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[APD] Re: Aquatic-Plants Digest, Vol 16, Issue 43

Well, mine would breed almost every water change, you can see 'hyper' males swimming around, the larger females carry their egg mass (grayish mass under the tail) for a a few days, I have seen both shrimp and fish go after the eggs.....
As Richard Sexton points out the life cycle of fresh/brackish/salt would make breeding this speicies a 'bit' difficult combined with fish, shrimp and snails, I doubt any eggs would make to the larva stage..

Has anyone noticed that Amano shrimp are senstive to water changes? I will change 50 out of 350L(adding carbonates) and get the shrimp breeding or disappearing....

Bill Lynn

Message: 9
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 18:12:18 -0500
From: "James Purchase" <jppurchase at sympatico_ca>
Subject: [APD] Amano Shrimp
To: <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>

Hi folks,

I have several Amano Shrimp (Caridina japonica) in my big tank (120
gallons). Due to the heavy plant growth, I rarely see them. But earlier this
evening I DID see one and there appeared to be a "mass" of some sort, along
her abdomen. The shrimp seemed to be fanning this "mass" with its swimmerets
and paying it a lot of attention. Am I correct in thinking that this is an
egg mass?

What are the chances of any of the baby shrimp surviving in a tank full of
Rainbowfish? Should I net her out and put her into a tank by herself or just
leave well enough alone?


James Purchase

note NEW email address: jppurchase at sympatico_ca

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