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First of all, thank you all for your support! :D

Congratulations! That is a pretty cool accomplishment! Following along for more awesome updates!
Wow a post from the AlgaeBarn! Thank you for all the great info you've put up on your site, much to learn from! Would have bought some of your products if I was living in the US.

A quick update.
I suspect about 3~5 sexy shrimps put into the isolation box have died (at least 2 confirmed dead, the rest is a guess based on the headcount which is not all that accurate). I don't exactly know why. It may or may not have been the stress caused when I moved them since they all died within a couple of days after I've moved them. Didn't have any die on me since then.
The good news is, I had a whole bunch of new sexy larvae that morphed and there are now about 90 of them total (including the smaller ones that just settled)! Not too bad aye? ;)
I have about 79~85 in the isolation box, 2~3 in the display tank, over 5 in the larvae tank.
The ones that settled earlier are growing pretty fast. I could actually tell they've gotten bigger by looking at them.
So far so good.
My goal, for now, is to be able to continuously produce sexy shrimps and start a small shrimp selling business in the future! :D I don't expect to make a living out of it or anything though (at least not just by selling sexy shrimps). Still, I want to give it a shot even if it just ends up being a side job. I ultimately want to try breeding other shrimps or inverts in the future too. Still got a long way to go with just the sexy shrimps for now.

The twerking shrimps:


The father and the child (may not be his/her actual father)
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The mother staring at the child (may not be his/her actual mother)
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I wish you were in the US, we could help start your business with orders. I love those little guys and captive bred is amazing. Good you!
Thanks! I'll try my best to keep it going.

Really cool! Where are you situated? Would love to support your shrimpery some day.
I'm based in South Korea so it might be a little far for most people here but thanks for the thought! Much appreciated.

A few more sexys morphed and settled since my last post btw. :cool:
 
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First of all, thank you all for your support! :D


Wow a post from the AlgaeBarn! Thank you for all the great info you've put up on your site, much to learn from! Would have bought some of your products if I was living in the US.

A quick update.
I suspect about 3~5 sexy shrimps put into the isolation box have died (at least 2 confirmed dead, the rest is a guess based on the headcount which is not all that accurate). I don't exactly know why. It may or may not have been the stress caused when I moved them since they all died within a couple of days after I've moved them. Didn't have any die on me since then.
The good news is, I had a whole bunch of new sexy larvae that morphed and there are now about 90 of them total (including the smaller ones that just settled)! Not too bad aye? ;)
I have about 79~85 in the isolation box, 2~3 in the display tank, over 5 in the larvae tank.
The ones that settled earlier are growing pretty fast. I could actually tell they've gotten bigger by looking at them.
So far so good.
My goal, for now, is to be able to continuously produce sexy shrimps and start a small shrimp selling business in the future! :D I don't expect to make a living out of it or anything though (at least not just by selling sexy shrimps). Still, I want to give it a shot even if it just ends up being a side job. I ultimately want to try breeding other shrimps or inverts in the future too. Still got a long way to go with just the sexy shrimps for now.

The twerking shrimps:


The father and the child (may not be his/her actual father)
IMG_20210727_155556.jpg


The mother staring at the child (may not be his/her actual mother)
IMG_20210727_170658.jpg
Thanks for the kind words! We wish you the best and we are so excited to see someone motivated and dedicated to breeding saltwater inverts! Can't stop saying how cool your progress is! Would you mind if we shared on our social medial platforms? Please let us know if you have an Instagram as well!
 
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Thanks for the kind words! We wish you the best and we are so excited to see someone motivated and dedicated to breeding saltwater inverts! Can't stop saying how cool your progress is! Would you mind if we shared on our social medial platforms? Please let us know if you have an Instagram as well!
Sure, PMed you.
 
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An update.
1. There are a little over 100 Sexys in the isolation box now. More settled, not so many died.
2. The sexys have grown. The photo in the first post of this thread was taken on the 20th of July. The photos below are taken on the 18th of August.
3. The 3 baby sexys that were put into the main display tank have all disappeared. They may have been eaten by their parents or other critters (although I think this is unlikely), or they got sucked into the overflow, or they are doing a great job hiding from me, or something else killed them. I think they are most likely dead (at least 2 out of the 3 are).

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Awesome update! Do you seem to have any issues with the tiny ones in the same grow out with the larger ones?
I don't know for certain but they don't seem to eat their smaller siblings. At least not in significant numbers.
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I just realized the number of shrimps in the isolation box had decreased a little. There may have been an error in counting them or some might've got eaten alive by their siblings or maybe some died for some reason then got eaten by their brethren. Hard to say.
 
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I don't know for certain but they don't seem to eat their smaller siblings. At least not in significant numbers.
Edit:
I just realized the number of shrimps in the isolation box had decreased a little. There may have been an error in counting them or some might've got eaten alive by their siblings or maybe some died for some reason then got eaten by their brethren. Hard to say.
Either way you are doing great and I'm sure you will yield more and more with every clutch as it's still a learning process :)
 

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