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    wich sw shrimps breed in captivity?

    As the title says, anyone here know if any of the common sw shrimps breed in tanks.
    And if so, wich?

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    Skunks will breed in captivity, and I would assume most of the other's will as well. Raising the babies to maturity however is another story. The longest recorded time, skunk cleaner shrimp babies have been raised outside of a hight-tech lab was 28 days... So I wouldn't expect to go breaking any records here.

    Sadly SW shrimp are not as easy to rear as their freshwater counterparts. Believe me I have checked haha

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    My lone skunk is berried all the time... I think the issue is not so much getting them to breed; it's raising them as Mox said. It's not impossible, but nearly. Mox, your data about raising is incorrect. There are many threads on other forums that people have managed to get them to survive longer than 28 days; however it does seem like a huge task.

    I've read peppermint shrimp are easy to breed; but they're not quite as cute as skunks.

    Here are a couple...

    http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=719208


    Looks like this guy had them settled and then had some kind of power outage...

    http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=846955

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by carriej Click here to enlarge
    ....... Mox, your data about raising is incorrect. There are many threads on other forums that people have managed to get them to survive longer than 28 days; however it does seem like a huge task........
    This is one of cases where I am happy to be wrong! I am glad breeding them is more doable then I had thought! :D

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    I have yet to see any empirical evidence of people breeding SW shrimp.

    I've seen people make statements. I've seen pictures of newly hatched ones and adults.

    But I've never seen a breeding diary chronicling the process from start to a successful end.

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    Nuggs, one of those links is a breeding diary.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by carriej Click here to enlarge
    Nuggs, one of those links is a breeding diary.

    I know Ive read them before.

    One guy says he had 1 survive, doesn't document what stage it was at, the other guy :

    The larva was found dead on day 151
    All I am saying is I have never seen documented proof of life, IE they're harder to breed than Amanos.

    Between the subtle parameter requirements, aeration trauma, and the very very long larval stage, its almost impossible.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Nuggs Click here to enlarge
    I know Ive read them before.

    One guy says he had 1 survive, doesn't document what stage it was at, the other guy :



    All I am saying is I have never seen documented proof of life, IE they're harder to breed than Amanos.

    Between the subtle parameter requirements, aeration trauma, and the very very long larval stage, its almost impossible.
    I think I'll skip even trying... :)
    Made a small try with the amanos, got about a million larvae, no survivors.

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    Yes; it is nearly impossible.

    However if you look at all the pages the one survived did make it to adulthood. Took two molts after settling to get the white color to fill in.

    However it's just very interesting.

    Anyone could always send these guys PMs for more info.

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