Pregnant Cleaner Shrimp

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  1. King_Triton

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    Hey guys.. So I noticed that 2 of my 4 cleaner shrimp have eggs. Is there any way to successfully get them to hatch and raise the young?
     
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    Its just awesome food for your fish and corals
     
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    The eggs should hatch, keep an eye out early in the morning or in the evening for the fry (I saw that my fire shrimp hatchlings used to hatch at these times). Not too sure if you can raise the young to adulthood though, I can imagine it being quite difficult to do so in terms of what to feed them. Good luck and let us know how it goes!
     
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    if you can try and catch them and feed them baby brine shrimp. everywhere have read up on this, this is what they suggested.
     
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    suppose the same will apply to cleaner shrimps
     
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    As far as I know their larvae are planktonic for a few months and need specialised feeding till they become benthic. Cannot use return pump or mechanical filtration as they will be killed.
     
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    Yep, if I'm not mistaken it takes 6 months for then to go through metamorphosis, during this time they will be completely dependent on you.

    That's why they say if you have nothin to do on the next 6 months you can raise them.
     
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    Hey guys for some odd reason I was not getting notifications for this thread.

    Thanks for all the input... Was also reading some stuff yesterday, and trying to find the link again to where the guy said he managed to do this. If they are going to get eaten anyway, I guess its worth a try in a small tank with no pumps etc.. Ill probably just use an airpump. Lets see what other info I can find today?
     
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    The term is gravid, not pregnant.
     
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