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fatboy
24th Aug 2007, 12:37 AM
At long last I've got some tiny little Aegla babies. They must have hatched about 7-10 days ago but I only saw them 4 days ago when I noticed this tiny little set of claws in my bogwood. They're about 2-3mm long and were clear or slightly cloudy white. They seem to be getting more coloured, a very pale grey.

They pick at the wood and sift through the gravel so I'm assuming they are finding food. I'm adding small vergetable flake food, crab pellets and so on to ensure they have enough. They are amazingly strong, pushing aside gravel twice as large as they are! They also chase away the adult cherry red shrimp. lol

Here's a few photos:

In a bowl
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q156/shrimpsandstuff/2-baby-aegla.jpg

Next to a british 20 pence coin to show size
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q156/shrimpsandstuff/2-aegla-near-coin-1.jpg

On bogwood. they hide INSIDE the tiny crevices. Now wonder I didn't spot them sooner.
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q156/shrimpsandstuff/babyaegla1.jpg

Xema
26th Aug 2007, 05:27 PM
Really nice guys!!!
Have they no problems living together cherries?

fatboy
29th Aug 2007, 01:10 AM
Have they no problems living together cherries?

I've not noticed any problems. The adults leave the cherries alone and the babies push them away if they want to get at food. The babies are actually much more aggressive, chasing any shrimp that get within about 1cm. The shrimp just jump away, or walk behind the aegla where they are ignored.

The only problem keeping cherries and aegla together is that it becomes much harder keeping the gravel clean. With the aegla digging so much, a lot of dirt gets trapped in the gravel. I used to use a gravel vacumn attached to a hose for water changes but this sucks up too many baby shrimp.

Personally I don't mind losing a few shrimp as they breed so quickly. I recently sold 200 and now need to do the same again as they are becoming a plague!

Xema
31st Aug 2007, 05:02 PM
Sounds good!

Tigerlily
1st Sep 2007, 04:21 AM
Interested in selling some Aeglas when they are big enough?

fatboy
5th Sep 2007, 11:19 PM
Interested in selling some Aeglas when they are big enough?

I will when they're about 2 centimeters long. I've been speaking to Kevin D about this so he gets first option but if I have any left I'll let you know before advertising them to other people.

I was hoping to breed a lot of these for sale but it's been harder than expected. :(

Astaroth
5th Sep 2007, 11:27 PM
Hi!!

Im also interesed this aegla, when You will be have some let me know:)

Best regards
Dariusz

Mooskugel
6th Sep 2007, 02:46 AM
Congratulations on your new babies!

Zapisto
6th Sep 2007, 04:48 AM
nice litle bugger
i think will be my next try

ninjabadboy
15th Dec 2007, 01:44 PM
oh baby is nice

Obama
24th Jun 2008, 04:30 PM
wonder how i get some of these in Singapore?

they look amazing.

Mustang Boy
26th Aug 2008, 01:06 AM
so have you been able to get them to breed again

Frank
26th Aug 2008, 04:05 AM
Maybe I should check for offspring too. :)
The possible parents:
http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/5/7/7/aeglaplatensis1.JPG
http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/5/7/7/aeglaplatensis2.JPG

Mustang Boy
26th Aug 2008, 07:09 AM
how were you guys able to find these guys cause i have been looking for them for awhile now and cant find any place that sells them not even online

fatboy
7th Sep 2008, 03:27 AM
how were you guys able to find these guys cause i have been looking for them for awhile now and cant find any place that sells them not even online

I bought mine from Germany - url removed -. A few other keepers have also bought from other German companies as it's much easier to find inverts over there. You could try asking at www.crayfishmates.com. they did a anadian group buy a while ago, perhaps they know who ships to the US.

To answer your other post, I've not bred them again after a disaster with the first lot (see my post here (http://www.shrimpnow.com/forums/showthread.php/aegla-update-all-3057.html)). To behonest I was very bored with them anyway as all they do is hide during the daytime.