02-23-2007, 08:38 AM
Join Date: Mar 2005
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If it were extinct in nature, it'd be extinct period. As we're saying, it's been bred squat in captivity. It is not an easy to breed shrimp.
Andrew, nothing's going to change in a couple weeks.
The shrimp has an extremely difficult to replicate life cycle, involving a brackish/salt water multi-stage planktonic existance after flowing downstream, before a slow move back from salt to ever decreasing amounts of it into a full freshwater adult form that climbs all the way back up the mountain to live as filter feeder in fast water. As I said, really difficult to replicate in captivity.
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