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    hello to you all,

    Two month ago I bought a new aquarium for my crystals, every thing went well until now,
    For two weeks now my crystal carried eggs and everything was well, at this week I was looking at her and I saw that she starts dropping her eggs and stayed with less.
    I saw the same problem with another crystal that carried eggs before. What should I do? Why do they drop the eggs all the time?
    What is the water parameter that is required for breeding them?

    Ben

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    I have the same problem. Shrimp was berried on May 1st. Tonight, on the 4th I see her slowly dropping eggs. She has dropped about half so far. What's causing this, and is there anything I can do?

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    Its very normal, especially if its her first pregnancy.

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    ^Listen to Spid guys; this is normal when establishing a new colony of shrimp.

    DON'T do anything, except your weekly water change and be patient.

    Mark

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    I can see several small babies coming out in my tank, but they won't be able to survive after few days. Can someone help to explain why? It was ok few month ago, they breeding like crazy...and then I have around 130~150 in my 20 GL tank, and I stop seeing babies coming out.

    Maybe I have too much shrimps in the tank?

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    Most accounts of breeders say:

    soft water (hardness 1-6 dGH)

    slightly acidic / neutral pH (6-7)

    although I have bred them mostly at 4-6 dGH and pH 7-7,5.

    You do need a well-cycled tank with good flow of water. I dont really believe in extra aeration because I use big external filters, but some of the best breeders always use spongefilters, so I believe a lot of oxygen is a must.

    I believe plenty of plants is a must, both to find food and to hide. Also feed the shrimp extra if they are hungry and keep the number regulated!

    Perhaps the people who experience problems could list their water parameters for the rest of us to see?
    have patience my friend
    ... and big filtercapacities

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