View Full Version : Amano shrimp is pregnant!

06-07-2009, 12:15 AM
i look in my tank today and to my surprise one of my amano shrimp is bursting with eggs! they are tiny little black things.
is there any way to tell if they are fertile?
or anything i can do to help her shrimplets survive?
i have read mixed reports on amano shrimp breeding in freshwater tanks, but at my LFS i am pretty sure they have been successfully breed in their 55 freshwater tank. any thoughts or suggestions?

06-07-2009, 12:47 AM
My understanding was that they spawn but it is next to impossible to get the fry to survive in freshwater. However I never kept them so I don't know.

06-07-2009, 01:14 AM
I am with William and believe that you have to raise the fry in SW and then slowly acclimate them back to FW.