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    CRS with red eyes!

    This looks like a tiger hybrid to me, not a PRL. But I am no expert. Pretty shrimp though
  2. I am so sorry. I agree, the safest is to start over.
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    Name that pleco.

    Thanks for trying. Very pretty
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    Any left?
  5. Hi Shrimpers I set up a tank with black sand labeled for aquarium and reptile use. Bought from a LFS that sells shrimp. They say they use it in their shrimp tanks. The tank is cycled so I moved tank to it’s permanent place. After moving tank I added a magnetic glass cleaner. Low and behold some black substrate is now on the magnet. Clearly there is some iron in substrate. If I had not added the magnet I would not have had any idea. Do you think this is/will be a problem? Planning for Buce/ mosses. All water parameters are otherwise where I want them. Half of me says ignorance was bliss...but now I’m concerned. I called the fish store, told them this is for some rather uncommon shrimp and the owner told his employee that it’s on me what I choose to do.... what BS! But that can be for a rant of a different time. In Neo tanks that I have had well planted with some laterite mixed in substrate and it wasn’t an issue.... I may be answering my own question, but seeking some input from the forum. Thanks All
  6. Love the red spots. Interesting. Wonder if clear areas will remain.
  7. Anyone have experience with solar powered pond pumps? I need one for outdoor water feature and also for a backup for my pond. Reading many varying reviews so thought I’d ask here. Hope that ok...
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    Baby aura blue tigers

    Very, very pretty! Are these your babies or did you buy them?
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    Questions about one of my ghost shrimp

    Actually this whitish milky tail could be a bacterial infection. Anyone else like to chime in?...@Chappy
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    Questions about one of my ghost shrimp

    When she is ready she will move her eggs to her swimmerets. My Amano,s do all the time in my plant tanks. No babies cause I don’t keep brackish tanks. Go to the archives as at least one shrimper has successfully raised Amano shrimp.
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    Questions about one of my ghost shrimp

    Welcome BlakeWiles to the ShrimpSpot. the small circular cluster in the segment behind her head, is what shrimpers refer to as a saddle. It where the eggs are stored before fertilization. Like an ovary. So looks like you have a mature female. I have not kept ghost shrimp before but I think they require a brackish environment to hatch.
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    AuraTi questions

    Really beautiful patterns JonRon. I have a hybrid black tiger/pinto tank that throws similar rusty red/brown patterns. I call these my root beers. Some have red/white tiger patterns while others black/white bands. The F2 and beyond get truly bright red. I’m starting to separate out the reds into their own tank. The blue babies end up extreme BKK to pinto patterns. I love the beautiful patterns that come out of this tank. Some of the f1 moms are not the prettiest as far as opacity, but they throw pretty babies. A couple of the red babies have bright red squiggly Lines on their heads. Can’t wait to see how your colony matures. Shrimp Rock!
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    Sulawesi shrimp varieties!

    When do they arrive. Do I have time to cycle a tank?
  14. hi all I have a Micmol aqua air light on a 10 gallon tank. I am wondering what settings would be best. I have wave moss, mini moss, fissendens "fox", short and narrow java fern, and a red moss "callagossa becarri. The tank has been set up about 4 months. After it cycled I added 2 panda loaches until I decided which shrimp I wanted. Its quite bright on the factory settings and was great to cycle the tank with, but I think its too much light for the plants and it seems too be a bit much for the shrimp as they hide when it comes on. Any suggestions would be much appreciated Thanks
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    Hallo from Italia

    Welcome to TSS. Lots of help and enthusiasm for shrimpies here
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    justme's shrimp story

    Beautiful tanks. Welcome to TSS
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    Newbie from New Jersey!

    Welcome to the shrimpspot. There are lots of friendly shrimp fanatics here with lots of experience.
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    Help with identifying please?

    Very pretty shrimp
  19. Sorry for you losses. Unfortunately I know how that feels....are you back up and shrimping again.
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    Cinnamon sticks

    Hi all I had an issue in one tank a month or so ago with the death of some sub adults and first time berried tiger hybrids. They were eating and active then got slightly whitish bodies. I thought it was a molting issue until a berried one died. It was probably a bacterial infection. Did water changes/water testing with no real answer, as water parmeters were fine. I have lots of leaf litter in tank. I have not had any new deaths. I was reading that cinnamon sticks have antiviral/antibacterial properties and that the shrimp enjoy eating them. Anyone use them? I ordered more guava leaves. I also read that Glasgarten beta GLucan prevents “milky body” in shrimp.
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    Cinnamon sticks

    Thanks. I got organic cinnamon stocks boiled them about 15 minutes. The shrimp really seem to like them.
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    Cinnamon sticks

    I wondered if maybe my leaves and cones were old and no longer having their antimicrobial effect
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    Welcome to TSS
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    Shrimp Pimp Daily Feeder

    Thank you for the Shrimp Pimp food. My shrimp really attacked it. As it softens you can see the pieces of veggies/greens which the shrimp were fighting over. I have fed a couple times and shrimp had same enthusiasm. I love that you are researching ingredients and local sourcing. Good job I will order more in future
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    Increasing shrimplet survival rate

    I am a big fan of leaf litter! It provides hiding spots, biofilm and health benefits. I bought the shrimp pack and pleco pack from Tannin aquatics, a member here, I love the natural look and my shrimpies love it. I also bought mulberry powder from wyzazz and my shrimpies love it. Water parameters stability is the key. I am not sure but is temperature too high? I keep my tanks at or below 70. Just a thought. It's very easy to overdose the powdered foods, if shrimp are busy and you have biofilm you may not have to feed daily, even with babies.