Jump to content

Ron Kalman

  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Feedback


About Ron Kalman

  • Rank

Profile Information

  • Location
    Costa Rica
  • Inverts You Keep
    RKK, Wild Tigers, Mischlings, Tibees. Atyas, Microbrachium, Potimirin.
  1. Ron Kalman

    ADA Amazonia vs Fluval Stratum

    I know this is been years now, But what happen? Lol besides the other options for substrates Controsoil and Brightwell. Did your test with the ADA and Fluval had any beneficial output did the Fluval Stratum give you a solid PH reading how long did it last and how low did you get the PH with both substrates. I am using Fluval so I interested on the output of this test. All the world is against this substrate and is making me think I should change it. Thank in advance if you have any information save from this test.
  2. Ron Kalman

    Aura Pinto

    Awesome shrimp's beautiful Blue's, The female you use for this cross is a Tibee from a Snow White with Aura Blue is that correct? It does not look like a normal Aura Blue is been cross once right? they don't have a line on the back normally. interesting cross love the blue's.
  3. In Caridina who carries the Genotype the Male or the Female? Base on selected breeding you will select the best male and breed him to multiple females. Culling base on Phenotype looking for color etc etc, or what you want, you select the best male and females and remove the rest. Who has the strongest genetics to carries the Genotype that will produce the linage you are trying to follow the male or the female? Thank you in advance.
  4. Ron Kalman

    Amano Shrimp Larva

    Yes really good algae cleaners, they eat all types of algae's, the variety is unknown the only records of this shrimp is from Brazil but they are different they are Potimirin, Potimirin, Glabra is from the family of the Atya different specie. And still this one I got is totally different from the one on this site below. they have reported two varieties Potimirin, Potimirin and Potimirin Brasiliana. http://www.planetainvertebrados.com.br/index.asp?pagina=especies_ver&id_categoria=24&id_subcategoria=19&com=1&id=162&local=2 They are longevity shrimp I have several Potimirin that they are 8 years old. and still alive and reproducing larva. I seen this shrimp for sale as Amano in the states they are available on the rivers that meet the coast in Florida. What Salinity do you use to start the Larva do you start at 1.025 SG and then lower to SG 1.020 and start lowering the salinity as they mature? I have to do this for this specie 3 level salinity's. I see you are trying right know with SG 1.017. Another question what do you feed them, besides the algae built up on the glass from the light. I only get 25 % survival rate. I started a batch of around 200 larva's and will end with only 30 or less top survival. Need to get the salinity's levels right need to perfection the technique still working on this I see you have thousands now wow. I have try adding the larva at SG 1.025 for the entire cycle and fail and add to adjust the salinity to three level in a period of 10 to 15 days laps to get more survival. Any tips will be appreciated.
  5. Ron Kalman

    Amano Shrimp Larva

    Hi I got a shrimp specie that only reproduces on brackish water like the Amano and been breeding them using the same Technic. They are call Potimirin. looks like Amano but they are from Costa Rica and have red color and blue with red spots. But most of them looks like the one on the picture below. Like your project great work I have not been able to succeed without people like you experimenting years back and sharing knowledge about the process. Thank you.
  6. Ron Kalman

    Cross Breeding Question

    I have been asking this same question around for months now. And all I can find is that most of the people breading shrimp are just mixing multiple colonies together or adding females to other colonies. Or selected breading a female to a male. And there is not control of the gene pool I guess because of the origin of the same cannot tell what is recessive or what is X and what is Y so the only thing to work with is the phenotype. And work from there.
  7. Ron Kalman

    Stardust Shrimp breeding project

    Not a doubt, Grant has really cool shrimps. But keep us updated with your project.
  8. Ron Kalman

    Stardust Shrimp breeding project

    Any updates on the Stardust pictures. Following thinking of getting some.
  9. Ron Kalman

    OEBT x BB TB Results

    Hi, New to the group I just read all the post, Awesome shrimps, Question did you get better results from the Female Tibee or the female TB x Male Tibee. For the Zebra pattern. Post pictures of the F6 or which generation you have by now. Nice project.
  10. Ron Kalman

    The Journals of ThegardenofEder

    Nice post Grant love your Shrimp. Nice Pictures.