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Breeding Amano Shrimp Journal – Day 1

Day 1 - 8/22/08

 

Today I observed a berried Amano Shrimp.  The berried female is about average size for the females in my aquarium.  Her eggs are extremely small, almost see threw with a slight tan tint.

 

Berried Female Amano Shrimp

 

 

After first observation I started to prepare an isolation aquarium for her.  I selected an old 2-gallon aquarium that I bought on clearance a few months back.

 

I then put some fast growing floating plants and an air stone in the aquarium and transferred water and the berried shrimp from its original aquarium.

 

2 Gallon Aquarium

 

This aquarium will also be used for the larval stage and will eventually be converted to full salt water after the eggs hatch and the female is transferred back to original aquarium.

 

After the transfer of the berried female I started a green water culture.  I put full strength saltwater into 2 separate mason jars.  I then added some plant fertilizers to the water to encourage algae growth.  The mason jars are set out side with an upside down aquarium above them to keep rain water out.

 

Green Water Culture

 

The rains from Hurricane Fay are still hammering Florida, so I don’t expect the green water to grow rapidly and that is why I set it up so early.

 

Stay tuned for more updates

 

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