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    Dwarf Shrimp - Birth to Berry ??

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    CajunGator

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    Dwarf Shrimp - Birth to Berry ??

    Post by CajunGator on Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:51 pm

    Found this interesting information on how long it takes for dwarf shrimp to become adults and be able to reproduce:

    Dwarf Shrimp are fast maturing animals. On average, they take less than two months from the time they are hatched until they time they are able to breed.

    Below is a list of popular Dwarf Shrimp and how long it takes them to become sexually mature and how long the egg gestation period is.

    Blue Pearl Shrimp, Snowball Shrimp, Neocaridina cf. zhangjiajiensis
    Birth to Berry: 40-45 Days
    Gestation: 18-22 Days

    Red Cherry Shrimp, Yellow Shrimp, Neocaridina heteropoda
    Birth to Berry: 40-45 Days
    Gestation: 18-22 Days

    Tiger Shrimp, Blue Tiger Shrimp
    Birth to Berry: 42-50 Days
    Gestation: 20-25 Days

    Crystal Red Shrimp, Bee Shrimp, Golden Bee Shrimp
    Birth to Berry: 42-50 Days
    Gestation: 20-25 Days


    Reference: The shrimp Farm (www.theshrimpfarm.com)


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    Fern
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    Re: Dwarf Shrimp - Birth to Berry ??

    Post by Fern on Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:58 pm

    Oh wow I didn't know they matured that fast! I know the cherry's breed like mad but I didn't know they bred that young!
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    Ben

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    Re: Dwarf Shrimp - Birth to Berry ??

    Post by Ben on Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:08 pm

    Thanx for the info. I may be setting up a shrimp tank soon.
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    snookemz

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    Re: Dwarf Shrimp - Birth to Berry ??

    Post by snookemz on Fri May 06, 2011 2:00 am

    wow, shrimp get down to business!
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    Fern
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    Re: Dwarf Shrimp - Birth to Berry ??

    Post by Fern on Fri May 06, 2011 9:21 am

    Any life span on them?
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    FishVixen
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    Re: Dwarf Shrimp - Birth to Berry ??

    Post by FishVixen on Fri May 06, 2011 10:18 am

    Made this one a sticky great info. Fern most Dwarf Shrimp live 1.5 to 2.5 years but there are some such as the Hawaiian Red Shrimp that can live up to 20 years.
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    Re: Dwarf Shrimp - Birth to Berry ??

    Post by Fern on Fri May 06, 2011 7:49 pm

    Oh that's much longer than I thought they lived!!

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