Jump to content

Share your Shrimp Miracles


Steve R.
 Share

Recommended Posts

Do you have any amazing stories about your shrimps?

 

I want to share two miracles involving my Sulawesi crown shrimps (Caridina sulawesi).

1. Some time ago, I put about 10 shrimps in a small container, not more than 200 ml, which I wanted to put in my cull tank in my office. I forgot about the container because it was hidden behind an aquarium. When I discovered it again a week later. About 90% of the water evaporated! I was first shocked and thought the shrimps suffered a terrible death. But I was totally amazed when I saw that all shrimps were alive. I did not measure the TDS but it must have been salt water like. I slowly added more water and the shrimps looked all good and survived.

 

2. Shortly before the X-mass holiday break, I added about 10 shrimps to two 10 gallon tanks each. When I cam back from my holiday after 4 weeks, I saw no berried shrimps or shrimplets, I decided to switch one tank from tap water to RO water supplemented with Bee Shrimp Mineral +. I moved all adult shrimps to the other 10 gallon tank and I did two radical water changes, within two weeks and got all water out of the tank (I left the plants in the tank) and quickly put the new water in. I did not pay a lot of attention to this tank and did not put any food into it. To my surprise I saw some movement later and upon close inspection I found more than 15 shrimplets in there (see picture). Now the first ones of the clutch are berried and I found a few tiny shrimplets. I am most amazed that the shrimps survived the radical water changes. Tough little fellas!

 

post-245-0-19417500-1434226446_thumb.png

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...