How to Raise & Train Your Peppermint Shrimp, 2nd Edition

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Why struggle with a dry, incomprehensible (boring) scientific manual when you can get a fun, easy to read guide that's packed with all the information you'll need to successfully raise the saltwater aquarium shrimp, Lysmata wurdemanni, in your home or classroom? This book is loaded with all the details that other manuals leave to experience and it is written so that it can be understood even by individuals who lack the scientific background and vocabulary to comprehend those other manuals.


You will get details on how to set up a spawning tank and how to encourage your shrimp pair to become romantically involved. Instructions are included for constructing a larvae collector so that even if your shrimp are producing eggs within your reef tank system, you can gather the babies without disturbing your aquarium. The larvae collector can even be used to collect larvae from other species too!


You'll learn about larval requirements, from how to house them to how to feed them, as well as descriptions of their various stages and behaviors. There's even a troubleshooting chart to help you work through and eliminate problems, before they get out of control.


And, yes, there IS a chapter on training your homegrown shrimp!


This new edition also includes expanded chapters on alternate methods of larval rearing, raising other species of aquarium invertebrates, and commercial propagation.

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About the Author:

April Kirkendoll is a biologist, professional aquaculturist, and marine aquarist who has worked with Peppermint shrimp for 24 years. In 1997 she started Crunchy Critters, an aquaculture venture thatspecialized in captive-raised invertebrates. She raised Peppermint shrimp in commercial numbers and experimented with two related species of cleaner shrimp and two species of reef lobsters.

She also has spent over 30 years studying cancer in order to more thoroughly understand this odd, highly variable disease. In 2004, she wrote The End of Cancer: Seeking A New Understanding To Defeat The Enemy Within, which summarizes and rethinks a century's worth of cancer data for nonscientists.


She lives in Florida with her husband and a whole menagerie of animals that functions as their kids.

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In spite of its partially comic title and tone... April Kirkendoll's slim volume is of real significance. --Advanced Aquarist online magazine

It's a great little book. Its breezy, informal style makes it fun to read and it would be very helpful to anyone that wants to raise these guys. --Martin Moe, author of The Marine Aquarium Handbook

Smashing book, fun to read, and a real inspiration to those who want to try breeding their marine animals. --Today's Fishkeeper magazine

This book is an absolute pleasure to read, and it provides an incredible amount of information in a compact format.. --Aquarium Fish International magazine

--Advanced Aquarist online magazine

This is a book every invertebrate fan should have on the bookshelf. --Practical Fishkeeping magazine ----Practical Fishkeeping magazine

This is a relatively quick, no nonsense type book with lots of humor thrown in to keep the subject both interesting and educational. --Fishlore online magazine ----Fishlore online magazine

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