Coral Has Eggs

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Coral Has Eggs

Post by jonathon1989 » Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:30 am

I'm so happy to announce that my PP (Coral) is pregnant with eggs. They are in the back of her shell and are green. I'll be positing pictures soon. The father is a Viola (Claud) who we used to think was Claudia because she or he had gonephores. This has been very interesting to see happen.

Any advice on what to do from here would be greatly appreciated. I have no idea what to do beyond putting the eggs in a separate tank.


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Post by Hermielover121 » Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:41 am

Wow that’s awesome I have always wanted for mine to start breeding. I have no experience sorry but you could look at Mary Akers on YouTube. I’m not any help but, I just wanted to say

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Post by wodesorel » Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:19 pm

The photos you've posted of them previously are both of purple pinchers. I would suggest reading Mary's pinned posts and her videos on youtube. Right now, the best suggestions of raising them involve a lot of work. PPs also have extended larvael forms, so it takes longer to get them to land.
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Post by Links » Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:01 pm

That’s really awesome jonathon! Hope mine do that one day but I need a female. Lol

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Post by jonathon1989 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:46 pm

Coral has been burrowed for at least three days now. They won't molt while carrying eggs, right?

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Post by aussieJJDude » Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:49 am

No, I dont think so. They moult in order for the males to fertilize the females I believe. But even then, crabs do burrow for various reasons besides moulting.

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Post by jonathon1989 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:36 am

aussieJJDude wrote:No, I dont think so. They moult in order for the males to fertilize the females I believe. But even then, crabs do burrow for various reasons besides moulting.

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I thought so I just wanted to be sure. Would she burrow to protect her eggs?


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Post by aussieJJDude » Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:21 pm

She could. Most animals that carry there young would tend to have some instincts to protect them until they are old enough or in the cravs case, physically unable to once they hatch in the water.

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Post by jonathon1989 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:31 pm

aussieJJDude wrote:She could. Most animals that carry there young would tend to have some instincts to protect them until they are old enough or in the cravs case, physically unable to once they hatch in the water.

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Her eggs are gone, unfortunately. I don’t see them anymore.


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Post by Xenpurgisn@cht » Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:26 am

It seems like she probably ended up rubbing them off somewhere or they just fell out on there own, and the other crabs ate them. That seems to be a common thing with eggs in captivity.

But regardless, if you was able to get eggs in captivity that's a sign you're doing things right.

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Post by jonathon1989 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:27 pm

Xenpurgisn@cht wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:26 am
It seems like she probably ended up rubbing them off somewhere or they just fell out on there own, and the other crabs ate them. That seems to be a common thing with eggs in captivity.

But regardless, if you was able to get eggs in captivity that's a sign you're doing things right.
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