Breeding Lysmatas

Breeding Lysmatas

Postby Luis A M » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:53 pm

I am bringing here this post of Mahir since it will be interesting to all of us

Hi Louis,

I'm a fellow reefer from Bursa Turkey. I am also into breeding aspects of the hobby, tried and successed Lysmata seticaudata once. :D

Now the problem is the import of any live invertebrates is forbidden almost a year now in my country leaving many hobbyists shrimp&crabless. The reason is some importers reported their goods as table prawns to avoid their taxes. These were busted and since then we do not see any crustaceans in our LFS.

This is becoming a problem since we do not have any hope because it is banned at law and equity. The prices of these animals skyrocketed and very open to smuggling in Turkey.

Since you are very experienced and well known breeder, wanted to ask if it is wasting time try breeding these creatures in a hobbyist scale. Especially Ambionensis and Seticaudata were very popular cleaner crew members in the country.

I've read your most breeding journals over the net. Is it possible to get more clues from online documents ans get info about collective breeding of these spicies?

Best regards from Turkey,
Mahir ÖNER
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Re: Breeding Lysmatas

Postby Luis A M » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:20 pm

Hi Mahir,
The current ban of ornamental shrimp in Turkey opens an interesting opportunity to hobbysts who could manage to propagate them,There is a steady demand of them,especially as Aiptasia fighters in reef tanks.
I find the peppermints rather easy to raise using Calado-Rhyne method.amboinensis and debelius were more touchy though,and Stenopus even more.
I plan to work on these shrimp this year and post results here.Good luck :wink:
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Re: Breeding Lysmatas

Postby Amie » Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:41 am

Luis, have you started breeding these yet? I'd love to see pictures of your setup.
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Re: Breeding Lysmatas

Postby Luis A M » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:27 pm

Not yet Amie but will start soon.
And post it! :wink:
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Re: Breeding Lysmatas

Postby Luis A M » Wed May 02, 2018 2:04 pm

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I am now raising a batch of L.vittata,using the Calado/Rhyne method.
I took pics of the tanks,made by Andy Rhyne long ago.
I don´t know why they come wrong,but if you click them,they become upright.
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