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Old 12th March 2009   #1
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Hi there
My babies are about 2 weeks or so from 1st one hatching
I am feeding microworms and brineshrimp
The last week or so the larger babies have all had bright orange bellies after eating brine shrimp
Is it normal? some seem very very full with shrimp!

Also my largest one seemed to have a cut on the side of his belly yesterday could this be one of the others injuring him

I have 5 in one small tub at the moment (4 in another and two tubs with 2 babies in) do you think i should seperate them out a bit more?

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Default Re: Babies with orange (brine shrimp) bellies!

I've come to the conclusion - after noticing 3 of them have small injuries - that they may be mistaking each others 'shrimp bellies' for brine shrimp

I have put them in a much larger container and sorted them out into sizes too



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Default Re: Babies with orange (brine shrimp) bellies!

Hi there, it's normal for them to have the same colour bellies as what they're eating.

I don't have any experience of feeding microworms or brineshrimp; but I think you've done the right thing by seperating them.

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Default Re: Babies with orange (brine shrimp) bellies!

Seperating them will help lessen the chance of injuries and yes it is normal for their bellies to be orange. I noticed the same thing too when I fed mine brine shrimp. it is a good thing you can see it though if you think about it because you can tell if they are eating and full.



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