Question regarding shrimp breeding, in a controlled space.

Discussion in 'Inverts' started by DutchMuch, 14 Feb 2019.

  1. DutchMuch

    DutchMuch Member

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    Here is my idea, please tell me if it is possible, if so, any products out there? (US)

    My tank is my 40b, i have wild type shrimp all in it, mixes of mixes, etc. Some though are pure cherries or pure yellow shrimp.
    I'd like to kind of clear the colors out a bit, so i can just have something to do on the side for experiments and fun etc.
    Would i be able to get one of those little breeder boxes and use those to breed (example) 2 specific shrimp? or a small group of shrimp in that little box? Are their any other products out their like this?

    Thanks!
     
  2. PARAGUAY

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    Go to Journal My Tanks nicpapa you could get a answer
     
  3. DutchMuch

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    been a long time since i've heard that name! ill ask him :) ty

    *Still taking suggestions*
     
  4. Hendre

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    The babies will probably escape the parts and mingle with everyone else. Honestly I'd just get more tanks for this :)
     
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  5. DutchMuch

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    i wish i could lol
     
  6. Hendre

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    No more space available?
     
  7. DutchMuch

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  8. tam

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    Maybe fitting dividers inside the tank would be an option?
     
  9. DutchMuch

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    No not in the scape, i prefer no large dividers in a dutch aquascape haha

    Definitely considering the one i linked
     
  10. alto

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    In this type of setup pointless to spend $$ on any pure line - you will get cross breeding
    Check Shrimpspot forum for relevant discussions
     
  11. DutchMuch

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    im not worried about getting pure lines.

    I said this previously, its just a "for fun" thing. And for future use if needed.
     
  12. Geoffrey Rea

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    I breed Yellow Sakura’s @DutchMuch

    upload_2019-2-15_9-21-44.jpeg

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    PM me if you want details on a cheap setup
     
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  13. Hendre

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    Nice and big! What are you feeding?
     
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  14. DutchMuch

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    was gonna say they look very nice :D
     
  15. sciencefiction

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    Yes, the breeder boxes that draw and circulate water from the main tank will work for a small group of shrimp or two adults to start a colony. Pick your breeders well and read a bit on genetics to help you choose the ones with the best possible outcome. Putting moss in the breeder box with a tiny layer of sand for substrate works really well for them to feel comfy and breed.
     
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  16. DutchMuch

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    I highly thank you for the answer, thank you vm! :bookworm::thumbup:
     
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  17. Geoffrey Rea

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    There are two rules to success.

    1. Never tell everything you know.
     
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  18. papa_c

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    Intresting strategy on a forum that is based on helping each other! Unless I have misunderstood the reply
     
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  19. DutchMuch

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    1 rule to success

    1. Obey the rules
     
  20. DutchMuch

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    this is also true lmao
     

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