Shrimp babies

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  1. Robsharkbait

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    Hi guys,

    I would like to share my good fortune with you.

    I have been moving all of my fish out of my display tank into quarantene
    For the past 3 weeks as I want to leave my tank empty for at least 28 days to break the whitespot cycle. It is a huge job if you have a very big tank!

    I have noted a huge explosion in the copepod population with most of the fish
    Now in quarantene.

    Yesterday I noted a huge amount of baby shrimp in my tank.

    I am not sure if it is Fire Shrimp or Cleaner Shrimp babies, as I have both species
    In my tank. I suspect that at least some of them are Fire Shrimp as I can see the pink colouration on some of them.

    With the fry being so small it is difficult to take photos, but I will try to photograph some of them and then upload it.
     
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  3. VicZA

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    that's cool
     
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    very awesome man. pics will be gr8 too.
     
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    Do you perhaps feed your fish frozen mysis? I also have lots of baby shrimp in my sump, but I think I've narrowed it down to mysis. From what I've read, the cysts / eggs can survive the freezing process and hatch.

    Just another possibility to look at.
     
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    Most likely mysis or amphipods.
     
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    Robsharkbait

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    This is the best that I could get. They are damn difficult to photograph

    image.jpg
     
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    Robsharkbait

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    I think that the Mysis theory is most likely if it is not any of the ornamental
    Shrimps are the parents. I have a lot of Copepods (more than one type), but these are
    100% shrimps. I suppose time will tell. I will upload a clearer photo if the opportunity presents itself.
     
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    Mine is in my sump, and I've never been able to get a photo of them. They look like that, although I'm not sure about the red markings. They run up and down the glass. I've got a cleaner shrimp and a fire shrimp, but no pairs, that's why I ruled them out as parents.
     

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