Could we have baby Coral Banded shrimp

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  1. aussiejodie

    aussiejodie Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Hi everyone,

    Sorry its been so long since i posted, but I have been very busy. Our tanks are doing great. I know, I need to update my photo's!

    At Christmas my sons tank went to soup after the temp went up and the corals passed away. We managed to save the fish and believe it of not the sea apple and cucumber survived. We were lucky.

    Since then we sold his set up and purchased him a new tank with a chiller, MH lighting and the works.

    While we wee establishing the bio filter we had all the live stock in our QT, including the breeding pain of Coral Banded shrimp.

    The tank was emptied of live stock a month ago and 3 weeks ago i noticed a large amount of very small fry in the QT. I have been feeding them ad they have grown very quickly and look like little CBS.

    There would have to be a at least 50 of them swimming around and I am feeding them daily and watching them grow.

    Is it possible that I have bred CBS? and if so what do i do with them all?
     
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  3. Dingo

    Dingo Giant Squid

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    are they easily distinguishable as cbs?
    What is an approximate size?
     
  4. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Congrats, I am sure you will be able to find buyers for them.
     
  5. rayjay

    rayjay Gigas Clam

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    They are mysid shrimp. Do a google search and see pictures of the various kinds. Most look like miniature cleaner shrimp, with colour variations from clear or opaque, to some with red on the body.
    One normally finds them in a tank with live rock and corals with skeletons and they LOVE small rubble piles. Excellent eating for many fish. Mandarins don't normally eat the adults but love the small slow moving nauplii.
     
  6. the fisherman

    the fisherman Vlamingii Tang

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    +1 with them being mysis shrimp.
     
  7. slowleak

    slowleak Feather Duster

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    way to shatter this guys hopes lol. They could be CBS, I hatched some in my tank but never bothered with trying to keep them alive..I was more worried about my 2 scooter dragonets getting fed.
     
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  9. aussiejodie

    aussiejodie Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    They have grown to the size of my little finger nail and have very long tenticles?
     
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    gabbagabbawill Pajama Cardinal

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    aussiejodie Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    They are still a bit small to get a good shot but I will try.
     
  12. JBL

    JBL Sea Dragon

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    I am so taggin along on this one. I just have to see what it is!!!!:eek::eek::eek: