What should I do if I lost a female?

What should I do if I lost a female?

Postby malau » Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:03 am

Should I buy another pair (as I have a male left) or just buy any females? or any other suggestion?
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Re: What should I do if I lost a female?

Postby Kmiec123 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:23 pm

Sorry I do not have info on this, but i'll give you a bump. ;)
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Re: What should I do if I lost a female?

Postby spawner » Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:52 pm

Malau,

If you can get a female, and your 100% certain its a female then you should be ok as long as you introduce her to the male right after she molts. We use breeder baskets to maintain the female until she molts. If you don't have this sort of time or are not 100% certain you have a female then buy another pair. You will know in about a minute if you have a pair or not.
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Re: What should I do if I lost a female?

Postby Kmiec123 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:56 am

Thanks for the reply Spawner....I knew you would know! ;)
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Re: What should I do if I lost a female?

Postby spawner » Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:21 am

Yeap, just didn't see the post. I'm going to have one of my students put together a post with videos of how we pair CBS shrimp up. I think this might help a lot, there is no room for error with these guys. We're pairing up Pacific and Atlantic populations so we've gotten good at making pairs.
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Re: What should I do if I lost a female?

Postby malau » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:13 am

Yeah thanks for the reply. I actually sold my male as I saw someone in other forum is looking for that... and since I will be away for few weeks therefore I decided to sell it so that my friend wont have too much workload in my place (he has to feed my tanks plus the baby seahorses which 2x 2 months old and few just 2-3 weeks old).....
then may get another pair when Im back

btw Spawner, are you work at uni?
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