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    Houston, Texas
  • Inverts You Keep
    Fire Reds, Blue Velvets, Malawa, CRS (soon!)

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  1. I have 1 lot of 10 (juvenile) Sulawesi cardinal shrimp available. These guys have been raised at 82 degrees in remineralized RODI water using Sulawesi mineral 8.5. Have had this colony for around 7 months now and they have done well for me. Will include a few extras, shipped overnight to continental USA for $200. DOA coverage minus cost of shipping if photo evidence is provided of unopened bag - within 30 minutes of posted delivery time. Please reach out if you have any questions!
  2. Colder water and lots of natural algae is key for size. I have a few cherries that somehow accidentally made their way into my goldfish pond and tank and survived and I have had multiple individuals pushing 2". Will try to find pics
  3. Update... tank is 2 months old and shrimp will be arriving this week. Waterchanged a week ago and in tank readings are 100 TDS & pH 6.2. I've added a nice piece of cholla wood and removed some of the catappa leaves and the pH seems to be holding steady. Also splurged on a reefkeeper lite and a small usb fan which is keeping the tank steady at 72-73.5 throughout the day. Thoughts?
  4. Thanks for the insight on SS... I will shoot for 95 TDS then. I have a storage system that I will be using to mix water change water where it will mature for a week before being added to the main tank. Fair point on the catappa leaves, I am getting the pH test kit to keep an eye on this. Appreciate the input!
  5. Hello all! I am a long time fish and planted tank hobbyist who has ventured into the world of shrimp in the last 4 or 5 years. I currently own fire reds, blue velvets, and malawa shrimp and have 6 tanks (although most are nanos ranging from 2.5-5.5 gallons.) Looking forward to continuing to learn about shrimp (especially buffered water shrimp.) Once I have some decent luck with CRS I would like to try my hand at some Taiwan bees!
  6. Hello all, new to the forum! I am getting ready to buy my first crystal shrimp and wanted to get some input from y'll to see if I am missing anything major. I have kept neos for years (painted fire reds and recently blue velvets) and have had no issues breeding them like rabbits in my local tap water. I am now ready to dip my toes into keeping my first buffered water shrimp! This is what I have setup for now: 4 gallon rimless nano (I know this is much smaller than ideal, but this is the best I can do for now) Fluval Plant & Shrimp Stratum 1.5" layer R
  7. Up for grabs I have quart sized bags jammed full of dried banana leaves. Hand collected and dried on my own property free of pesticides and fertilizers. These leaves typically last around 2-3 weeks for me, and I have noticed improved shrimplet survival after using them in my neo tanks. $15 shipped priority to the continental USA for 1 quart sized bag.
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