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    I don't believe it. Gold fish would decimate all the shrimps Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
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    ADA 60p PRL Shrimp Tank

    Updated tank as of 5/21
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    Post Your Shrimp Pics

    I received these guys a few months ago as "cheetahs". They were home bred but, appear to be some wild type of shrimp. They look similar to a type of breviata which is pictured on page 82 in "Wildshrimp China Special" magazine. However, this one has a longer rostrum than the one pictured in the book.
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    let me start by saying I am very new to the shrimp hobby and have had very small success with breeding shrimp. but I work at a local fish store, and a lady came in today looking to donate 6 gallon size zip lock bags of java moss. she said it was just half of what she had and she needed to get rid of it because it was growing too fast. she also commented on how fast her shrimp were breeding. she told me she had green jades, blue dreams, cherries, yellows and oranges in different "grades" all breeding in the same 90 gallon tank with gold fish. I asked her what the babies look like (assuming they would be cross breeding and breeding out the color) and she told me they were breeding pure and she has around 5000 total shrimp. I asked her how long she had been breeding that group and she said that the tank has only been set up for about a year, and she started with 4 shrimp. I immediately asked her what she was doing special with her tank to make her shrimp breed that quickly, but she refused to tell me, saying it was a secret. All i could get out of her is that she uses a human grade water filter that has carbon ceramic and silver to ionize the water. do you guys think shes full of it? or is there some magic way to get shrimp to reproduce that quickly that I haven't caught on to yet.
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    Raccoon tiger shrimp for sale

    10 raccoon tigers $120 shipped homebred 150 TDs 5 gh 0 kh 6.2 ph
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    7.5G Bee Tank

    Could also be rhabdocoela. They are small white flatworms that feed of detritus and are of no harm to baby shrimps like planaria. I constantly see them in my tanks along with detritus worms and daphnia. Overfeeding is usually the culprit. They are helping to clean up your mess. Just use a jeweler's loop or magnifying glass to positively i.d. them.
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    Creating a weekly feeding schedule

    Hi @cdaJiv. I focused my feeding schedule around alternating between powdered foods and pellet/solid foods throughout the week. This is my feeding schedule: - Sunday: Shrimp King Complete - Monday: Shrimp King Protein - Tuesday: Bacter AE - Wednesday: Shrimp King Mineral - Thursday: Shrimp Baby - Friday: Frozen Bloodworms - Saturday: Betaglucan I've only used these foods, so I can't give much of an opinion on the other foods you're planning to use, but so far this schedule has been working for me. I believe the most important nutrients for a shrimp feeding schedule are some sort of protein food, a mineral food and powdered food. Protein is needed for the females because they use up a lot of protein when they're making eggs. Minerals are needed to promote healthy molting (most of my shrimp deaths seem to be due to failed molts so I feel this is the most important IMO). Powdered foods are essential to ensure that babies are able to get the adequate nutrition needed for optimal growth since it may be harder for them to get to pellet foods that're swarmed by the adults. I chose the Shrimp King foods simply because Rob from Flip Aquatics recommends it and uses it for all of his shrimps. I learned about 90% of what I know about shrimp keeping/breeding from him through his Youtube channel and have been successful, so I followed his advice on foods as well. Bacter AE IMO is the best food you can feed your shrimps if you could only choose one food because it provides the shrimps with their natural food source and it spreads around the tank so even the babies can get some. I like the Shrimp Baby just to ensure that the babies are getting enough protein in their diet. As for the bloodworms, I've heard mixed opinions about using it, but decided to try it because I had a bunch left over from when I used to keep more fish. My shrimp LOVE it so I feed some to them once a week as a sort of treat, then follow it up with betaglucan to keep their immune systems as healthy and efficient as possible. I only feed once a day because I tend to overfeed and I don't want to pollute my tank too much, but I've heard that feeding multiple times in smaller quantities throughout the day is best. The fact that you have berried females must mean that you're doing something right with their feeding though! Again, this is all my opinion based on experience and what I've heard from other more experienced shrimp keepers. Hope this helps and good luck with your shrimp keeping!
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    You would have a easier time reaching him through face book groups, since hes on there a lot more. As far as your question goes, using the 3 products you listed above should be fine. I use them in conjunction with no issues. Normally its about 1 pump = 1 ML.....per GH point... but that's a rough estimation. I've heard some people say it's different from bottle to bottle. Most gauge it off of TDS.... pump enough to get to around 100-110 TDS which should be about 4-5 GH
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    Mosquito and Mosquito Larvae

    the best advice that I was ever given was that if a fish can fit it in their mouth, then they will eat it. that said some fish are known predators of shrimp and more so of shrimplets to be specific such as tetras. even celestial pearl danios will go after the shrimplets. I have read many times about bettas living peacefully with shrimp and I have heard many times about a betta decimating a shrimp colony. I think it would just be based on the bettas personality really. I only keep oto's with my shrimp
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    TT x TB (crossbreeding question)

    It depends on what your goal is. Breeding to TB would create taitibee/pintos (spotted head, belly, and zebra). Breeding back to cbs/siblings would give you more tibee with more coloration and less orange/yellowish tinge. Over many generations creating Fancy Tigers. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
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    Ron Kalman

    The Journals of ThegardenofEder

    Nice post Grant love your Shrimp. Nice Pictures.
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    Raccoon tiger shrimp for sale

    Hello, I have never seen these shrimp before. Are they a caridina? I'm just trying to figure out if they will cross breed with BKK, Wine Reds, and Blue bolts. Thanks! Nathan
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    Water behind HMF

    Nope, it's fine. You can put a bit of Pothos back there if you want to, I do this in some of my larger tanks but otherwise, you can leave it be.
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    Kinda funny, my guess is they are scared of the fish. I bet if they peacefully cohabitate for a while they will get used to the tetras and roam about a bit more. Once the plants fill out everyone should feel more comfortable.
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    Thought I'd share one of my all time favorite shrimp tools I use!
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    Hi Shrimp People! Well I'm a few videos in and here is a Shrimp and Music Video I uploaded last night-
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    Amazing job Dani! Can't wait for the next installment! ?
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    +1 to tank room tour! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Thank you so much!!
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    For sure! I will make one very soon!
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    Big Blue Frog


    I enjoyed your video very much.You were on point with sharing your experience and info. PS got any more of those great Blue Bolts you had a month or 2 ago.
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    Awesome work Dani!!! I always find it funny to hear a voice after only reading text from somebody! Keep it up and I think we all want to see a fishroom tour next! The gifs were cracking me up, I think there is a way to do it so you can still be heard talking over them... What editor do you use?
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    Much more entertaining than most all of the BS "shrimp experts" on youtube!! Keep it up!!
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    Soothing nailed it, but I want to take a shot at an explanation. Bee shrimp seem to have a "gene" that makes them have "red stripes" or "black stripes". This means that it tends to follow your typical classroom Punnett Square You can predict the outcome of a generation pretty reliably and determine if a gene is recessive or dominant based on your breeding outcome. You only get a new type when a random mutation is thrown into the mix. Example: One tulip in a field may suddenly be red instead of yellow. A farmer would select that one and reproduce it. You can get a unique new hybrid when you mix two of them because you are putting two unique genes together. Example: If you hybridize two plants, you are going to get a pretty reliable result. Every time you cross spearmint x watermint = peppermint. Neo shrimp have all colors in their shell. They are selectively bred for stronger expression of a particular color or mix of color. You breed a few of them and then pick the ones that look best. Then you breed them again, and pick the ones that match your desired trait. There are "genes" involved, but you aren't looking for mutations. You are trying to get the right alignment of existing genes to get the result you want. Example: If you keep breeding for bigger and bigger horses, in a few generations you can have a Clydesdale. If you breed neos together, their phenotypic traits tend to cancel out. This is because those "aligned genes" are now mixed up again. This means that crossing them makes them look wild. Example: If you breed a great dane with a jack russell, you don't get a big dog with tiny legs. You just get a medium sized dog that looks a lot closer to a wolf than either parent. The jack russell doesn't have a mutation for tiny legs, a mutation for a tiny head, and a mutation for a short tail. The jack russell just has a few genes activated that make her smaller overall. The great dane has those same genes activated in the opposite way. When you mix them, they just cancel each other out and revert to normal.