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Dugastella valentina

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    Matt
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    Shrimp newbie here. Some of the female Dugastella collected at the end of last summer are now carrying eggs. Incubation apparently lasts for several weeks but I’ve no idea what to do once the young are released. These are atyids so related to Neocaridina spp. and other shrimp in the hobby.

    So, are the larger shrimp likely to eat them and will I need to provide supplemental food beyond what I give the adults? There’s plenty of green algae in the tank and they get crushed tablet food or ZM fry food several times per week.

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    oaken
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    I honestly don’t have that much experience with shrimp but the common Neocaridina and Caridina morphs don’t eat their young. And they supposedly do fine with eating whatever the adults are eating. A lot of people use dried beech and oak leaves as a supplemental food for their shrimp and I assume the young eats them too.

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    Colin
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    yeah just what Oaken said – i do nothing special and they appear… agree with the idea about dead leaves and worth having a few rocks in tanks outside just to gather algae and swap them over in the tanks from time to time

    #347895

    Senor Bastardo
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    Kept shrimp once (and sorry to say stiil keep them) they where (are) Crystal Black so Caridina sp.. They where no challenge too breed but hell to get rid of. I had mine in an old tank I had kept fish in before so there was plenty of muck for them to eat so I never fed them.

    When I got to about 60 in a 20 litre tank I sold some of them and fed my fish with rest ( I know it´s cruel and so forth). Only problem is, they are really fast and can obviously outsmart fish because when I check the tanks where I used them as feeders there are plenty of them left.

    Cockroaches of the sea (or streams rather) I say!

    #347902

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Ok thanks chaps, I’ll just leave them be and see what happens then. The adults are starting to change colour too. Were just plain before but now I’ve got some red and green ones. Pretty cool.

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    oaken
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    Pictures?

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    Matt
    Keymaster

    Will try – aquarium currently on floor.

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