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Neo Growth Rate and Breeding in Low PH


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Just curious to have some input from other people that have experience with growth rates and breeding of neo in low pH tanks.  I originally had three chocolate/blue diamond shrimp in my TB tank two males one female.  Originally the pH was higher than my test showed (API) then got a digital meter (Hanna) and found out what it actually was and lowered it. It went from 6.8 to now about 5.6-5.8 TB are breeding fantastic and I noticed the one female Chocolate has not bred. I heard that neos stop breeding in low pH so I was not surprised at this. That female gave birth to a batch of babies about six weeks ago and I notice that they are growing extremely slow at TB rate. Has anyone else noticed this? Temp is and has been 76F.

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Neo would fade away in pH below 6.

 

 

Fade away as in never breed? Could you elaborate a little on that, I have heard they stop breeding below 6 but they seem as healthy as ever.

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Fade away as in never breed? Could you elaborate a little on that, I have heard they stop breeding below 6 but they seem as healthy as ever.

 

It would breed and thrive at beginning, but over time it would fade away. in three years period.

 

I breed neos in pH5.5 fine. now I don't have single RCS due to that. I guess when the temperature goes low, it breeds less and colony just fade away.

 

Now I keep neos in pH7 and above, never have issue.

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I guess I ammore interested in the growth rate of babies. I know that breeding stops at a certain pH. There are about 6 week old chocolate neos and they are growing at the same rate as TB young.

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