Whoo Hoo!!!! Baby Shrimps!!!

Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by Fishfood, 10 Jul 2009.

  1. Fishfood

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    How cool is this.
    I get home tonight and look at my tank.
    My cleaner shrimp jumps up on the rock and starts flapping her/his abdomen like crazy releasing thousands of little babies into the water.
    My fish went nuts for them!
    Thought about scooping some out and saving them but I've read how difficult it is and decided against it.
    Decided that it would be better to give my fish and corals a nice fresh meal than end up with a tank of wasted,dead baby shrimps.
    Who knows with any luck maybe some will find their way into my caluerpa forest where they may develop into adulthood.
    Just glad I was lucky enough to witness this happen!
     
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  3. IMarine

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    nice one
     
  4. lIghty

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    cool.
     
  5. riyadhessa

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    Fishfood wow you very lucky to have seen that...pity you never made a movie of it on you cellphone...
     
  6. Travis1

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    lucky indeed. thats awesome. must have been a great experience.
     
  7. FransSny

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    Fishfood, very cool and Im sure the fish were even more impressed !
     
  8. Tony

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    Nice going
     
  9. Jaak

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    It's great seeing it happen, i've been fortunate enough to witness it a few times too...
     
  10. dv8

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    i have also had the fortune of seeing this kind of thing, it was just after main lights went off. i saw the the fish going nuts first then saw why. i'm going to try breed them on perpose now.
     
  11. RUAN

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    cool man
     
  12. schaun

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    Poor things. Never had a chance.
    But cool to see never the les.
    Never seen it myself. Had a pregnant female once
    But did not witness the berth.
    Pity you did not have your camera handy at the time.
     
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    Mine are due to give birth on wednesday, 100% sure, I'll take pics. Both mine are pregnant at the moment.
     
  14. viper357

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    And ?
     
  15. Annoying

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    Congrats!!!
     
  16. riyadhessa

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    Fishfood any update on your new additions
     
  17. keyaam

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    Didnt wanna start a new thread on this but how do pods multiply? I noticed thousands of them moving in the sump and noticed and the larger ones carry smaller pods around. My camera cant get a close up pic
     
  18. THE ANIMAL

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    :biggrin:
    AND THERE ARE NO PICS OF THIS:nono: You should always have your camera redy!!!
     
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