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Old 9th July 2011   #1
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Default Breeding shrimp, in the tank..

Okay, so axies love shrimp.

If i were to use an internal breeding trap which would stick to the side of the aquarium, make it all nice, with some moss balls or plants, put one male and one female shrimp in there, would they eventually breed?

And then, feed them up and make them tubby, put them in the main tank, they would be snack...Leave the two adults in there to survive and reproduce...?



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Default Re: Breeding shrimp, in the tank..

i dont know ive thrown 6 live ghost shrimp after Q time and ive only seen a few still hanging out..



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Default Re: Breeding shrimp, in the tank..

What kind of shrimp? I assume you mean something like ghost shrimp or cherry shrimp? It might be possible, but it would be tricky. I'm not sure if a small breeding trap would be comfortable enough for the shrimp to settle in and breed. Also, the temperature requirements are somewhat in conflict. Shrimp breed best if they are above 72F (22C), but we are always trying to keep axolotls as far as possible below that temperature. It might be worth trying just for fun, and you might get lucky with it. But if you're serious about breeding shrimp, I think you really need a separate setup.



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Default Re: Breeding shrimp, in the tank..

Well, my tank is in my room and ranges from about 18 to 24 degrees celcius.

I was thinking of either ghost shrimp or cherry's...

Well, i was thinking of getting like a breeding trap, relatively large, put plants in, maybe a substrate, and a little hide...

Might try when I have the money..

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Default Re: Breeding shrimp, in the tank..

Didn't work for my cherry shrimps (when my tank was continuously at 18C). I put in an ornamental bridge, some artificial fern + a couple of moss balls, plus fed them fish flakes. All that happened is the breeding trap got shrimp poo stuck in it
They survived fine, but didn't breed (I had 1 male + 3 females in there)



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I think two have survived so far!



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