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  2. I see this posting is old but any chance you still have some purple, magenta or pink, and blue mystery snails to sell?
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  4. Thanks for those. And hoping your son makes a quick recovery.
  5. Green jades can have the golden backline but emeralds dont really seem to have them. Emeralds are more painted with the thicker shells and because of it some of them will turn blue or black in color.
  6. I'm going to have to figure something else out with the green emeralds. Sorry everyone for the wait had a scare with my son having an allergic reaction. Havent had time for pics.
  7. JSak


    Awesome! Thanks! I'll keep any eye out if they put up any auctions for them.
  8. I’m interested in the Green jades or emeralds as well. We just want a few shrimp that are without a doubt green. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I got mine from seller Davidii on Aquabid and have been very happy with them.
  10. I've read that when ghost shrimp turn a whitish color they are about to die? Does this guy look sick?? Hes very actively constantly swimming around the tank and actively eating g
  11. Hate to ask for photos but could you please give me an idea of the difference between your jades and emeralds? I've seen lots of varying quality out there and have been looking for them. Thanks in advance.
  12. Looking for orange eye royal blue tigers and was wondering if anyone here is or knows someone who’s selling. Thanks!
  13. Sipaboy


    Oops the posting doubled. My apologies
  14. Sipaboy


    Looking for quality PRL. I’m located in SF Bay Area. Just coming back to the shrimp hobby. Any help is much appreciated.
  15. Sipaboy


    Looking for quality PRL. I’m located in SF Bay Area. Just coming back to the shrimp hobby. Any help is much appreciated.
  16. I'll take some pics tomorrow but they are not very photogenic in my ponds. Every snowball looks the same maybe Google or searching the forums you'll be able to see what they look like.
  17. I only keep fire and painted in my colony so cherry and cull is the same grade to me
  18. Thanks yeah, I’ll try to be a bit more patient. A week does seem pretty quick. Patience isn’t always must front suit, but I’m trying to take my time with this one. My lfs is pretty good and knowledgeable. He gets in a ton of specialized fish and inverts. He even has about a half dozen or more different kinds of shrimp. But, it’s still a store, so of course things can’t be as good of quality as a dedicated hobbyist. Of course living in Wi in January might limit my options for getting things shipped to me for awhile?
  19. Tbh, a week is probably pushing it but I'll check the water parameters daily for about a week leading up to introducing the shrimp just to make sure there aren't any spikes in ammonia, nitrate or nitrite. I think that the longer you cycle a tank the better your chances are of new shrimp surviving acclimation, and they'll most likely be healthier in the long run. I'd prefer, and recommend, to let a tank cycle for at least a couple of weeks, but patience can still be pretty difficult for me even after keeping shrimp for so long 😅 however, I do a lot of prep work when I'm setting up a shrimp tank, so that may be why I haven't had any issues (so far) with introducing shrimp after cycling for only a week. I also monitor the shrimp and water parameters pretty closely after introducing the shrimp, so it'd probably be less work and worry to let the tank cycle for longer, especially if you're just getting into shrimp. Looks awesome! That's a good idea as well. It wouldn't hurt to just test the tank out with a few so that if anything happens it's not like you spent a lot of money on the shrimp and it'll allow you to assess the quality of the shrimp from your lfs. I've gone away from buying from shrimp from lfs because I've seen too many times where they end up showing signs of disease or parasites after I bought them due to the stress of going to a new tank, but whenever I try a new source I always like to start with a small order to assess their quality before committing to them as one of my go-to shrimp sources. Not saying your lfs is like that, but I tend to find that most lfs don't necessarily always know how to take care of shrimp and treat them like fish. Just something to keep in mind. Good luck!
  20. Thanks for the tips. I’m surprised to hear that a week isn’t too soon. I did add plants, rocks and driftwood from established tanks, so hopefully I’ll get a jump start on the biofilm. My local lfs actually has some blue dreams, so maybe in a week or so (with dosing) I’ll get one as a test subject before getting a whole population. Attached is a pic of my setup.
  21. Thanks for the tips. I’m surprised to hear that a week isn’t too soon. I did add plants, rocks and driftwood from established tanks, so hopefully I’ll get a jump start on the biofilm. My local lfs actually has some blue dreams, so maybe in a week or so (with dosing) I’ll get one as a test subject before getting a whole population. Attached is a pic of my setup.
  22. Hi! I’m getting a tank from a local hobbyist tomorrow along with the plants, shrimp and filters. I obviously won’t have time to let it cycle when I bring it home and set it up. I’ll be changing gravel and cleaning it before putting plants and shrimp back in. I don’t have any aquarium that is both big enough and safe to put the shrimp in until the tank cycles. My question is can I bring the tank in, change gravel. Pull water from an established aquarium to put in it before shrimp go in? I have a turtle tank that is well established and had about a 25% water change a couple days ago. I was thinking to pull the water from this tank to move to new shrimp tank.
  23. Hi @OhKay13! From the pictures the shrimp look fine to me so it might be hard to tell without looking at them in person or without comparing a before and after picture, but from my experience once you get the first batch of shrimplets that successfully hatch, you're more or less in the "safe zone". By that I mean that when I get in new shrimp I don't feel too confident that they'll be okay in my tank until I at least start seeing breeding activity. If the eggs are able to successfully hatch I assume that the tank environment is optimal for them to be able to reproduce so I know more or less that I can breathe a little easier and not worry about if they're doing well or not. One thing I've noticed is that even after a few months of having my shrimp (most of which I got around September and October as well) they've been continuing to change colors, and my thought is that it takes them some time to adjust to a new environment and as they acclimate, they begin to show more and more of their "true" colors. For example, when you first receive new shrimp they're stressed and as a result appear less colorful, but once they acclimate most of their color back. My theory is that they don't fully obtain their full color until they're completely acclimated to their environment, which may take a little while depending on tank parameters, how closely they match the person you bought them from, shipping methods, etc. I have some purple nanacy pintos that were purple with white stripes for the past several months and then within the past week or 2 some started showing deep blue coloration where the white stripes are, which was a very unexpected, but exciting, surprise. The point you bring up about the possibility that the color change could be due to aging is also plausible. I've noticed that especially with neos that have the more translucent bodies, you can differentiate individual shrimp by age by looking at their size and coloration. Naturally as animals and humans get older, their biological processes don't work as well as they did when they were younger. In general, with age health will also decline, and the changes in the pigmentation could be a result of the decline in health of the tissue/shell. It doesn't necessarily mean the shrimp is unhealthy or diseased though. If you think of a young adult dog compared to an older dog, the younger dog will have a healthier and more vibrant coat compared to an older dog, in general, simply because of the aging process. Sorry for the long post, but I think the main point is that since your colony and the individual shrimp appear to be healthy, are eating normally, aren't exhibiting any unusual behavior, and the water parameters are normal, you shouldn't have to worry too much about it, but it may be something you could keep tabs on if you're concerned. Hope this helps!
  24. Sounds like you have the right ideas and I completely agree with Ohkay13. IMO the hardest part of shrimp keeping (even for myself to this day) is patience, but if you can manage to take your time and do things right you'll have less deaths when introducing shrimp, healthier shrimp in the long run, and they may even breed sooner and produce more babies than if you were to rush and put them in before the tank's ready. I just watched a recent stream from Aquarium Co-op discussing shrimp keeping and I liked that Cory used the phrase "seasoned aquarium" rather than "cycled aquarium" with shrimp. A seasoned aquarium means that not only are the filters cycled, but the tank has lots of biofilm, algae, etc. that give the shrimp natural food to graze on, which seems to make a bigger difference than I initially thought when introducing shrimp to a tank. Personally, when I first set up a new shrimp tank I'll add snails and lots of plants, and dose with Fluval Bioenhancer for at least a week (but preferably as long as possible) prior to introducing shrimp. I'm not too familiar with Seachem Stability, but I'm sure the cycling/bacteria solutions are fairly similar between brands. I've also heard that Fluorite soils are great for neocaridina shrimp. Adding fish prior to the shrimp should definitely help to speed the cycling process up, and if I had extra fish I'd probably do the same for each new shrimp tank.
  25. Yeah, that’s what I was kinda thinking. It also gives the tank a chance to start forming a biofilm for them to eat. I may add stability and a few endlers to go along with my nerite snail to cycle it and then remove them once it’s established to add the shrimp.
  26. Ill keep it in mind wyazzz. Grand do you have cherrri culls pic vs cherries regular?
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