My berried shrimp.

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My berried shrimp.

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So, this was what went on today whilst I was at work. Anything in particular I need to do or just let it all take it’s course. How long until I’ve got baby shrimp? I’ll be purring a filter bag around the filter inlet and will be dropping some blanched veggies in.
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Sit back and wait till she drops them 😁 nothing needs to be done

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The female carry the eggs for approximately about 25-29 days depending on water parameters after which they hatch. The eggs can be either yellow or green in colour. The 'shrimplets' are very tiny, near clear in colour when first hatched and virtually impossible to spot in a aquarium. Adult Neocaridina shrimp show no parental care after hatching and the tiny shrimp mainly feed on biofilm which is naturally found around your aquarium.

You may find some young shrimp in your filter but I found time and time again it doesn't harm them and I just return them to aquarium after lights out. Usually find you will start seeing the young shrimp around the aquarium once the get to around three to four weeks old. :]
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Thanks for the replies. I’ve got 8 chilli rasboras in the same tank. Do you think they’ll eat the baby shrimp? If so, at what age do you think the baby shrimp will be too big to be viewed as a meal by the chillis?

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If it's small enough fit into a fishes mouth, it will be eaten.

I wouldn't worry too much about your Chilli Rasboras, once they start breeding and conditions are right, you'll soon be overrun with shrimp.

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This high tech setup had thirty Lambchop Rasbora (Trigonostigma espei) and twenty Cherry Shrimp.

Eighteen months later when the aquarium was broken down, we gave up counting Cherry Shrimp after we got to 300 adults and we still hadn't counted all the baby shrimp! ::wtf::
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Okay, so a lot wil get eaten but many will still survive. I have at least 3 more reasonably large females with saddles, so I guess I can expect quite a few more. I’ll be giving shrimp away!

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