Breeding Peppermint Shrimp Journal-Updated, Pairs Purchased

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  1. thepanfish

    thepanfish Flying Squid

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    EDIT: Pairs have been purchased. So I got 3 big ones from one LFS (one is already pre-impregnated!) and another three from a different LFS. There is quite a size and pattern disperaty between the two, some looking more like camel shrimp! Oh well, I'll get the journal updated!
    Breeding Journal DataSheet
    This first post should be updated regularly to include new information as events take place or changes are made to your system
    General
    Species: Peppermint Shrimp
    Social Structure: 6
    Size of Individuals: 2", 2 1/8", 1 3/8", 1", 1", 1"
    Age of Individuals: Uknown
    Date added to Tank: Wednesday June 6th, 2011
    Broodstock Tank Details
    Size of Tank: 55 Gallon- 48x18x21
    Substrate Details: 1-3" Crushed Florida Aragonite
    Filtration Details: Emperor 400 HOB, Reef Octopus BH100 Skimmer
    Water Changes: 7-10 gallons every week
    Water Temperature: 78-80 F
    Lighting: 4 bulb T5HO
    Lighting Cycle: On at 7am, off at 9pm
    Other Tank Inhabitants: Clown Fairy Wrasse, 3 Chromis, Lawnmower Blennie, 3 Lyretail Anthias, Assorted Snails, Cleaner Shrimp, Emerald Crabs

    Broodstock Feeding Details
    Food Types: - Cleaning off fish and occasionally nabbing food such as mysis placed in the tank for fish
    Feeding Schedule: - I do not feed them regularly, they may nab a peice of mysis when I feed

    Spawning Details
    Date of First Spawn: Spawn Time of Day:
    Dates of Consecutive Spawns:
    Courtship Details:
    Egg Size: Egg Color:
    Egg Count:
    Hatch Details
    Hatch Date:
    Hatch Time of Day:
    # Days after Spawn:
    Larvae Description:


    Larval Tank Details
    Temperature:
    Size of Larval Tank:
    Substrate Details:
    Other Tank Decor:
    Filtration Details:
    Lighting:
    Lighting Cycle:
    Water Changes:

    Larval Feeding Details
    Food Types:
    Feeding Schedule:

    Metamorphosis/Settlement
    Date of Settlement Start:
    Days after Hatch:
    Date of Settlement End:
    Description of Fry:

    Grow-Out Tank Details

    Temperature:
    Size of Grow-Out Tank:
    Substrate Details:
    Other Tank Decor:
    Filtration Details:
    Lighting:
    Lighting Cycle:
    Water Changes:
    Size at Transfer:
    Age at Transfer:

    Grow-Out Feeding Details
    Food Types:
    Feeding Schedule:

    Additional Information
    Miscellaneous Information:
    2 of the three in one group seem to have patterns more akin to the Camel Shrimp, although they lack the characteristic "camel hump".
     
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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Good luck on getting a new pair. Looking forward to your success.
     
  4. xjaydub20x

    xjaydub20x Feather Duster

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    Have you had any luck in the past? What are you planning on feeding the newly hatched peppermint shrimp?
     
  5. thepanfish

    thepanfish Flying Squid

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    Thank you for your kind words of encouragement 2in10. If you ever need peppermints, let me know (in the future that is)
    I have never attempted at collecting Larvae, although I did get some spawning occuring.
    First I plan on doing a starvation trial, get my pair into the mood. Then I want to try multiple things.
    I will try Artemia as a first food.
    Second will be newly hatched brine, once or twice a day after week 3-4.
    I also want to try planktonic flakes as I have heard good things about this.
     
  6. thepanfish

    thepanfish Flying Squid

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    I'm going to try making a fry collector out of a breeder net, syphon tube, and LEDs.
     
  7. inwall75

    inwall75 Giant Squid

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    I've never tried breeding anything. I don't have the patience for it. As a result, I rarely read anything on the subject. However, I think you're on the right path here. Light Traps are very effective for many species.
     
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  9. thepanfish

    thepanfish Flying Squid

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    You should try domino damsels. Only fish that give parental care. Thanks, do you think I will need a smaller mesh size than a breeder net? Should I siphon into a filter sock?
     
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    inwall75 Giant Squid

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  12. inwall75

    inwall75 Giant Squid

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    LOL....I guess I don't really blame you.

    My fire shrimp pair are part of my clean up crew and they also exist to feed my corals. I know that I don't have the patience to try and capture and raise their babies.