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  1. 3 points
    -Size: 5" x 3" -Durable -Waterproof -Clean look Only $5 with FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING Orders will be sent out next year, 😂 currently on vacation until Jan. 3rd.
  2. 2 points
    wyzazz

    Whats your favorite

    Hmmmm, I'm sure that didn't sound the way you planned it!
  3. 2 points
    wyzazz

    Sick shrimp?

    As mentioned above, I'm not sure if it's scutariella but it looks close. I'd treat it as almost any other bacterial infection. Quarantine that shrimp and use a salt bath. One TBSP of Aquarium Salt per one cup of tank water, dip the shrimp for 30 seconds. Repeat the next day. That will likely take care of it.
  4. 2 points
    wyzazz

    Help! Want to start a shrimp tank

    Here is another pic of some that I sent out a week or so ago.
  5. 2 points
    oem

    Help! Want to start a shrimp tank

    Hey Conner, I started out about 2 years ago and got tons of help from this site and the members on it. I followed the advice and still lost entire bunches of shrimp before being successful, but I kept on with these critters. I now have several healthy breeding colonies of shrimp and am glad I didn't give up. Yes it can be expensive with losses, but now my grand kids and myself enjoy watching them and looking for variations or culls to remove. They now have tanks in their bedrooms that they can enjoy at home and continue this great hobby. ,,,,,Mike Hi Sandy, Go to the marketplace section and then the search bar and punch in OBET or what ever else you might be looking for. Sort thru the postings and then PM those people to find out if they have any available. The more recent he posting the better chance of finding them as we all fluctuate on our time available on this forum due to life getting in the way. That's what I did when looking for TT's and got responses from everyone.,,,,Mike
  6. 2 points
    Guzztee

    Greetings From West Borneo's

    Hi, Iam Guzz I am not positioned to sell anything here even though I am a supplier of bucephalandra and crypto plants. I just want to establish friendship and exchange information about exotic endemic plants and shrimps in Borneo that has its own beauty. please feel free to inquire or exchange information with me in this forum. or if anyone is planning to visit our island precisely on the western side of the island then I am willing to be a guide for free whatsapp +6285245786959
  7. 2 points
    aotf

    My 10 Gallon Shrimp Tank

    https://www.amazon.com/Adjustable-Splitters-Performance-Terrariums-Hydroponics/dp/B00TA7BTRC/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1515632847&sr=8-16&keywords=air+tubing+valve You'll thank me later
  8. 2 points
    dazalea

    LOW cost shrimp tank

    Like Clownplanted said, you will get things way cheaper online, if you are able to order off ebay thats great. If not then for a bulb, what kind of fixture is it? Do not get the marimo ball, I can send you one for free Just PM me your details if you'd like a free marimo ball 2",Only thing - I am not shipping anything this week due to EXTREME cold weather. For the intake - Another solution is go to the dollar store, get some $1 pantyhose and put it on the intake. Maybe get a bag of sand/substrate with the extra money if you don't have to get a marimo ball or filter intake.
  9. 2 points
    You might want to pick 1 kind of shrimp to start with. The learning curve is easier and less confusing... Neos are the most forgiving to start with. No fancy substrate needed... cheap pool filter sand from the hardware store works great. A cycled sponge filter, and maybe a little heater if you keep the house cold. But some folks don't even use heaters. Maybe some moss... But you should test your water to know what you're working with.
  10. 2 points
    matuva

    Help! Want to start a shrimp tank

    I would not mix Caridina (crystal, blue bee & tangerine) with Neo-Caridina (red cherry). They won't crossbreed as being from different genus, but they do require different water parameters to thrive. As for the green Babaultis (Indian green), it should do fine with the Neo. Crossbreeding for the Caridina can give astonishing offsprings, especially tangerines with crystals which can give you nice taitebees. Crossbreeding Neocaridinas, e.g. red cherries with yellow or chocolate, etc, can be surprising too. It would produce a "wild type" (brown or clear colourless) cherries, but also some funny offsprings. Caridina will not interbreed with Neocaridina, and the green Babaultis will not interbreed with caridina or neo. Consider what said Purplepanda and slow down little padawan, be patient, proceed step by step May the force be with you
  11. 1 point
    chappy6107

    Whats your favorite

    I just laughed out loud reading @Crackhead Johny 's line. Its the little things in life.
  12. 1 point
    Crackhead Johny

    Whats your favorite

    I missed out on 5 wangs for 15$ 2 years ago and still regret it.
  13. 1 point
    dazalea

    MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL & VIDEOS

    Thought I'd share one of my all time favorite shrimp tools I use!
  14. 1 point
    Memphis118

    ADA 60p PRL Shrimp Tank

    This is my first low tech tank that I've done that wasn't using Co2, hopefully all goes well. Equipment: Tank: ADA 60p (17 gallons) Filter: Eheim 2215 with Lily Pipe return and inflow Heater: Hydor 200 watt inline heater Substrate: 8L SL-Aqua Nature Soil Lights: Twinsar 600e with Dimmer Complete Apex monitoring system Parameters PH: 5.8-6 Temp: 69-70 f KH: 0-1 GH: 4 TDS: 81 (still cycling I will up this before shrimps get in) Plants: Christmas Moss Flame Moss Staurogyne repens Fissidens fontanus (coming soon) So far everything has been quite stable, and just waiting for the cycling to finish before I add some PRL Shrimp in this tank.
  15. 1 point
    wyzazz

    Sick shrimp?

    Good eye aotf! Certainly, if they were fighting over food or something. Or that particular shrimp could have gotten it stuck on a rock or piece of driftwood or something. Orange-eyed shrimp aren't the most graceful of creatures, they are blind after all. ;0)
  16. 1 point
    aotf

    Sick shrimp?

    It's hard to tell from the pictures but did one of its antennae get ripped off at the base? I can see what looks like a corresponding antenna on the other side. In that case, the white stuff is dead tissue. Here's some MS Paint to make my point even more confusing:
  17. 1 point
    aotf

    Sick shrimp?

    Pretty sure that's just an OERBT (orange eye royal blue tiger), next to some cherries. I'm guessing Valek is asking about the white nob on the front of its head. Looks like a parasite but I can't say what, doesn't look like scutariella or vorticella, more pics?
  18. 1 point
    manticore

    Royal Blood sakura edition 2.0

    same phenotype (result), completely different way of doing the selection... because genetics are always fun
  19. 1 point
    aotf

    WTB Sl aqua blue wizard

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Salty-Shrimp-GH-110g-Minerals-Trace-Elements-Crystal-Red-Shrimp-CRS-FREE-SHIP/282452042632?hash=item41c3742388:g:JTgAAOSwnHZYQv0q I bought it on Amazon, same vendor, same price. Less convenient than Blue Wizard (I have both) but not by much. It's a trade-off between price and convenience.
  20. 1 point
    aotf

    My 10 Gallon Shrimp Tank

    Good to hear, sounds like the acclimation went well!
  21. 1 point
    vinniemabuna

    Shrimp for sale

    Hi all, I just received some tangerine tigers from Allison, great shipping , communication, and the TT are super and very active , buy with confidence !
  22. 1 point
    WalterJay

    Algae?

    Let us know how it goes!
  23. 1 point
    Stacy1

    The shrimp keepers tool box

    I have just recently ventured into the world of caradina shrimp keeping. I currently have 2 tanks running for them (fixing to set up a 3rd), and have pinto Mischlings in one and red zebras in the other. For those of you that have been in this hobby a while I pose the question: What are your MUST HAVES on hand to be set up for success. I know the basic stuff like a wide variety diet, remineralizer, an ro unit and the like, but I'm looking for things that the beginner might not think about....medications, tank additives, the type of stuff you keep now and wish you had thought about when you first started. So let's hear it. What's in your tool box!
  24. 1 point
    wyzazz

    My 10 Gallon Shrimp Tank

    Looking good my friend!
  25. 1 point
    fireshadow2000

    My 10 Gallon Shrimp Tank

    Here’s my acclimation system if anyone was interested
  26. 1 point
    wyzazz

    Help! Want to start a shrimp tank

    Start with Cherries, as mentioned above. Look locally (Craigslist, Facebook) or here on Shrimpspot to purchase shrimp, in my experience the shrimp you get from other hobbyists are not only cheaper but tend to be pretty hardy. There are a lot of us on here that sell cherries and other shrimp. I keep snails in all my shrimp tanks as well as plants/moss, driftwood & leaf litter. The snails eat leftover food and help to keep the bio-load up, the leaves and driftwood provide a long term food source and grow biofilm, this is the primary food for shrimp. Plants are great for the overall health of your tanks, they remove nitrates and provide shelter and a grazing area for shrimp as well. All Neocaridina will interbreed with each other, and all Caridinia will interbreed with each other. There are some Caridina (Orange Eyed Blue Tigers/OEBT, there may be more that I am not aware of) that can live in Neocaridina water parameters without any issues. This is the best way to keep a mixed tank IMHO.
  27. 1 point
    chappy6107

    Mixing SS GH+ and GH

    check with @bostoneric with discobee. He sells a liquid version gh & kh ( blue wizard & kh builder). I have used these and have very consistent results
  28. 1 point
    thats a solid idea. dont forget to quarantine
  29. 1 point
    dbpelletier

    My 10 Gallon Shrimp Tank

    Tank looks ready for shrimp! Are you using tap water or remineralizing RO? What kind of shrimp are you planning on keeping?
  30. 1 point
    Stacy1

    The shrimp keepers tool box

    Thanks for the post shrimple minded. Great advice
  31. 1 point
    dazalea

    Zebra plecos and shrimp?

    sulawesi shrimp need high ph, and do well in a tank of their own with rabbit snails.
  32. 1 point
    dazalea

    BLUE DREAM RILIS! LIMITED

    If anyone is interested I also have- RKK No Entry 5 for $50 (will send a bonus rkk hino) RKK Panda 6 for $40 The shrimp are all Homebred, juvie size. TDS- 120-140/ PH 6-6.4 / GH 3 /KH 1
  33. 1 point
    Memphis118

    Vinn's Shrimp Journal

    Looking good, can't wait to see them once they are in the tank!
  34. 1 point
    DevinB

    Help with high male ratio tb tank..

    Thanks for the reply dazalea, so that pretty much cements what I thought was happening.. I do have plenty of hiding places in my tank but the only females in the tank still are the 4 originals I received. Looks like I'm going to probably set up one of my spare tanks to be a "fraternity tank" of sorts. I don't plan on breeding to sell, but a "self sustaining" colony would be nice.
  35. 1 point
    DETAquarium

    Vinn's Shrimp Journal

    Welcome Back Vinn! Glad to see you once again.
  36. 1 point
    Memphis118

    ADA 60p PRL Shrimp Tank

    Thanks for the information! As far as the PH goes, I believe online it says that the soil buffers from 5.8 to 6.0 (correct me if I am wrong) in terms of 5.8, I don't think I have anything that is lowering the PH except for the soil. Temperature wise, I thought that 69-70 would be a good range, but I can easily up that to 72-73!
  37. 1 point
    chappy6107

    LOW cost shrimp tank

    see the link for the test kit @ petsmart online https://www.petsmart.com/fish/food-and-care/water-quality-testers/api-freshwater-aquarium-master-test-kit-17465.html?cgid=300118 you will need the ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate kits for determining when the cycle is done.
  38. 1 point
    Hopeful_frank

    LOW cost shrimp tank

    I already know it needs cycled, and I switched the pre filter for sponges, do i have enough to get a test kit. I just finished put in substrate and filter sponges etc, and I'm ready to wait until it's good Sent from my Z981 using Tapatalk
  39. 1 point
    ClownPlanted

    what temp are u keeping shrimps

    72 degrees. Yes using heaters to keep temps stable. Am getting good breeding so figure its working. Shrimp are all about stability. I have CRS, and PRL.
  40. 1 point
    Here's some info I found that may be helpful. I'm working on my "whites" as well... http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum/showthread.php/51885-Related-reasons-for-the-fading-of-Crystal-Red-Shrimps-(CRS)
  41. 1 point
    TheGlassBox

    New to Shrimp Hobby.

    Good advice from all above. Pool filter sand also works great for a cheap inert substrate. Just put it in a bucket, pitcher or bowl and rinse it well to get the dust out. If your cherries have good color they'll look nice on it. And it's cheap! Don't use play sand, it's to dusty and dirty. You'll be rinsing forever...
  42. 1 point
    TheGardenofEder

    My house over 130 shrimp tanks!

    Take a look let me know what you think and if I should do more videos like this comment below.
  43. 1 point
    chappy6107

    New to Shrimp Hobby.

    Hi Hunterad, Welcome to the forum. The answers you are looking for are below. 1. You dont "need" to buy a special product for bacteria 2. Something INERT. do not buy a substrate specifically made for shrimp. I like to use black/brown sand, in just a thin layer. 3. You must cycle your water prior to adding any live fish or shrimp to your tank. In General 4-6 weeks. This will give you time to build up biofilm as well which shrimp feed on. 4. the freshwater API test kit is pretty standard in the hobby. Some people like other kits because of the colors on the chart are easier to read or for other reasons. You will also need a gh test kit, a kh test kit. And most shrimp keepers also have a TDS meter. The things I keep specifically are a TDS meter, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, gh, kh test kits. I prefer to use sponge filters with my shrimp. I suggest if you do not know how to cycle a tank, that you first google "cycling an aquarium" and after reading through the multiple ways of doing this decide how you want to do yours. I use media from an already cycled tank, but in the beginning I used scentless ammonia to dose/feed the bacteria needed. Other than a 30 gallon tank, what all products do you have for setting your tank up?
  44. 1 point
    Wygglz

    Help! Want to start a shrimp tank

    I'm going to add in here to not give up if your tank doesn't succeed on the first try. Losses can be heartbreaking and discouraging. We lost entire colonies. Now our tanks can be relatively neglected but our colonies continue. We have neos and tigers which are relatively easy but there is still a learning curve. Just keep with it and you'll get it.
  45. 1 point
    Sandy

    Help! Want to start a shrimp tank

    A site called Planet Invert has an article about interbreeding. Attached to the article is a chart showing which species can share a tank. I'll try to find a link for you. I've never heard of the European theories, but I'm still learning. I'd like to know more. Good luck w/ your new tank! Here's the link. http://www.planetinverts.com/Will These Shrimp Interbreed.html Here's a more exhaustive compatibility chart; http://www.planetinverts.com/ShrimpBreedingChart.pdf
  46. 1 point
    Revaria

    Help! Want to start a shrimp tank

    I believe all the cardinas can breed together the crystal reds and crystal blacks definitely will along with anything that shares the same scientific name. And there was a post earlier this week where members were discussing keeping different colored shrimp together here on the forum as well. Apparently thats what they do in Europe, which may or may not be good, but they usually are like a decade ahead of us in the hobby in Europe. I didn't look into it enough to find out.
  47. 1 point
    mayphly

    Aura Pinto

    Here's a brief update on this aura x pinto project. These guys are about 6 months old now and are from the 5th/6th generation. I have about 4 of these from the last batch and have moved them to their own tank. To be continued.....
  48. 1 point
    nicpapa

    shrimp Tanks

    Heres a video update of tanks Its 100lt tanks , one pair ancistrus, and a lot of babies 100-150. I had 20rummys , but after i left for 1.5 month i found only four. Filter is fluval 206, light 21watt osram 865, no co2 , and ferts when i saw something wrong. There is a lot of bba, but it look great to this tank,and dont do anything . Shrimp tanks , rcs , snowball, orange. neocaridina Light is 28 watt for 3 tanks. Diy ferts, co2 difuse in hang on filters. In rcs tank temp is very low , thats why the green algae on leaves temp is 18c. The 180lt nature style Light is 2 x 39watt osram, and one red. Filter 2 ecco pro 2036 , and co2 cerge reactor. Fert diy , ~ Ei . 100 lt sulawesi tank . Light 21 watt, use salty shrimp mineral 7.5. Shrimps are 200++. Last four tanks. First tank topaz blue shrimps, light is 7watt led the cheap one for home , co2 difuse in hang on filter, no ferts, water ro , tap and mineral. The other 2 crs tanks,light is 18watt t8 for both tanks, in one there is co2, in the left there are 7 otos , trying for breeding, and here ro mineral, and no ferts. The last one with neo yellow, light is again cheap 5w led, no ferts , cos difuse in fillter ,water ro -tap and minerals.
  49. 1 point
    Shrimpie

    Nicest looking moss for shrimp tank?

    Here is a photo of the mini pellia in my tank. 22 gal Mr. Aqua - I keep it pretty plain with only the mini pellia some cholla wood, amber cones - using a corner HMF, a tower block filter on the other side and also a Eheim 2213. I like lots of filtration. Love this tank - easy maintenance. I asked Han if he could put some of the mini pellia on his stainless steel shrimp cave - 5 piece - Did not know how well it would grow. Well - as you can see, I actually need to trim it back some - it has grown so well.
  50. 1 point
    High5's

    Dead shrimp after Bacter AE

    I doubt it was the Bacter AE. Adding 60 shrimp to a 10 gallon is more likely the problem and may have cause the tank to spike.
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