Has anyone raised peppermint shrimp?

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  1. Anemone

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    While feeding my tank today I noticed one of my peppermint shrimp is carrying eggs. I don't intend to raise these but may in the future.

    Anyone have experience raising them?
     
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    As far as i know Cleaner shrimps takes up to 6 months before the molt into "adulthood". so if you plan nothing for the next six months of your live, for some reason do not have any social live, and you do have trouble sleeping for longer than 4 hours at a time, yes, sure go ahead. You can raise them. :)

    It is easier to leave the eggs as fresh live food.

    I do not know pepermint shrimps, but I take it that they also take their time to grow up.
     
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    You are correct! I have no social life. I live with and take care of my grandmother who has Dementia.
     
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    It takes between 21 and 42 days until settlement. I thought I did a thread about my first attempt. Must scratch in my records. Pictures like the freak show.
    I lost them all shortly before settlement. Bad timing as it was the IMACSA 2009 weekend.
     
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    I had a crack at them too. I lost them at around 3 weeks to neglect.
     
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    The first to weeks are a walk in the park, then you walk in the forest and after one month you walk in jungle. I had still plenty of them in the last stage before settlement.
     
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    Rogan got to about 45 days, but they would not settle even though they appeared to have gone through all the stages.
    Marcel and Rob had threads on them on the other forum.
    You can use nhbs for them.
    I am thinking of doing them with seahorses to provide a variation in diet for Dwarf seahorses.
     
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    I was reading a whole discussion on an article a while back and apparently the key to their last shed had something to do with coralline algae.
     
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    Interesting, do you have a link to this article?
     
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    I'll try find it but what the researched found is that cleaner shrimp without a lot of coralline algae always died before the last shed, with coralline algae in the tank they become big cleaner shrimp.
     
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    may you be blessed for the rest of your life
     
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    Just for the record.

    And here is the FREAK SHOW.

    Peppermint larvae in different stages (Zoae).

    [​IMG] day 3

    [​IMG] day 3

    [​IMG] day 3

    [​IMG] day 5

    [​IMG] day 5

    [​IMG] day 5

    [​IMG] day 11
     
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    Thanks for the information guys!

    Those are really cool Marcel! Thank you for sharing!
     
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    Thank you Ziyaadb, you too!
     
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    We tried that also.
     
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