or a girl.

I have been thinking about what to use as a nursery. I have a one gallon tank that I could use if it is adequate: It is only five pieces of clear plastic with a ventilated lid that previously held a betta (the betta moved into a six gallon+ tank with some other fresh water fish and plants). A basic idea that I came up with yesterday is I would cycle the tank with some water from display tank, use some calcium fortified sand that I have, and some plastic plant baby savers that fish stores sell mostly for people with fresh water livebearers. I would also get some live rock rubble but I do not know where I would find any because my local fish store only sells live rocks as small as about 1 lb.

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I think I made a mistake and my female is not pregnant. It is the only thing I thought she could be doing from what I saw and the length of time that it was taking her to do it.

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