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This topic contains 9 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  keith565 9 years, 6 months ago.

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    keith565
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    i can back from holiday this morning to find my American glass shrimp (Palaemonetes paludosus) female (who i separated before i went away) has released her larvae. now, as it’s my first time with this shrimp, I’m not sure what to do.
    these shrimp are not easy to propagate in the aquarium, they produce free floating larvae that need to be fed micro-food items before they molt into post-larva and assume a benthic (= on the ground) lifestyle.
    i will let you guys know how i get on. I’m feeding liquifry to them at the mo and will move them onto ground spirulina soon. i read it takes about a week or so for them to develop into shrimplets. so fingers crossed.

    #304835

    Matt
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    Wow what a nice thing to find on your return. Best of luck mate. Are they a completely freshwater species and are you doing any moulting of your own after a week in the sun?

    #304840

    keith565
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    lol, no m8, just nicely brown.
    these are apparently a truly freshwater species, the larvae not needing a brackish/marine stage at all.
    still hard to know if there is anything there. there are things bobbing about but they could be little copipods etc.

    #304864

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Can you see anything with a magnifying glass mate?

    #304885

    keith565
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    well, there are little beasties dashing about the tank, but whether they are shrimp or other things it’s hard to say. will keep looking and fingers crossed, something will appear looking like it should be on a mini bar bi

    #304886

    Sofia
    Member

    Sounds great! Whatever they are

    #304887

    keith565
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    a couple of pics off the net.

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    #304888

    Sofia
    Member

    Oh, they are lovely /smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” />

    #304890

    Matt
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    Cool-looking creatures

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    keith565
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    QUOTE(Matt @ Apr 8 2008, 01:00 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Cool-looking creatures
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