cleaner shrimp

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  1. cswhitehead

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    has anybody successfully breed cleaner shrimp and is it even possible?
    the reason i ask is because one of my cleaners is carrying eggs and i thought it might be a cool experiment to try and breed them at a later stage.

    anybody have any info or links on what would be needed and how to do it?
     
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    Hey man.. It is possible.. But u need rotifers and phytoplankton to rear the young.. And they go through a heavy larval stage.. A few months I think ( I stand to be corrected).. So in the end for the amount of work it is its nt really worth it.. I knw fish and seahorse breeders use the shrimp fry to feed to their fish fry cz they hold a fair amount of hufa..( High fatty acids).. Try googling it.. There is tons of info on the web
     
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    oh ok thanks for the info:thumbup: will google it then and see what i can find.
     
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    :yeahdude: Good luck man, My coral banded shrimp is also pregnant, Hope I can also maybe raise them...
     
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    thanks man you too. let me know if you able to source any phytoplankton and rotifers
    any ideas on where i could get phytoplankton and rotifers?
     
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    Cleaner shrimp can be done.

    if you got NOTHING else to do for the next 6 months. As in no going out, no family visits, cancel December, no Christmas presents.

    The moult into adult world takes 6 months.
     
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    :lol:
     
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    kinda like an SPS tank;)
     
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    Nope, with SPS you can still go to work, for a few nail bitting hours...
     
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    hahaha...+1...
     

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