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    Blue velvet, supreme reds, orange poso snail, tiger shrimp w/ orange eyes, and a lone tangerine tiger.

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  1. follow up question, seems like muscular necrosis can't be treated, at least not reliably or without having to resort to using broad spectrum antibiotics. If let's say the shrimp are fine in isolation for another month, at what point do you write it off as the shrimp is actually fine and not diseased? I've read that once the entire abdomen is milky the shrimp is just waiting to die, but is there any chance of recovery?
  2. Hi all, I have an unheated 2.5 gallon tank with 11 blue dream shrimp. I noticed 1-2 shrimp that had slightly milky bodies and immediately thought, oh no is this muscular necrosis? I googled a bunch of photos and it seems to match, but I also read reports that some milkiness could be related to molting. I've isolated the shrimp that look milky in a specimen container/dip and pour with some clean water and frogbit. Obviously not a good long term quarantine solution so I wanted to get a gauge on how long shrimp last with necrosis. Weeks? months? The shrimps in question have actually b
  3. Have lots of clean healthy java moss. Portions shown in the picture below are golfball sized with a ping pong ball for reference (unfortunately I don't have a golfball handy) Price: x1 golfball - $5 x2 golfballs - $9 x3 golfballs - $12 x4 golfballs - $15 5+ message me for a better deal Shipping: 4 dollars via first class mail bubble mailer or 8 dollars for small priority Local pick up in SF available.
  4. Spoke with Rachel O'Leary and it seems that the "cloudiness" in some of those google pictures are the result from camera flash at a bad angle. Tiger shrimps should be noticeably transparent. bummer gonna start that tank on maracyn 2 as well then :/. I just finished maracyn 2 regime on the blue velvet tank, a lot less shrimp and I'm not really sure where the other infected ones went because I'm not seeing dead bodies. Gonna do some deep cleaning and pop in a bunch of alder cones and hope everything went alright. All the shrimps I see now are clear bodied so fingers crossed!
  5. Hi all, So recently I've been looking more and more into my blue velvet tank which has been running for a while now but the population always hovers at ~10-20 for some reason. I constantly see new berried females and juvies but the population numbers seem stagnant. A while back 2-3 months after I got the initial stock, I had a massive dieoff that I couldn't figure out why. Now that I look into the tank, I realize that a lot of their bodies are milky white, like opaque. So this got me thinking that perhaps the colony has been suffering from a bacterial infection for a while that flared up
  6. In this tank besides the shrimp I have mini ramshorns and MTS. mini ramshorns are probably my favorite pest snail. They're small and don't look unsightly, easy to crush, do a great job on grazing down algae/biofilm (they're not great eaters, but they keep it in from going out of control) and eating left over food. Most importantly they don't lay visible egg sacs. I'm not sure how they reproduce but it's not unsightly egg sacs like bladder or regular ramshorns snails. I will crush them every few weeks and shrimps in all of my tanks love eating the bodies and picking at the shells.
  7. Long story short, had a scape planned out for my 2.5 gallon tank and all but got busy with college and never got around to it. Fast forward to the start of first semester, I finally get around to setting it up and decided I wanted a colony of chocolate diamonds. I originally wanted blue diamonds because i think the blues and the chocolate culls are both really cool looking but I ended up getting chocolate diamonds from soothing because the idea of having so many different colors was really appealing. Needless to say I am not disappointed! Anyways without further ado here are the tank spe
  8. What is it about snowflake (compressed soy hulls) that make shrimp go crazy for it? Within minutes of me dropping it in, it seems like the entire herd of shrimp has somehow smelled it and a feeding frenzy commences while other foods only attract a mlid gathering. I doubt shrimps eat soy products/hulls in the nature. Are there other foods that have such a profound effect on shrimp? Could these compounds be isolated and added other other foods? Has anyone tried mixing snowflake with other foods and see if the mixture has the same effect or if the shrimp just target the soy hulls specifically in
  9. had a bit of time today and netted 3 of the darkest females and 3 of the darkest males and put them into a large hob marina breeder box. Didn't have time to snap any pictures but up close the dark markings are really something. Will update next week when I go home and get some pictures Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  11. heads up that's not Pogostemon helferi. Looks to be more like some species of hygrophila (corymbosa? maybe..) or staurogyne repens.
  12. I've kept a few of these guys before, they sound super cool in theory but when I finally got them I literally never saw them. They would hide all the time and I honestly don't know if they ended up getting eaten or if the params weren't to their liking or something. One of my females did manage to become berried though, but after I snapped a pict of her I never saw her again LOL. So unless you're keeping these guys in a small tank with minimal decorations, I would rather just buy a new strain of shrimp. I haven't heard of anyone who's successfully bred these guys either (the distributors get t
  13. Hi all, Still a relatively new member of this community, but there are some really great RAOK's on here! I tend to focus on aquatic plants but have always been keeping inverts. Anyhow, it seems that most members here have low tech tanks so here's an RAOK for you all: 1-2 pieces of cholla wood (around 5-7" long) golfball portion of round pellia najas guadalupensis (guppy grass) samples of snowflake food and angels plus "the works" flake food. I know you don't usually feed flake foods to shrimp but this stuff does WONDERS for my fish and shrimp. The color and activity
  14. Interesting! I have a few of those marina HOB breeding boxes so I'll set one up and throw in all of the darker colored guys and see what happens . Would it be preferable to have the shrimplets grow up in the breeder box or the main tank? I threw in a bunch of narrow leaf java fern and cholla wood and anubias to give the shrimp more hiding space so they'd stop getting hunted by the other fish. The Kanoko pattern looks so cool! I'm going to let my guys breed and see if the dark coloration is even genetic, I'd be happy if I could just get them to consistently produce dark colored adults. I also d
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