Boxer shrimp with eggs

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  1. jvdwalt

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    My Boxer shrimp has a sack full of eggs, is what I read that it is nearly impossible to raise them?

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    nearly impossible, quite a complex growth cycle i think, not worth the trouble. Nice one though!! I guess that makes it a 'she'
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    its not impossible, just very time consuming, costly here, food scarce etc
    look at mofib.org or The Breeder's Registry

    from what i remember the larval period is to long to keep sustainable, i have had them hatch a few times on my shrimps, makes good food for fish and corals
     
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    Free Food :thumbup:
     
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    You also need two for the eggs to be fertilized.
     
  7. jvdwalt

    jvdwalt Thread Starter

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    Thanks everyone for your comments.
    I do have a true mated pair so the eggs should be fertilized.
    Ok so it looks like fish food. :)
     
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    My Inlaws have a few that have eggs too. Never seen any hatching, just food for the Racoons!
     
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