View Full Version : Are these...eggs?

08-13-2015, 10:38 PM
Sorry for the quality of the vid...good old youtube compression. Looks like grains of sand under her abdomen. My understanding is that Amanos can't breed in fresh water, but this is still an encouraging sign!


08-13-2015, 10:47 PM
Is she fanning her belly with her swimmerettes?

They they're not impossible to breed in fresh water, it's just very difficult to properly feed the larvae...unlike RCS, for example, where the mother carries the eggs until they hatch into fully formed shrimplets who can immediately begin to forage on their own.

Pretty sure you've seen this: http://www.planetinverts.com/Amano%20Shrimp.html

08-14-2015, 12:24 AM
Yes, she's fanning them! Once again the Badgerling made the discovery (and was kind enough to provide the musical soundtrack for the video). "Dad, how come that shrimp has sand moving around in her tummy?"

08-14-2015, 12:29 AM
I found one of my large amanos carrying eggs also, but never saw any larva or babies. Of course she was in a tank with an angel fish which would make a quick meal of any larva anyway.

08-14-2015, 12:36 AM
Yeah, my amanos almost always hang out in the current, so any free-swimming larvae would be quickly swept away and eaten. Hey, though, free live food.

08-14-2015, 12:41 AM
They are supposed to be very hard-near impossible to get to adults. They need very fine foods to get the nutrition they need, some say yes to brackish water others say its not necessary. I would love to add amanos to a tank and remove a female that is berried and see if I can't get the larvae to adults with some of Kens super fine golden pearls, and spirulina powder, and green water. Maybe in the future, when I have time-lol.

Oh, and thanks for sharing that, you have a great environment if they are reproducing.