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  1. I currently am keeping blue neocaridina in a 10 gallon tank. TDS is around 180. I am thinking of adding caridina shrimps to my tank also. I have read extensively that the rule of thumb is not to mix both species together due to different parameters. My question is, if I would like to add caridina to the tank, which would be the most suitable type to pair with my current neocaridinas? I am drawn to the attractive patterns which caridina shrimps have as compared to neos.
  2. Hi yall! I've been on the forum for a bit and finally decided to make an acct. I've been keeping cherries for a little over a year and am loving it! Here are pics from my 10gallon planted neo tank I keep those in a 10 and also have a bigger tank, retirement home for cullies hope youre all staying sane out there.. ❤️
  3. Buy Various Colours And Sizes Of Freshwater Aquarium Cherry Shrimp. Neocaridina And Caridina Shrimp Available. For Everything Shrimp Visit 🦐 👇👇 Plainandshrimple.co.uk
  4. Hi, I bought some Blue Dreams awhile back and they have been breeding. I know they don't breed true and there's offspring that can range in color but I noticed this one that is very dark brownish red with blue in the center. I also have some very opaque black, dark blue, and what looks like a Bloody Mary. I was wondering if there are any markings or coloring that is considered rare? Thank you in advance for any input.
  5. I like taking pictures of my shrimps with my Nikon and my cellphone camera. Feel free to post some of your favorite shrimp pics here to share. Here's a few of mine to start
  6. So about half an hour ago i was just checking my neoc aquarium and i’ve realized that one of my shrimps has this black hue that starts from where the eggs should be located (im saying should because i cannot really gender it) to the start of its spinal area. it kinda looks suspicious idk if its the eggs becoming “fertile” (because its a young shrimp its not a juvenile nor a complete adult) or is it something parasitic. My parametres are healty and my aquarium has no potential of having any type of parasite or disease. If anyone can identify what it is it would be awesome. I think its just the eggs and she’s probably cookin up something down there (Edit) ok so i searched on the internet about Neocaridina shrimp saddles and i saw the same exact spot on other shrimps so that could be the saddle
  7. Neo.mp4 Neo.mp4 Neo.mp4 I've noticed recently that some of my shrimp have a white looking growth between their whiskers. I thought it might be just part of the shrimp, but seeing it particularly larger on one of them has led me to believe that it might be some sort of fungal growth. Please let me know what you guys think of it from a this video
  8. Does anyone know what this shrimp is called? Grade? Quality? Tell me anything you can, thnx.
  9. Hi all, what do you think about these male orange Sakura? They are looking a lot like RCS, but the females don't show any sign of red, I've only seen it in males. I've been culling yellow ones and ones that are really translucent, but now I'm worried that having the males with red will eventually bring my colony to be red instead of orange. I attached an overall pic of colony with "big mama" in the center. (There are a few TTs in this tank as well but unrelated) Should I cull all shrimp with any sign of red?
  10. Hi there, I am Vinny and this is my planted aquarium. it is a 20 long with a screen lid on top. I have had fish since I was nine years old, but I have never had a planted aquarium before. I have always wanted RCS in my tanks as a clean up crew, so that's what I did. When I put these guys in the tank they were all over cleaning plants and scavenging. And then I added fish about two weeks later... I added a golden wonder killi fish along with some small tetras. It seemed like the killi was hunting the RCS so I removed him from the tank. Now ever since I added the killi all my RCS have taken refuge in this plant shown in the picture bellow. The only time I see them leap out of the plant is at night time around 11:30pm... I have no idea what's the matter with them, but they are molting and still look very healthy. I am just concerned about the change in behavior. Any reply would help me so much! Thank you!!!
  11. Hi Everyone, I am new here and fairly new to the world of freshwater shrimps. One month ago, I decided to start-up a shrimp tank using my old 20 gallon aquarium. I started working on DIY stand and buying aquarium items (black sand, sponge filter, cholla wood, alder pines, and almond leaves). Now, the tank is in cycling process. My plan is to have caridinas (Blue Bolts<-definitely and Tigers <- don't know yet which type) and Neocaridinas (red cherries and blue dream). I am debating if I should purchase a RO system or just buy distilled/deionized water from somewhere (e.g. Walmart). Capital cost for 20 gallon distilled water should not break my wallet. However, operating cost might be - water change. I don't know how often I would need to do water change for a 20 gallon shrimp tank. Assuming I would do 25% water change, that will be 5 gallons of water. On the other hand, I do weekly water change for my 75 gallon freshwater tank. My 20 gallon tank is currently have dechlorinated tap water. I don't want to blabber to much. I kindly ask for your opinions and advice. I made few mistakes before being cheap and I want to make things right this time to prevent wasting time and spending more money due to mistakes.
  12. I have 30 fire red neocaridina shrimp for sale. $28 plus the cost of shipping for all 30, or $1.25 per shrimp plus the cost of shipping. Shipping is USPS priority mail from Connecticut and usually costs less than $12. Also available for local pick up in New Haven, CT. Very healthy and very red shrimp with complete red coverage of the body and mostly red legs. **Edited to include a video to show how beautiful and lively these shrimp are. View video of shrimp on youtube https://youtu.be/t-JhFrq2xJo Download the video (high quality) IMG_9544.MOV
  13. I have a couple of little Neocaridinas and I'm unsure of their genders. I've read the characteristics that differentiate the sexes, but for some reason I'm still having trouble deciphering the sex of my black and blue rili shrimp. I'm pretty sure my orange sakura shrimp is a male, but I'll include an image of him (?) as well. Can someone please confirm their sexes for this clueless shrimp newbie? Sorry for the blurriness; if they're an issue I can try to take another picture. Thanks in advance
  14. So I think I have the courage now to get a journal underway. Forgive my redundancy, but the history of this setup is always where things start in my head so here goes. I do things in baby steps and build on small successes. Gill however, jumps in with both feet and lives by the motto "go bold or go home." So when I wanted a 10 gallon shrimp tank, he did some research and decided that 220 gallons would be much more stable, therefore better, and started building. Now we have 8 20 longs for animals with a 20 long sump, another 20 long heater tank, and another 20 long planted refugium. And no, I'd never had shrimp before so it has all been one huge learning curve. Well, we've so far had struggles with hydra, bacterial infections, pond snails (still workin on those), and traveling babies (they were getting through the sponge filters and turning up everywhere). At this point everything has looked good for about a month now except for some tiny planaria showing up. Here we go... at the start. Not only am I not good at taking photos, but I'm also not good at manipulating them (posting them and such).
  15. I've always wanted a river setup and I was oh-so-close to having one. Unfortunately, my mystery snail breeding necessitated using the tank I designated as river tank for growing out the snails instead. Well I have finally wrapped up the mystery snail breeding, so the tank is finally ready for business! I hadn't decided what exactly I wanted to do with it until I was watching some Chris Lukhaup YouTube videos of Caridina shrimps in their natural habitats. I was struck by how much water flow characterized some of these habitats. With that in mind, I decided to make my tank a (mostly) shrimp tank. This does, of course, go against a certain conventional wisdom. Google around about dwarf shrimp care and you'll see lots of matter-of-fact statements that they should be provided an environment with minimal water flow. And it is true that some shrimps tend to be found in stagnant waters. But I wasn't convinced that this was so important, so I decided to try this. Here's the setup, which was first put together 2 years ago: 20 gallon long tank (30" long, 12" tall) AquaClear 50 filter placed at the end (not back) of the tank to send the flow longways. An additional Rio 90 powerhead for more flow. The AC50 has a Han stainless steel mesh intake cover and the powerhead has a sponge pre-filter. Light-colored sand came from Home Depot. large (mostly) rounded river rocks from LFS, which cost me a fortune...never think you can eyeball how much something will weigh. smaller river rocks from Home Depot large-ish spiderwood several pieces of cholla from a now-defunct shrimp tank, one with Xmas moss on it (just added) Marimo ball that has been in there for 2 years 6" pleco cave covered in Xmas moss Cryptocoryne undulata 'red', C. wendtii 'red', C. becketii Heated to 70-72F Custom-cut plexiglass lid with additional plexiglass piece to fit around filter and cords Since I took this pic, I've added a hanging light fixture instead. The green algae is there by design (for food!). I also did some DIY moss shelves suctioned to the wall after this pic. Here's the extra piece of plexiglass around the filter: So who's going to live in here? The biggest beneficiaries are some of the shrimps I already owned, because they're filter feeders: 3 bamboo shrimp (Atyopsis moluccensis) 1 vampire shrimp (Atya gabonensis) Then I added some new shrimps: 8 tiger shrimp (Caridina sp.). They're a pretty varied group, some quite blue, one or two more like the "super" tiger with orange tails, and at least one with rather red stripes. 2+ blue velvets (Neocaridina sp.). I say "+" because I only bought them because one was berried at the LFS. One of the eggs actually hatched while I was drip acclimating them and my spouse actually watched the hatching occur. I'm not sure how it ultimately did. By a few days later, all the eggs had been released. Now about 10-14 days later we're starting to spot little tiny blue shrimplets around the tank. Success! Next are some nerite snails, one of which is an "onion" snail. Another is a very young, compact species that is probably a Clithon sp. (horned nerites) but has an interesting brown color pattern that's hard to describe. And then on a whim I got a rarer variety of nerite that turned up at my LFS, which I have since gathered is Vittina waigiensis with no consistent common name. The best common name IMO is "tire track nerite." I haven't gotten a great pic of mine yet, but this photo from a site selling them shows you what I mean. Last but not least, I've added a river fish that I'm confident won't bother the shrimps: hillstream loaches, in this case the variety often sold as "Borneo suckers." They are Gastromyzon species, in my case I think one of G. ctenocephalus and the other G. scitulus. They tend to be mixed species groups in sellers' tanks (and the wild) and are not bred in captivity. Sadly, my LFS did a really terrible job getting them out of the tank—these guys are much more dedicated to being suctioned than suckermouth catfish are. The employee, who had never caught any before, was pushing the fish with his net on one side and then trying to pry the fish off with his finger/fingernail on the other side. It took a long time to net it and then took a long time again to transfer from the specimen container to the fish bag. One of them in particular lost a lot of its skin in the process, as you'll see in the picture below: We're calling that one Harvey (like Harvey Dent from Batman). I'm peeved with the LFS but I know they didn't realize how damaged the fish was. It took me a few days to notice how extensive it was. They can get very pale and when they do, these injuries are really hard to see. These fish like high flow (well, very high oxygenation moreso than actual flow) and I'm excited to give them a tank that meets their needs and shouldn't stress them with much serious competition for food. As a side note, you can see my biggest bamboo shrimp there. The two hillstream loaches were doing all kinds of hijinks on that big rock, carefully avoiding the bamboo shrimp who acted as if he didn't care or notice them at all. I may ultimately add one or two more hillstream loaches, but I don't have too many more plans for the tank. I'm hoping the tiger shrimps will breed, but they're more finicky than the neos and I'm not sure how eager they will be to breed at this temperature. We'll see how it goes.
  16. Looking for blue bolt, pure red line crystal, blue panda, blue dream and painted fire red shrimps FIND ME GOOD DEALS FOR XMAS PLEASE
  17. Hi to all, here to ask to you all guys. I gonna use a Stc-1000 temperature controller on my new shrimp rack but my question is: Where to place the temperature probe? All the time was thinking to put it on the sump next to the water outlet. Will be here the best placement? What you think? Here a little sketch of the rack. See ya!
  18. Psyklon

    Shrimp Rack

    Almost finished, is already cycling to soon add gambitas and Cambarellus. There is still a lack of side insulators, more biological filtering (although I can add a little as the population increases), finish installing co2 and temperature control. At the moment the only population are some planorbis and physas. I only plant Sagitaria Subulata and a couple of Java Windelov ferns in Cholla Wood. The "last floor" was left unused while waiting for occupants. Greetings! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYKlN5zhPi0
  19. hi everyone, I want to breed blue carbon rili and blue neocaridina, but there is only one empty tank left. so the question is, if i put them together, what will be the offsprings, do i get both blue carbon and blue neocaridina still? the second question is: there are different types such as blue velvet, blue jell,which kind of blue neocaridina can i put into his tank? thanks for helping and sharing.
  20. I find this very interesting. 🔬 These are greens that developed from my #neomix tank. Any thoughts?
  21. Hello, ladies and gentlemens! There was one question - the crossing of Bloody Mary A-grade and Choco Sacura will give strengthening and darkening the color or will it be a downgrade? The goal of crossbreeding is to obtain red-black Bloody Mary's-grade
  22. Hello, first of all, I'm new here and I'm from Spain I've been keeping fish for almost 4 years now and I want to give it a try to the shrimps. The ones I've selected are the bloody mary, and I have a few questions about them. I've read a lot about if they breed true or not but all the articles and post I've read are from 1 or 2 years ago and I want to know if they improved the strain. I want to obtain the best colour I can but I don't have much idea of what I'm doing so if someone could be kind enough to give me a small guide of how to select the best males and females and an easy way to remove the rest from the tank. Thank you very mucho for reading all this and I hope you answer me.
  23. So whenever I see "cross-breeding" and "neos" together people always say they will turn back to their wild forms. Is this true? . I just ordered some Blue Dream Rilis to cross with my Red Rilis. I will put the females in my main tank and the males in my other Red RIli tank with just Female Red Rilis. Hopefully thats not confusing lol. . Thoughts? And have any of you successfully cross bred neos or know of anyone that has? I would love to see pictures! . Here's a picture of some of my Red Rili, it looks like the one on the front right has some blue already.
  24. Looking to purchase approx 10 Dream Blue Velvet shrimp. Hoping to have shipped so they arrive by this Friday or Saturday. Please let me know your price + shipping costs. Pics too please! Thanks!
  25. 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.
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