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02-26-2012, 6:44 PM #1
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Shrimp stopped breeding
Hey guys so I have had my cherry shrimp for a few months now and when I bought the 10 of them locally I got 3 berried females who kept their eggs hatches and those all grew up. But since then I have only seen one berried female (yes I have both boys and girls) and have been stunted at like 40 shrimp or so. They are in a 10gal, sponge filtered tank with subwassertang moss, and alot of java moss as well as a cave for hiding. Iv only had one die on me in the whole time I have had them. They are also in the tank with blue mystery snails and Red ramshorns (both of which have been breeding rapidly). I have no snail deaths either. I feed the tank every other day and I have a cuttlebone in the water now for calcium. I do a 40% WC about every week and a half taking all the junk out of the substrate. The water parameters are perfect as of two days ago (use API master freshwater test kit). Im just a little confused as to why they arnt breeding? I know its possible as I have had the one wave of babies in my tank all or most of which survived... Any thoughts or ideas?
The tank is approx 75 deg, it is not heated but only goes from about 73-77 as the air/heat is set at 75. (thermometer is always in tank).
Feed them hikari algae wafers.
It is a shrimp and snail only tank so no aggression or loss due to eating eachother.
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