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    Taiwan Bees, Orange Pumpkins, Yellow Sakuras, Mini Golden Rabbit Snails, Malaysian Trumpet Snails

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  1. Glad to say that the babies are 16 days old now and at least 20 have survived. Most I've counted was 22. I've been feeding about a half a pinky nail size amount of dry powder food every 2nd day and I've been doing non stop drip water changes of about 5-10% per day(1-2 gallons) by dripping water from an airline hose. It may be overkill but it's working a lot better than last round of babies which only 1 survived by this point.
  2. I don't know I'm a noob but my neos are saddling and berrying. I'm expecting 2 of them to hatch within the next week. And my caridina just gave birth about 10 days ago. If I had to make a wild guess I would have thought temperature and sunlight hour change would be the trigger for spawning before barometric pressure. Then again that's just a wild guess. Forgive me but I'm not understanding how barometric pressure affects underwater pressure. Can anyone break it down for me? Also I watched your video on the topic last night @Shrimp Life 👍
  3. I ended up rehomed the rabbits temporarily to their own heated tank. and my taiwan bees had babies! They are 9 days old now and I counted 19 this morning while the lights are off. yay!
  4. So after falling in love with these mini rabbit snails and reading up about them I think I want to turn that empty 10 gallon tank into a sulawesi tank. I have a few varieties of sulawesi available to me through SKA shrimps. I don't know they seem easier than taiwan bees? I see lots of folks use inert substrates but what about something like seachem onyx which is said to raise kh or a cichlid substrate which keeps pH high? are those overkill? Will they alter gh and kh too much? My neo tank is pH 7.6 up from 7.1 with flourite black substrate. I know they claim it doesn't alter params but it certainly does. I'll have to do some testing to determine whether it alters gh or kh.
  5. Again lots of updates. It's been a while since I posted. My caridina shrimps stopped dying. woohoo! 2 of my original shrimps are still alive and the only baby that has survived to adulthood is now berried. *fingers crossed* Lets hope this can re-establish a colony. I also set up some proper shelves in my basement, transferred the 20 longs to the shelves and swapped out the amazonia light for more flourite black because I don't have the confidence to set up another caridina tank just yet. I cycled the neo tank with malaysian trumpet snails and it seemed to work like a charm. Those things are bullet proof. A couple weeks ago I bought 10 yellow neos from a lfs. They were infected with scutariella japonica which I didn't notice until I got home so I quickly did some research and I been salt dipping them as I spot any and checking for molts several times a day. I think I have eradicated it but I'll be keeping a close eye. Also added 8 orange neos and 4 mini rabbit snails which will be separated at a later date(once the other 20 cycles). I'm considering setting up of the spare empty tanks and heat it for the mini rabbits. They are super cool!!! I've been really taking a liking to snails lately. Things are coming along slowly but surely. I got a little portion of this cool floating moss from the lfs. I never seen it before and have no clue the name.
  6. Good news is that my shrimps have stopped dying. i stopped adding magic powder. Could that be the cause?
  7. No video showed up, the link didn't work. I found a video on Marks Shrimp Tanks channel. I did a 3% h202 treatment last night and all seems well. I went slightly lower than his suggested dose to be safe. I put 1 mL per gallon.
  8. I had never dosed any medication into the tank. Could there be some kind of bad bacteria or viral pathogen in the tank left over from the cherry barbs? Should I maybe try a H202 dose into the water column? What about immune products like glassgarten betaglucan + immunglobulin type product? So many products out there for shrimp I never know what is necessary vs what is snake oil. I've tried to stick to the bare essentials. Anything you would recommend that may increase my success?
  9. Thanks again for the help wyzazz. You are my savior here . The tank has been running for 6 or 7 years. I had cherry barbs in there for 6 years and over the course of the past year they all slowly died off of old age. Once they were all dead I swapped out the substrate on Aug 25. I got shrimps on Sept 22. The substrate is Tropica Aquarium Soil. I am feeding both SL Aqua Baby Shrimp Food and SL Aqua Magic Powder. Very little because there are so few shrimps. I put the spoon into the baby shrimp food and dump it back in the bottle then flick off the dust from the spoon into the aquarium. I do this twice a day. I do pretty much same with the Magic Powder but only once every 3-4 days. I am using a HOB filter that I was using for the cherry barbs which I modified by putting a breeder sponge on the intake once I decided on shrimp. I will work on slowly removing the filter media over the next couple weeks as to not kill off a large percentage of my beneficial bacteria and shut the HOB down. I just got home from Petsmart. I bought a Nutrafin Nitrate test kit and the color barely changed. It's under 5 ppm. parameters are currently: pH 5.5 GH 5 KH 0 Ammonia 0 Nitrite ? Nitrate < 5ppm temp 70-74 normally no more than 2 degrees change in a day.
  10. Hi wyzazz thank you for your help. Last I checked my Ammonia and Nitrite were 0 but I'm not sure about nitrate levels. I am about to run some errands so I'll pick up a test kit on my travels. My temp is 72 average. Never dipping lower than 70 or higher than 74. Pictures coming right up!
  11. Everything was good for a week or so but I've lost a few more over the past week now. Seems like one death every other day. My gh, kh and temperature all seems to be on point. I'm down to 3 adults + however many babies are in there. Most I have spotted was 10 babies at once. Also I've spotted some planaria in the tank. There aren't many, they are far and few between but could this be a contributing factor to the shrimp deaths? I bought a planaria trap at my LFS but hadn't caught a single planaria in a few days. So I ordered planaria zero it's in the mail.
  12. Hi Shrimp Life! Great channel. I'm subbed and have watched all of your videos. Keep on keepin on! 👍
  13. Lots of updates in the past week. Baby shrimps seem to be doing good. I've spotted 1 black shrimp. I didn't know this was possible to have black and red in the same clutch? Or else it's a very dark red and my eyes are playing tricks. Possibly a mischling? Can anyone explain how the genetics work or link me to a read about that? bad news is, I lost 2 more shrimp this week and I'm down to 4 adults. It's very discouraging. One looked like it was having trouble molting. I watched it die over the course of about a half hour. It was trying to flex it's shell at the top middle of the back where it usually splits. Then she laid on the substrate and did a twitchy jump every few minutes looking like it was trying to hulk out of it's shell. I'm still a total noob though so I don't really know. Does this sound like molting problem? Also I spotted a few planaria and woke up to a dead shrimp yesterday. Could the planaria be the cause of the deaths? I ordered Planaria Zero medication but it could take up to a month to arrive. Other than that I'm not really sure what's happening because my GH is now ideal. Thanks for reading.
  14. Good point @wyzazz. I'll just buy some gh+kh and play it safe. I already have the ro unit so minuswhale.
  15. Hi I am looking to set up a neocaridina tank and have a question about water parameters. When I make a 3/4 tap and 1/4 ro mix my parameters are pH 7.5, 161 ppm, 7 GH, 2-4 KH. (I had to use a test strip for the KH so it wasn't a very accurate reading but it's somewhere between 2-4). This seems to fall in acceptable range for neocaridina. Is there any benefit to making my own mix with ro water and SALTY SHRIMP Shrimp Mineral GH/KH+ or should I just use dechlorinated tap and ro mix? I already have the ro unit.
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