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08/17/2009, 09:59 AM
Coral Banded Shrimp w/ eggs
My CBS(coral banded shrimp) is pregnant and they are not mine but i going to help her with her kids.

I have her in a 10g tank w\ some sand and LR. I have a filter running and a power head. Also a light. She did not lay the eggs yet. So what should i do? .. let nature take its course? is there anything else i should do? ???? What do i do when it lays eggs and they hatch. Also no other fish or anything is in the 10g w\ the CBS.


08/17/2009, 10:53 AM
it is almost impossible to harvest the eggs. you would need to have egg crate in the bottom so when they eggs hatch the mother doesnt eat them and they do not float around. You would need to be there when she lays them so you can take her out. Do water changes around twice a day. Get live rotifers to feed them every few days. And the process in which the babies grow into being large enough to not need this process takes place over about 90 days. Its just not worth it; almost nobody has had success with this

08/17/2009, 11:59 AM
CaliReefer12 Thanks, was not sure.. ok they will b fish food then.