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      Frank you find interesting creatures to nurture
      Do they go in the pond? Fish food?
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      The shrimp can go in a pond if they are not allowed to get too cold in the winter, or excessively hot in the summer. They are colorful little creatures which are very interesting to watch as they are extremely active. They do eat algae and are able to have as many as 100 in a gallon of water if conditions are right. They also can be fish food. as lots of fish eat them. I don't think they would be good for human consumption as they are very small. They only get about an inch long.
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      My latest acquisition are green jade rili. They are not top grade but hopefully with proper culling they will produce a good line.
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      Neocaridina shrimp can be house in a small bowl, as small as a gallon container, although at least a little bigger is better. They feed on algae but shrimp foods are better. They even like some veggies, on occasion. Since their bio load is small, 30-40 can be kept per gallon of water, so their having lots of babies is no problem. I have read that some breeders say that you can have as many as 100 per gallon in a tank. These pics are of baby Blue Jellies eating on a piece of squash. They are about the size of an eye brow hair.
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      This Jade green shrimp should be having babies soon. The darker colored shrimp is hard to tell how far along they are because it is harder to see the eggs they are carrying.
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      It gets a little harder to say not yet on the shrimp every time I look at your babies.

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      Look at the first pic. You see the waste from the bottom of the tank that I sucked up with a turkey baster? Do you see a baby shrimp? This pic is what you would see with the naked eye. Now look t the second pic. See the baby Blue Jelly baby? That is the part of the first pic where the baby was after the pic was blown up 10x! The hornwort leaves make it a little harder to find the baby because it looks like they may be it.
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      Again I love those baby shrimp.

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      I like watching the shrimps little legs going 90 miles an hour ( figure of speech, not literally), and also trying to find the shrimp in the plants. I have to set up another tank now, as I got another new variety of neocaridina shrimp in yesterday. My new ones are called Black Rose.
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      Took a pic of some of my Black Rose shrimp. They do look to live up to their name! Five of the females seem to be carrying eggs. With neocaridina shrimp, the female's ovaries are on their back and the eggs form there and are fertilized there. You can see the eggs under their shell in most shrimp colors, and they are called "saddled" because of this look. Once fertilized, the eggs passed down through a tube to the females abdomen where the eggs are held against the shrimp's body and cared for by being rotated and moved around by the female. They are held there until they hatch and released by the mother. This process takes approximately a month or a little longer.
      The biggest shrimp in the pic is carrying eggs, under her stomach, and they call that “berried!”
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