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  1. I am a beginner when it comes to shrimp. I read a care guide by shrimp farm which states a tds of 150-250. My water is 300-350ppm. So, is this tds ok for shrimp? If I lower the tds, the kH will drop too low. Any suggestions would be great.
  2. Hi! I’m getting a tank from a local hobbyist tomorrow along with the plants, shrimp and filters. I obviously won’t have time to let it cycle when I bring it home and set it up. I’ll be changing gravel and cleaning it before putting plants and shrimp back in. I don’t have any aquarium that is both big enough and safe to put the shrimp in until the tank cycles. My question is can I bring the tank in, change gravel. Pull water from an established aquarium to put in it before shrimp go in? I have a turtle tank that is well established and had about a 25% water change a couple days ago. I was thinking to pull the water from this tank to move to new shrimp tank.
  3. 10 + 1 for $44.99 and $15 USPS Priority shipping. Home raised, disease free. I've been culling the colony for about 5 years. PM me if interested! -Sharon
  4. Hello, I have a cycled tank with red sakura shrimps for about a month. They are brightly red coloured until I start to realise that a few shrimps have their middle part turning milky or discoloured recently. See the pics below Are they sick or are they just going to moult? TIA
  5. About a year ago I purchased around 20 Painted Sakura Cherrywood shrimp. Since that time I've begun to cull and breed for color. Two questions: 1) How often do you need to introduce genetic diversity into your colony? 2) I've found it difficult to find shrimp marketed as Painted Sakura for sale. Are there any concerns if I purchase Fire Reds or Bloody Marrys to breed with my Sakura? I've heard rumors that Bloody Mary's can throw off strange colors if bred with other grades. Anyone have any experiences like this? Thanks
  6. Want to sell fire reds. Home bred for over 2 years and they are very healthy. Will be selling only juveniles. Please comment below or message me if you are interested. Shipped with Styrofoam insulation, and 100% doa guarantee just send me a picture 2 hours within usps delivery confirmation 10+2 with flame moss shipped 27$ 20+5 with flame moss shipped 40$
  7. hello guys im kind of worried my cherry shrimp has dropped most of her eggs but they still seem to be hanging off of her, this is her first batch and I heard it's normal that they drop them but why are they hanging there? is it something with my water parameters or the rocks I added , I added river stones that they graze on but I don't know if it's causing harm to them
  8. I've been unemployed since I finished myPhD and was feeling pretty down on myself. I was sick of constant rejections and having no control over my own life so I decided I was going to get a fish tank. 22/4- The decision I did do a little bit of research and read up about the nitrogen cycle and everything and I was trolling Gumtree (Australia's Craigslist) for a first tank. I settled on a blue 34L Aqua One with stand. It was a bit of a bargain, if I do say so myself. It came with awful crimson gravel and some decorations but nothing I wanted to use. Over the course of a couple of days, accrued black galaxy gravel, a really nice anubias on a small piece of driftwood, an ambulia plant, an elodea (anacharis) plant and a dragon's flame plant (which I later discovered wasn't a true aquatic plant so I took it out before it could melt). I initially wanted a HM/RT betta and was looking for some tank mates as well. 23/4-Winning I won 2 online auctions: 2x Corydoras Venezuelanus (orange, i think) 10x blue black cherry shrimp juvinilles 24/4-Naming day I ended up getting 3 platies and 3 mystery snails to cycle the tank along with what I think was jungle val. I named them after destiny's child because the first night I had them, the big one was dashing about the whole time and all I could think of was "Calm down, Beyonce". Kelly had a strongish feeding response and I barely ever saw Michelle but she had a red tail like Beyonce which helped me tell Kelly and Michelle apart as they were the same size. these were pretty cheap and I figured I wouldn't mind if they died although I did end up getting semi-attached to them. 25/4-The Rescape I really wanted to re-scape the tank as I had gotten 3 ornaments that I wanted to put in it. I set up the dimensions of the tank and did a dry run but when it came to the actual placing of them, the vase wouldn't fit and had to be left out as I also had another medium sized piece of driftwood I wanted to use in my tank. As I knew I wanted it to eventually add shrimp, I went to a guy who was selling java moss and ended up getting 5 Red cherries along with 2 hands full of java moss. Nice guy, only 19 and had a huge set up in his garage. He was breeding cherries and had yellows and blues as well but they weren't ready to be sold, he also threw in a couple of plants he had extra. I threw some moss in the temple and the dodecahedron. and used a plastic storage container to add in more sand as an embankment (reject shop but looked exactly/very close to the galaxy sand I initially bought) I think it was also at this point that all three of my snails died, I had been getting water tests but nothing really seemed to be wrong, my tank was slowly cycling but no nitrates yet. It was also at this point that I noticed my tank was running quite hot 28-30C and even opening the lid didn't seem to affect it too much. I put down losing the snails to this although I read later that they could actually withstand such temperatures. 27/4 Shrimpies, tale of a murderer I was getting a little concerned that since putting the shrimp in, I had barely seen them. I was afraid my platies had eaten them and my logic was that if I removed the platies, then maybe they would come out of hiding. So I prepared a bucket of water and the tank came with a battery operated air pump which I switch on after fiddling with the air stones and tubing as well. Caught the platies, and let them sit while I waited for the shrimp to come out. I saw 1 and contemplated getting rid of the platies the next day, thinking that there was only 1 left. It was at this point that I noticed Beyonce swimming a bit funny and floating a little, I immediately put her back in the tank where she thrashed a little and ended up dying. RIP Beyonce Michelle was also lying on the side at the bottom of the tank but Kelly was still swimming around and doing her thing. It was definitely temperature shock as I later learned and I will never do this again 28/4 Destiny reborn Both Kelly and Michelle made a full recovery, Still no sign of shrimp. I went back to the guy I got the snails from and ended up getting 3 more as well as 4 brown ramshorns. he gave them to me for free (i think cos he felt bad that my first 3 died. When I got home, one of the mystery snails was already dead and had worms (i think planaria) coming out of it, the other 2 snails also had some on their shells so I washed them off and put them in my tank. The ramshorns seemed unaffected and I later found another worm on my mystery snail which I again took out and killed. I got my water tested that day and everything was perfect so I okayed the delivery of the blue black cherries. 29/4 Birthday My 30th. I think this was also the day that both my snails died again. I could also only count 3 ramshorns. I feel like it just may be this tank that the snails don't like but I really had no idea. this little guy ended up coming out for my birthday so I knew that there was at least 1 shrimp left for sure. By this time, my subwassertang, morimo moss ball (which I split) and Indian almond leaf orders had come in and been added to the tank. 30/4- Tidying Up Went to get my water checked again but everything had spiked. I thought it might've been cos of my snails dying and was advised to do a 50% water change. My excess java moss and new subwassertang were all in a clump around the front of my tank, I decided to anchor them to rope as I saw in a youtube video to make everything look neater. The subwassertang was entangled with Christmas moss and java moss so I went about separating everything and then anchoring them to ropes. While doing this, I found a really bright red girl that didn't let go in time. I quickly put her back in the tank but never saw her again. 1/5 May Day I only realized that it was a public holiday on Sunday. I also realized that my platies, if they had eaten the other shrimp, would probably eat the blue blacks. My cory's when they eventually came in would also outgrow my current tank. So the only logical decision was to get another tank. I also went to another guy to get some free mystery snails although these were smaller. Maybe they would survive better? I got some black gravel and the new tank came with a piece of driftwood that wouldn't sink so I chucked a big pebble on it and left it with 3 of my moss ropes, my bunch of elodea and the val. I put 10 small mystery snails in my 34L and left the rest in the new 70L tank as well as Kelly and Michelle to cycle the tank. There was also half a vacation feeder which I added to the 70 cos I read they were good for snails 2/5 Engineering Marvel My snails in the new tank were doing really well. Not a single 1 dead that I could see. In the 34, however, 2 were already dead although the ramshorns still seemed to be doing ok. I went about scaping the new tank and moving stuff over from the old tank. I figured the temple and my medium driftwood piece would do well in the 70. Luckily the big driftwood piece had become waterlogged at this point and so I went about trying to fit it in. I suddenly had a brilliant idea to put the big piece into the fork of the other one to make a really nice bridge and used the large pebble to hold everything in place. After a bit of fiddling, it stayed and I was super proud of myself. I was still waiting on some aquascaping tools to come in the mail so the plants at this point were still all over the place. I did get some variegated rush and extra bunch of ambulia (which do super well in my 34) and some pink baby tears. I also ~2kg of extra black sand to put on top of the gravel cos I didn't think it was black enough. In my 34, I weighed down the 2 moss ropes by tying them to stones and tied them to the spray bar of my filter. The big sponge looks a little distracting but at least its good filtration. when moving stuff around, I also did another water change and found a molt!!! which meant that at least 1 red cherry was doing well 3/5 The Planting My aquascaping tools finally arrived. I could scape everything before my shrimp arrived. I realized at this point that my val was melting and so was my elodea. Ended up throwing most of it away and salvaging what I could. I tidied everything up and ended up swapping the rush and ambulia in my 34. I did read that it was another one of those -not really aquatic plants- but they're still looking good so I left them in to see how they go. I added another 1kg of black sand so fill in some holes I made. but I still feel like it's not enough. Im really liking the snails in this. especially when they hang onto blades of plants and they look like they fly away at any moment. Here's some pics 4/5 New Arrivals when I woke up, I saw what I thought was my last red cherry just chilling out. I ended up naming him Sebastian cos it was a request from a close friend. I was really hoping my blue blacks were gonna arrive today so I did another water test and my nitrogen levels were up but I figured it would be fine after another water change. When I got home they were there! When I was doing the water change, I poked around the dodecahedron and found the missing ramshorn, half out of its shell aka dead. One of the three ramshorns that's always in the same spot also died. That's 2 left that are always on their sides but don't smell and seem receptive to touch. I also found another 3 dead mystery snail which means there should be another 5 but I haven't seen them at all. I drip acclimated the newbies for about an hour and then added them to the tank. After watching them for a bit, I saw TWO red cherries and I was sure I saw Sebastian swim the other way just a second before that?! so maybe the other 2 (which I think were females) are still alive? Here's hoping. One of the new shrimp is really dark and nicely coloured. I ended up getting sent 14, one was a tiny tiny shrimplet and the 3 'adults' all look like males I'm really loving this tank now, all the shrimp are still swimming around everywhere which is amazing considering I never saw the reds at all. I've also started poking the java moss into the sand to attempt to grow somewhat of a carpet. what I'm not loving is the variegated rush but that might melt anywayso we'll see how it goes. some actual val there would look nice. I did another water change for my 70 cos the pH was a bit high. I also did the java moss carpet attempt on this so we'll see how it goes. when it finally cycles, i'll get my cory's in. the filter on this is super strong and small so I'm thinking I might get a sponge filter for this. I also need a proper light which I might splurge on. looking at this one at the moment. any thoughts? http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/132111758384?var=431460474208 And that is all for now, sorry for the long read. If anyone has any ideas on why snails continuously die in my 34, do let me know I'm considering naming it The Snail Reaper or something to that effect
  9. Hi guys, We started a tank 3 months ago titled 'Westworld' (check it out here). Took a while for the tank to settle down and really grow out. We just made an updated video on what it looks like today. Check it out. We've added some cherrys and fish too. Thanks and best regards,
  10. WTB Fired Red Cherry Shrimp anyone in The Boston Area?
  11. I need supplies for my tanks so I'm deciding to sell some of my shrimp. All shrimp will be sold at juvenile age because younger shrimp adapt better to new tank conditions. Please pm me if you have any questions or want to buy! -10+1 SSS grade Crystal Red Shrimp - 45$ -10+1 SS- S grade Crystal Red Shrimp- 30$ - 20+2 Fired Red Cherry Shrimp (males will be Sakura grade)- 30$ Shipping is 15$ via USPS priority mail to the USA ONLY
  12. Hello All, maybe My question is repost ? or already have some thread here around this forum ? if yes, then Admin or Moderator can delete it :), but please give Me the info, where is the the forum thread for this information update. If anyone of You, have or keeping, found new one inside of Your shrimp aquarium/pool, tanks, or find some information which trusted. about new neocaridina variant, Please sharing with Us, here. Thanks in advance.
  13. 10 Bloody Mary Shrimp. This sale is for 10 Bloody Mary Shrimp, however I'll include an extra one to help off set any DOAs. ~2-4 months old, some are getting or have their first saddles. My water parameters: Gh: 7 KH: 6 pH: 7.4 and 8 after off gassing. The temperature in their tank was 74 degrees F. They were fed Hikari Crab and Shrimp diet, bloodworms, Omega algae wafers, zuchini, peas, and were very fond of Indian Almond leaves. Native algae was also present in the tank for their consumption. I have 2 packages to offer. $45.00 plus $14.50 s/h. 72 hour heat pack included and they'll be shipped in insulation (the paper, blown-in non itchy kind). TropicalAquarist and dazalea like this Quote Edit 1lildave likes this
  14. I had two nano tanks that were about 3.5 gallons each. I kept mostly royal blue orange eye tigers in one and mostly painted cherry shrimp in the other. The parameters in each were ideal for the type of shrimp I was keeping in each tank. One morning I noticed that the cherry shrimp tank's filter stopped working. Since the tank was one of those with the self contained-filters I had to scrap the entire tank and get a new one. While waiting for the new tank to cycle my only option was to house the cherry shrimp in the same tank where I am keeping the Tigers. I thought this would be ok since I've read that cherry shrimp do well in a wide range of parameters when properly acclimated. However shortly after the transfer my neocaridina (neon yellow, painted cherry shrimp, black diamond) slowly began dying off while my OEBT and CRS were doing fine? From everything I've read caridina shrimp are generally more sensitive yet in my situation they are doing fine while my cherry shrimp are slowly dying off. What could be killing them? My parameters are: ph: 6.8 ammonia: 0 Nitrite: 0 Nitrate: 5.0 ppm KH: 2 GH: 6 I have UP Shrimp Sand under a layer of sand and the tank is nicely planted. I don't use C02. Though i do add about 3 drops of liquid fertilizer once a week. I feed them once a day with food ranging from blanched zucchini, shrimp pellets, BorneoWild, and occasionally add blood worms mostly to benefit the micro crabs.
  15. I'm fairly new to the hobby and M starting with red cherry shrimp. And I wanted to know what grade this cherry shrimp is. I
  16. Before starting off this thread, I want to give a huge shout out to the support team at shrimpspot for fixing my username! Well first things first, My name is Justin, and I am very new to the shrimp world. I have a 5.5 gallon tank right now, that is in need of a upgrade. So, after countless hour of research on which tank to buy, I have decided on the 12 gallon long by Mr Aqua. I decided to hop on craigslist (shot in the dark) but I actually found a guy in North Jersey (about 2 hours and 45 minutes away) that has one. So January 31, 2016 I set off to New Jersey to pick up the tank. When I arrived in NJ the first sight of the tank, you would not believe how big of a smile I had on my face. The guy was really nice the only thing that needed to be done is a little clean up! Later that night after getting back, I decided to start the whole cleaning of the tank process. So, I filled it up with hot water, and decided to eat dinner and watch my Hockey team while letting the tank soak (you probably already know where this is going.) After about 1.5 hours I heard a really loud bang, yes, a large crack right down the front of the aquarium.Here is a picture of the tragedy. Because I could never find a new one, I decided to try and repair this one. I started searching for glass and I could not believe it but I found a company that still sells the Mr Aqua 12 gallon long low iron for only 115... (There goes the 60 I threw on the old one). Well I ordered the new one and the tank looks amazing! I really want to go with the Iwagumi style, but after much thought I have decided to go with a driftwood setup, using Manzanita wood (Ohko Stone/Dragon stone is very expensive). Anyways I found a company Bloom & Branches who had just what I needed at a really decent price (pre sandblasted). When the wood arrived I couldn't have asked for a better set. Here is the one I will be using in my tank (I bought these prior to seeing how big the actual tank is so I will have to cut them a little. Here is the wood sitting in the tank: I really like the look of it hanging out but I think if I cut the top section off it would be the perfect height and look amazing sitting in the tank. Anyways, I was looking up good substrate and decided to go with Fluval Plant and Shrimp Stratum, I only bought a 17.6 pound bag so I think I will need another bag to get the 2.5 inch to 3 Inch I am looking for. Now, after more research I also chose to use BorneoWild (BW) products and purchased the following. I did not buy the Bebi and shrimp food from there (that card on the bottom), but no one I couldnt find had the Bebi. Also, I guess I accidentally added two of the Enlives, but Im not worried about it. Im sure I can use it eventually. I also, picked up a Aqueon Pro 100 submersible heater that I will be using in the tank as well. So right now this is where I am stuck. I have a couple air stones that I will be running in this tank, as well as using dual sponge filters. Anyways, here is my 5.5 gallon tank that I mentioned earlier. I have Cherry Shrimp and Bloody Mary Shrimp, as well as a Super red cherry in there (he was my original). I keep losing shrimp though which is why I am setting up a new tank. Here is my old/current setup lol. Before: After: Current Setup. As you can see I have horned nerite snails as well. (They lay white eggs all over the place, which I hate). Now the pictures of the shrimp. Here is my original shrimp that I have had for 6 months. When I bought them (local fish store, had to order) he told me he was a super red cherry. Bought 5, only one left... My next order: about 20 shrimp This was my pregnant girl... For some reason I have a death every other day it seems. She was one of them. She was shipped pregnant to me. Bloody Mary Shrimp: 12. I just ordered these but they are still fairly small, and dont have good pictures yet. Plants in the tank: Dwarf Baby Tears (carpet) Anubias Nana (floating as I have no idea what to do with, thought you could plant them) Java moss (got with shrimp grows like crazy!) Going to attach this to my drift wood with fishing line when setting up. I dont have a RODI system (cant afford) so I will be using distilled water. I have a CO2 setup for it but still haven't used it since filled because I thought that was killing the shrimp which doesnt seem to be it. Any info/help would be great!
  17. Hey just wondering if someone knowledgeable could possibly grade my rcs. I have had this colony for 2 years now and I am looking to start selling some to the lfs. Any help or suggestions would be fantastic. Thanks.
  18. hello shrimpers, cool forum and good vibes here :-) ive been reading for a week or two and thought id post now i have something about which i desperately want clarification. briefly to introduce myself - im in australia and keep some 2foot tanks with different coloured cherry shrimp since early this year after having a lot of fun and success with red cherry shrimp (by accident mostly tbh) in a very very heavily planted 4 foot tank. i wanted to ask peoples opinions on the API nitrate test kit and also how cherries respond to high nitrates - basically i tested in the past with the API kit and always got zero because i stupidly didn't read the isntructions properly regarding shaking the bottle#2 and the test kit as well ... recently i decided to test again and was careful to follow instructions and found that the nitrate raedings in my tank seem to vary from ~80ppm up to 160ppm + !! around a month or two ago i realised i had some issues with stressed out shrimps in some tanks, slow breeding in one tank and even with some deaths :-( i started doing some water changing, reducing feeding frequency and varying diet as well as improving the quality of water i was using made some differences (not sure in which order of importance) and this stopped the deaths, i still havent been able to get my YCS to breed readily though... i think the colours are not as bright as they were and so i thought i should research nitrates i think its hopefully the last parameter/water quality issues i was neglecting and this is when i realised i was testing incorrectly - so now that ive realised i have inadequate plantings (some moss and a very small smattering of duckweed) - i have discovered this high nitrates issue and i would like to resolve the problem asap but without shocking the cherries of course!! id love to ask peoples opinions on two things specifically (and any other expertise that may be offered to me!!! - i just love learning about these creatures they are so much fun to keep and i hope to progress to other critters soon!) 1 - i have googled this API testkit insanely high reslts but found mixed results (of course - this IS the internet after all...) hoping some people here can shed some light (or increase my confusion LOL) about this for me! 2 - regardless of how overly high the nitrate result may be - can anyone give me advice about reducing the nitrate levels? currently my plan is to plant some new mosses, do my best to encourage my duckweed to grow and spread in the worst affected the tanks, and increase water changes.. Im debating whether to add seachem prime every couple of days while i get on top of the problem because their site suggests that it can neutralise the toxic effects of nitrate.. and im also considering the use of seachem purigen as i run eheim canisters on each of my tanks. my budget is limited though so i need to be convinced of the benefits of either of these options! thanks in advance for any feedback/advice that you shrimpsters can offer and im looking forward to sharing my experiences here, offering what limited shrimpkeeping wisdom i do have so far to others, and certainly continuing to learn from the broad depth of knowledge there is here!! love n peace will
  19. Offer title: Grade AA Cherry Shrimp Offer Submitter: theshrimpfarm.com Offer Submitted: 04 Oct 2014 Offer Category: Shrimp 10 Grade AA Cherry Shrimp $27.99 + 7.99 for Priority Mail (1-3 business day) or + $29.99 Express Mail (1-2 business day) I will guarantee 100% of the shrimp to arrive alive I will refund cost of shrimp only. I prefer payment via paypal. Click here to show this offer
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