Surprise in my 2 foot shrimp tank

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  1. Ammar

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    Was looking at my 2 foot tank this morning wondering if i should take it offline and rescape as its wasnt doing as well as i thought it would. Now this tank has not had any fish in it. Just 5 shrimp... this morning i found little swimmers in there. Not sure what they are.. is this fish or some insect popped in there...
    Definitely not baby shrimp..
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    Awesome. Have you ever had fish in there? Moved plants from other tank to the 2ft?

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    Yes some of the moss was in my big tank and got a few plants from @quattro, but if i remember correctly there was only tetras in his tank. Will be interesting to see what they are. Hopefully they survive


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    Nice, the wonders of nature
     
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    Congrats. What fish were in the tank with the moss? How many fry are there?
     
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    Thanks i count 5
    Mostly rainbows and tetra... and a few rams.
    What do i feed these guys??
    I have some powder food i used to use for my baby guppies, would that work?


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    Baby powder for livebearers might be a bit big. Try boiled egg yoke. Desolve some in water and then add about 1ml 3 x a day

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    Ill give that a try thank u so much


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    I had this happen once while on holiday. Unfortunately the fry didn't make it for some or other reason, was about 2 months old.

    Best of luck
     
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    Ammar

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    Thanks, im gonna give it a try and see what happens. No other fish in the tank, im gonna leave them in there and see what happens.


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    Congratulations @Ammar!!

    Yes.... Nature is amazing...

    I used the Tetra powder on my acara babies that were minute and it worked. I found it to be really fine powder.
    The egg also works but you just need to be more careful with water changes/quality as it does spoil the water much quicker
    All the best!!
     
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    Ask Prof Dirk for some SP1.
     
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    Or caveman mode. Round stone and a bowl.

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    Get yourself a micro worm culture going.
    You can replenish it every few weeks, and will always have food available for any unexpected fry.

    Hikari First Bites....
    I successfully raised German Rams, CPD, Guppies, Dwarf Neons and many other fry on it.

    Alternatively, a trick in a bottle...
    Ocean Nutrition have hatched Baby Brine Shrimp in a bottle, that is ready to feed fry.
    A bit pricey, but well worth it.

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    I have done that too, using cichlid gold sinking and massivore and it worked
    Just a bit of PT
     
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    Got some of this, i will be hatching today so should have some decent food soon. 147d0bf9abf744c6adb2b14838510742.jpg


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    Looks interesting. Let us know how it goes? If you don't mind me asking what did it cost, haven't seen it in stores before...
     
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    Lol @AmithS i dont even know if these will hatch, ive had them for years bought them from a member years ago for 50 bux when i wanted to get into fancy guppies. Needless to say that never went too well at the time. Im sure u can get these online, ill have a look and let u know if i find local suppliers.


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