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Tiny shrimp creature finally caught!

Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by Enzogobby, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. Enzogobby

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    Hi....so I've managed to catch one of these. I have 1 cleaner shrimp and 1 fire shrimp only. I've seen these in sump and DT for some months now. I 100% do not have any adult amphipods anywhere, day or night, so these cant be them in a mysis stage of life-cycle....what are they the babies of then??? Thanks.

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    Yeah, certainly looks like it!!...interesting cos I do hatch baby brine shrimp for the tank now and then, but never mysis....unless I got daft eggs or the other option is that the frozen mysis I feed the tank were like stone-age creatures preserved in ice and still alive!
     
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    mysid give birth to live young so need to look at another explanation, introduction of other live foods or rock from someone elses tank maybe, at least its good and hope theres more where that came from
     
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    They are Mysid shrimp!!! Still dont know how they got in or what they eat in there, but they are sustaining a population somehow.
     
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    Really?? They dont lay?...I might be having a blonde moment here, but wouldn't that make them mammals??? Lol....not had any live rock from anyone; even my rock rubble was from LFS...I havent a clue, but glad they're there I guess.
     
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    I have mysid - all over the sump but also see them in flying around the DT. Free food for my mandarins.
    [MENTION=19433]Enzogobby[/MENTION] plenty of fish give birth to live young: guppies, mollies are two that jump to mind.
    I think they have to produce milk for it to be a mammal ?
     
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    Interesting!....any marine ones??
     
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    mysid are marine, dont know of a freshwater species but could be wrong, usually found in estuaries
     
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    I think he meant live bearing fish Gordon ...

    None that spring to mind as true live bearers but:

    Seahorses transfer eggs to the male to hold until hatched
    Egg brooders such as bangaii cardinals
     
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