Boxer shrimp babies

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  1. Paulbassanai

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    Hi everybody , I am new to the marine aquarium environment and see that my boxer shrimp hass got a green mass on her abdomin, no fish in tank. Is there any way that I will be able to get some babies out of this. How long does it take for her to give birth.
    Thanks in advance for the help.
     
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    If you can get live rotifers (not in this country :() then you have a slight chance, but it's really, really difficult.

    They hatch at night after about 10 days I think and you'll have to switch off all pumps, probably just have a single slow airstone in the tank, if you've got a big tank then you're not going to win as no circulation is going to have negative effects on your tank. If you have a google there should be one or two success stories to read about, but it's really not worth the effort in my opinion.
     
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    Dean, you don't need rotifers to feed shrimp babies.
    All shrimp babies start of with nhbs. The tricky part is the enrichment with Hufa at the later stage. Some babies turn into real cannibals, like fire shrimp babies.
    nhbs=newly hatched brine shrimp
    Hufa= highly unsaturated fatty acids
     
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    Thanks a lot for the feedback
     
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    Thanks Luckyfish. :)
     
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