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Reproducing Peppermint Shrimp

Discussion in 'Inverts and other Marine Animals' started by Sctip, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. Sctip

    Sctip Sardine M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    I have got to ask. Has anyone ever had their Pep Shrimp reproduce in an aquarium?

    I added three and now we have the three and have found four small shrimp in the tank.

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  2. jda123

    jda123 Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    They are probably mysid shrimp, not peppermints. They can do quite well if nothing eats them.
     
  3. Sctip

    Sctip Sardine M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    Dunno they look just light peps, I will try to take ap picture of them tonight when I get back home.

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  4. Sctip

    Sctip Sardine M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    Here is a crappy pic of one of the small ones. I don't think it's a mysid shrimp. [​IMG]

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  5. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    I have never heard of pep shrimp babys living after they hatch. I'd bet $ is some type of mysid shrimp.
     
  6. Sctip

    Sctip Sardine M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    There are many sites stating successful breeding of peps. At first I thought the same until I actually looked into it more. The bigger they get the more they look like pep shrimp though. Time will tell, I will probably eat my own words though.

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  7. Catfish Charlie

    Catfish Charlie Amphipod

    I had peppermint shrimp reproducing in my coral tank at my shop in 2012 through 2013. I had a small survival rate but still was able to sell a few every now and than. My coral tank was set up more like a refugium with several types of live plants and a huge amount of different types of pods in it. I never tried to do anything special for them, but again did have a small survival rate. So I wouldn't be able to answer what kept a few to reach adults, but that being said I'd say it's very possible that some could survive in a tank under right conditions. They are being tank bred by some company's, but again not sure if they're producing enough to be commercially available on a regular bases. Best of luck to you that they are peppermint shrimp!
     
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  8. jda123

    jda123 Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Maybe it is. Time will tell... if it is red as they get bigger, then you are good to go. It is not impossible, just not likely.
     

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