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Just some pictures.

I'm wondering why her eggs have different color.
 

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Very nice photos! She is really bright orange!
 

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igor, some of the eggs will be viable and some won't...the ones that are unfertilized will eventually just drop off leaving the remaining ones to hatch.
 

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igor, some of the eggs will be viable and some won't...the ones that are unfertilized will eventually just drop off leaving the remaining ones to hatch.
Thank you Anna,
I assume that white eggs are empty ones.
 

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Congrats igor - another feather to your inverts cap - saw the video - looking great - what pH and temp you keeping them at?
Thank you!

It's just a tap water and no heater.
pH is 7.6 and temperature is 21-24C for now.
 

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Thank you.

Sure, I will sell them, I don't need an army of crayfish here :)

However it will be not now. They are too small. And I'm not sure that they are hardy enough.

Let me grow them at least for a month, then we will see.
 

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Igor, this will happen with baby CPO's They are cannibalistic in nature and only the strongest of them will survive. You will need to keep them separate from your shrimps for now as they will eat anything they can find (including baby shrimps) :mad:
 

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I keep them separated in that external box. And I've added some small rocks that makes dozens of places where they can hide.
All dead shrimps were not eaten, they just dead ... no signs of violence :)

Actually, I haven't seen them fighting yet. Sometimes they come close to each other and then one of them jumps back. There is no chasing.

Some deaths can be caused by low water quality, lack of calcium, or ... some of them just should die.
I read that survival rate among crayfish babies were always low.
 

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So, It was not so good as I expected.

I have only two CPO babies left and they like in one of my shrimp tanks.
All the other died only by one in a first week. I don't see what was wrong there, but it was something wring for sure.

The second sad part of this store, that I just missed whole bunch of my second babies. I had pregnant CPO and it had babies hanging on her a week ago. It was no eggs neither babies yesterday.
Ok, let's wait more ...
 

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Sorry to hear about your losses. CPO's are extremely hard to breed successfully, not as easy as the other crayfish.

You may have babies in your tank that the mother released!
I just found 2 juveniles in my 30 gallon....I had a female with eggs, then one day no eggs...thought she just dropped them...which she did in my tank and now these are the ones that have survived! :cool:

More than likely you will see a few of them in a couple of months, just don't disturb the tank...they will hide until they are big enough to fight off other predators, including their own siblings/parents.
 
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