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Old 02-18-2013, 05:51 PM   #1
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Pregnant Cleaner Shrimp


My cleaner shrimp is carrying eggs. I know this a very common occurrence, but i still think its really cool so i thought i would share a pic of it. To bad they are just going to be fish and coral food!
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:24 PM   #2
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It is very cool. I've had the eggs get as far as a visible larval stage that looks like a tiny shrimp but never beyond that.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:58 PM   #3
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Well, this is the first time i have noticed either of mine with eggs, but just realized they both have eggs right now. I know they wont survive but its still really cool.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:27 PM   #4
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It never gets old either. Always fun to see.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:56 PM   #5
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Well the shrimp in the pic released its eggs last night, to bad i was sleeping
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:08 PM   #6
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I seldom get to see it but it's fun when you do.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:03 PM   #7
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I have one carrying eggs too. I'll take free coral and fish food anytime. It's the circle of life. I wish they were easier to raise though, cleaner shrimp have such great happy go lucky personalities.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:07 PM   #8
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Is it normal for them to have eggs frequently? I have 1 cleaner shrimp and 2 peppermints and my cleaner has eggs about once a month.
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Yes it's normal for them to pretty much start a new clutch of eggs as soon as the other is gone.
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