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baruch mor
23rd Mar 2006, 06:16 PM
Just got a few of them. How do you breed them?
Here are a few pics:
http://grm.m.walla.co.il/briefcase/00f3/f/r/e/s/h/r/e/e/f/@/@/@/@/@/@/@/@/@/@/@/@/@/@/@/@/r/200408052249291680/200408100020112379/shrimp2.jpg

http://grm.m.walla.co.il/briefcase/00f3/f/r/e/s/h/r/e/e/f/@/@/@/@/@/@/@/@/@/@/@/@/@/@/@/@/r/200408052249291680/200408100020315637/shrimp3.jpg

http://grm.m.walla.co.il/briefcase/00f3/f/r/e/s/h/r/e/e/f/@/@/@/@/@/@/@/@/@/@/@/@/@/@/@/@/r/200408052249291680/200408100019573698/shrimp1.jpg

YuccaPatrol
23rd Mar 2006, 10:07 PM
This looks like a different species of "Ghost" shrimp than we have here in Southeast U.S.

Our Ghost shrimp can be raised in freshwater tanks, but they have several larval stages that they must survive before they turn into little shrimp. It is harder to achieve this because they need green water or micro foods to feed on until they are big enough to eat regular shrimp diet.

Some species require brackish/salt water for larval development, so if your shrimp are that type, it will be much more difficult to breed.

If I was going to try breeding them, I would wait until I saw a pregnant female with eggs. I would then turn off my filter and leave the lights on all the time or place the shrimp tank near a window to encourage growth of suspended algae. It should take about 3-4 days for the larva to become baby shrimp. If you see them after a week or so, then you will know they can breed in freshwater. If not, then it might not be easily possible to breed them.

baruch mor
24th Mar 2006, 01:21 PM
Thanks for the reply, waiting for the eggs :undecided

amber2461
24th Mar 2006, 01:23 PM
Beautiful looking shrimp :)

GunmetalBlue
25th Mar 2006, 05:49 AM
Marge - a quick "hi." Agreed, long time no see :).

Hi Baruch mor, there seems to be a good possibility that your shrimp is Macrobrachium lanchesteri. You can see the similarity here: http://www.shrimpnow.com/forums/showthread.php?t=292

Back when I first got mine, I assumed they were Ghost shrimp until I noticed some of my smaller fish missing :shocked: . It turned out they were hunting them down and eating them - Macrobrachiums in general are more aggressive than Ghost shrimp.

M. lanchesteri eggs are green and medium sized; mine would get about 100 or so eggs. From what I understand, the eggs first hatch as larvae - but I'm not absolutely sure. Also from what I understand, they can be raised in freshwater. Unfortunately I had two females and no males, so don't have any experience in raising them.

-GB

silane
26th Mar 2006, 10:12 PM
M. lanchesteri eggs are green and medium sized; mine would get about 100 or so eggs. From what I understand, the eggs first hatch as larvae - but I'm not absolutely sure. Also from what I understand, they can be raised in freshwater. Unfortunately I had two females and no males, so don't have any experience in raising them.




I found these shrimps in river of southern Malaysia, and it is not near river mouth, so I presume that they are able to develop is freshwater is true.