I have eggs !

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I have eggs !

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I just wanted to share my ghost shrimp is full of eggs ....
This is my heavily planted tank with ramshorn snails and ghost shrimp...

And believe it or not, I found another berried shrimp in my betta tank. My betta tank is an aquaponic herb garden. I have isolated mommy shrimp in the tank, she has her own private little condo hopefully the babies will make it :D
Once my Betta tanks mommy shrimp's eggs move down her legs I'll isolate her too..

I'm open to any ideas and/or advice seeing how I've never done this before ...
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What king of ghost shrimp is it?
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I don't know when I bought them from the pet store they were just named ghost or feeder shrimp ... I have another question the eggs are black, everyplace I've looked online shows eggs that are green and then once they're ready to hatch they are clear ... what's going on with my shrimp?
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Those are just Neocaridina davidi...i.e. the wild variety of the red cherry shrimp. They catch them from the rivers in Hawaii and sell them as "ghost shrimp."

And the eggs on your shrimp in the picture look green to me. I don't see anything wrong there.
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So, my babies have survived they are doing great, but now I have about four berried shrimp in the main tank...I have added lots more anacharis for them to hide since my mommy's are at different stages in their pregnancies if you can call them that ..So I decided not to take them out well, I've left them alone and the babies are thriving .....they've been hiding and doing just fine :D
I managed to get a couple shots
They are somewhat easy to watch in person, but hard to capture on film.

When my original babies are large enough I'll take them out of the isolation tank and put them back in the main one I'm afraid to move them now they're so small
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This is my "nursery" tank, no filter  i've seen only 2 to 3 babies.  I hope they are hiding, I watched about five or six hatch
This is my "nursery" tank, no filter i've seen only 2 to 3 babies. I hope they are hiding, I watched about five or six hatch
Main tank .... babies are fine
Main tank .... babies are fine
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This little guys actually upside down feeding on a bit of food ....
This little guys actually upside down feeding on a bit of food ....
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Awesome! It's always exciting to discover babies. :)
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Exciting stuff!
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