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Baby Yabbies

Discussion in 'Diet and Feeding' started by allthingslife42, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. allthingslife42

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    Hi,

    I recently have had yabbies mate and have taken the last 6 remaining babies off of the mothers tail.
    They are just laying on their sides, still moving but not swimming or walking.
    I have algae in there for food and the algae is fine I harvested it from the fish pond.

    Have I removed them from their mother too soon and if so will the babies perish?

    Thanks
     
  2. Aussiepride83

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    You shouldn't manually remove them from the mother. They remain attached to their mother for up to 3 weeks. During this time they moult several times. It's likely they won't survive due to being injured by you handling them. They are extremely fragile.
    The baby yabbies eventually disperse on their own once they are ready.
     
  3. Craig

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    You should always leave the baby yabbies until they leave their mother by themselves. They don't usually survive if they are removed from the mother.
     
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  4. allthingslife42

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    Bugger, I should have followed my gut instinct. Thanks guys, I appreciate the help, hope they survive. If they do, I shall post pics.
     
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