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Paul Minett

macrobrachium the mightiest shrimp

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I'm really enjoying keeping these amazing shrimp they all have very unique traits, they all have a slight attitude and don't always play nice with others but generally are a peaceful and inquisitive shrimp that will cohabitate with others as long as they resect personal space. and what's better than keeping shrimp that actually eat fish instead of the usual result. hope you enjoy the upsate pics from my macro exploration. 

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I love it. Thats a nice looking male you have on that last picture

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have 3 really good Jardini boys the first female has dropped another is due any day so should get some nice bubs.


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They're pretty amazing, Have been considering keeping these for a bit but I simply don't have the tank space :(


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    • Brentwillmers
      Hi  has anyone found a trusted method of using fertilizers in planted tanks that require heavy dosing without raising TDS to extream levels. I am finding single doses of micro's or macro's could tip TDS value into the mid to high 300's.  Before I got shrimp I had a religious dosing routine which followed the Tom Barr method of heavy dosing of macros and micros for every day for 6 days and major water change on day 7 to reset your parameters.  The seachem Aquavitro range I found to be the best and have had great success in growing great looking plants, but has its fall backs like raising TDS to high levels.  I am keen to know how others have found the perfect line of ferts Vs TDS      
    • jc12
      I would also highly recommend getting a GH/KH test kit so you can determine if GH/KH was an issue.
    • revolutionhope

      So sorry to hear :-(

      Your temp and tds is ok. Its better to keep the temp at 22-24 if possible though. However short periods upwards of 25 may be ok depending on the genetics of the shrimp and how fragile the line is.

      However a pH much above 7 will slowly kill off softwater caridina shrimps I'm afraid. If nothing else then that would explain the losses.

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    • daimen
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