Shrimp Breeding Questions

Carolyn's Corals

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Hey all!

I currently have Skunk Shrimp, Peppermint Shrimp, and Blood shrimp breeding in my tank! Of course, I have multiple of each.. sometimes it feels like every couple days/week I have babies. The peppermint shrimp like to hide under the rocks (Even after buying big sponges) they don't come out until after 2 am. It's really hard to see their eggs to get an idea of when they will release. Long story short, couple days ago they ALL decided they would release on the same day. I literally have 3 different shrimp larval babies with no way of really separating them as I am collecting them. The only way I have found that doesn't hurt them is using a cup.

Is there a way of collecting them without hurting them?

I purchased this off of bulk reef (waiting for it to get to me.. Link below).

Is there a better way? Right now I am waiting until 12-3 am to collect them. I am only getting less than 10% (which my fish and corals love by them way lol). With thousands of babies, at most I got 100 babies.
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Purchased here.

Thank you!
 
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Hey all!

I am wanting to document my shrimp breeding process. But my phone is just not cutting it! I don't know where to start.

My boyfriend purchased me a Nikon Digital Camera d3500. But don't know if I should buy lenses for this or pick up a better camera.

The shrimp are now 2 weeks old. YAY! But they still are SOO TINY!

What camera/macro lens/ would you suggest?


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I’ve had Peppermint Shrimp Babies on several occasion. They go through several Metamorphosi, I could never get them to Adulthood. I did find out, I could feed them ReefRoids, and Spirulinia dissolved in Sea Water. Tried Baby Brine, but they couldn’t catch enough. Be prepared to feed them many times a day, enlist your family if possible. Good Luck.
 
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