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#1 capthlp

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 05:41 AM

One of our guest has a pregnant peppermint shrimp and was discussing in chat what to do so I found this article and decided to post it for others to reference.

Enjoy,

http://reefkeeping.c...s/2002-10/nftt/
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#2 capthlp

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 05:46 AM

Some examples of potential breeders that can be used in your main tank to isolate the birthing fish or shrimp. Its always best to have a breeder tank if you plan on doing this formally.

http://www.petdiscou...eder-p4725.html



http://www.thatpetpl...982/product.web
Geo
Mesquite, TX.

140g reef tank,
2 250w MH, 2 40w Blue T12 VHO, 40g Sump/refugium
36g reef tank, 46g non-reef safe fish tank
Shhhhh if the wife asks, it only cost $20

#3 Jessica

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 05:49 AM

great topic!
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#4 Jessica

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 05:53 AM

breeding peppermint shrimp shouldnt be that hard, i would recommend to the guest that he set up a small 10g or so tank just for them. Breed them and sell them to the club for $1 a peice... thats just my thoughts though.
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#5 kentek

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 07:14 AM

Here is the pregnant peppermint shrimp.
<==Pepii on Right//Pepsi on left==>
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Sorry some blurry image but you can see her even more fat the next day.
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Posted 06 January 2010 - 07:25 AM

I don't think shes going to make it! she look likes shes about to explode. Hope i can get the breeding stuff together on time tomorrow.

Edited by kentek, 06 January 2010 - 07:27 AM.


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Posted 06 January 2010 - 07:49 AM

How can you tell if she is pregnant?
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Yes, I said that is right. No .. nevermind .. it's not right.. yes it is. No, it isn't. Ok --- maybe I'm losing my mind.

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 07:53 AM

Kind of a bad picture, but if you can see her stomach its really huge and you can see through her right to the orange eggs. Also she took a pregnancy test.

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 09:48 AM

Awesome.. I hope they make it!

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 03:18 PM

Ren, can't you see the look on the other shrimps face, he looks all beat down and is walking behind her... a sure sign she is pregnant ROFLMAO..

I am actually surprised they are out in the open as much as they seem to be and not easily spooked by you taking pictures of them Ken. My peppermint shrimp barely come out to feed.
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Mesquite, TX.

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2 250w MH, 2 40w Blue T12 VHO, 40g Sump/refugium
36g reef tank, 46g non-reef safe fish tank
Shhhhh if the wife asks, it only cost $20

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 02:37 AM

I Have a breeding pair of cleaner shrimp, so if this worked out it would be awesome!

#12 DrAllison

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 12:45 AM

Yeup - my cleaner shrimp pair has remained pregnant for the last 3 months with constant new clutches. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 03:32 AM

How can you tell if she is pregnant?


Gravid peppermint shrimp
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Babies
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breeding peppermint shrimp shouldnt be that hard, i would recommend to the guest that he set up a small 10g or so tank just for them. Breed them and sell them to the club for $1 a peice... thats just my thoughts though.


Getting them pregnant & releasing babies is easy. Raising them, not so much! Strides have been made since I first investigated this in 2003 though.

http://www.advanceda...004/feature.htm




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