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  2. Crabby

    Shrimp Diseases and Diagnosis

    I used to keep guppies, blue dreams and tangerine tigers in a tank together. Guppies are gone now - I would get loads and loads of berried girls but never any shrimplets surviving! I would recommend against any fish with shrimp unless it is a catfish, or a very small fish like an endler, or microrasbora. My personal opinion though - in the end it's your tank, and you want to enjoy it. I will say that once I removed the fish, my shrimp became extremely active!!! It was so fascinating to watch them constantly on the move. I have since moved a pair of endlers in, and the shrimp activity has died down slightly, but it is so much better than a breeding group of guppies. Water params work well for TTS and Blue Dreams. Just gotta have a handle on it. You might want to be careful on substrate though - TTS pop on black, but blue dreams are so hard to see. Contrary to that, blue dreams pop on white. I think white might work for TTS too, but plants look a bit yech on white. My favourite colour of substrate I've seen has been a light river sand - works not amazingly, but very well with all of them. A happy medium. The blue dreams and TTS together do look fantastic though. Really beautiful shrimp.
  3. mohsen

    Welcome mohsen

    hi i have just neo shrimp now and i like to setup a caridina shrimp also yes the the shrimp is mine. thank you so much
  4. sdlTBfanUK

    Shrimp Diseases and Diagnosis

    The easiest and safest choice of shrimp with the dlue dream would be Tangerine Tiger (assumig you can get hold of some), they like similar water and are as easy to keep as neocaridina but the two don't interbreed and are usually fairly reasonable in price! The contrasting colour will also make it interesting to look at. I've not tried tiger shrimp yet myself but with all the disruption here because of the virus its not a very good time to get shrimps through the post so I will hold off for now! As you say/know guppies are very curious fish and will get baby shrimps so you will want a densely planted tank with lots of hiding places if any of the baby shrimp are to survive. As you also say, it is a shame the guppies can't go in with the Betta as that would solve the shrimp problem, but guppies and Betta don't go well together - there is always some problem stopping you from getting everything as you would like in this hobby? If you can resist the temptation to get the guppies for a while it may be better so the tank can settle down and your shrimp can multiply and you get enough of a good size shrimp to give them a chance? There are always many problems that can arise with new tanks and new livestock so it would also make sense from that point not to do/add too much early on as well? If you plan to get the shrimp shipped then they usually send fairly small and young shrimps that way so bear that in mind! Also, of course, the shrimp will naturally hide a lot if they feel unsafe with too many preditors in the aquarium? Now the aquariums. I can't find a fluval spec, but the fluval flex I know and had a similar setup years ago with the equipment hidden in the back. It is very clean and tidy looking, however there are a few problems that can arise with small shrimp. There are slots top and bottom where the water is drawn in to the back, but these slots aren't shrimp safe, shrimp can get through, or even get drawn through when young. You will need to get some sponge to put behind these slots to make it shrimp safe, but not too fine as that will reduce the amount of water circulating through the back section. This is only important/needed with small shrimps like neocaridina, the amanos are way to big to need to do this? This extra sponge needs to be removable for squeezing during regular maintenance as it will otherwise get clogged/blocked. You will need to check the water level in the back regularly as it can drop dramarically, which could be a problem if the heater is in the back! I don't know the setup of the 'spec' aquarium as a search only showed small 10L tanks but they had the same type of filtration system as the flex. The flow for the betta may be able to be adjusted on the pump, mine was (though it didn't have a betta in it, just shrimps). You should be able to reduce the water disturbance also by pointing the outlets upwards and to the sides and that may be enough (hopefully). If these 2 aren't sufficient then you can cut a piece of sponge (again, not fine sponge) to cover the outlet (you can remove the standard flat end piece to make that easier). My betta tank has a spray bar and I have a sponge sleeve on that. Again though, keep a close eye on the water level in the back section though, mine dropped to half way at times (as the sponge gets clogged) even though the main tank level never dropped at all! Simon
  5. Caz473

    Welcome Caz473

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  7. JLG

    Shrimp Diseases and Diagnosis

    Simon You kind of nailed my plan on the head, I will be moving 6 of the Amanos with the betta and then do Cardinal tetras and most likely Harlequin Rasbora's. This will be a Fluval spec 16 gallon. Still need sort out the filtration return so the the current is to the Bettas liking Im not too worried about mixing the Cardinal Tetras and Betta as they seem to keep him in check, but he's not gonna get to eat more of my poor little shrimp... My shrimp tank (15 gallon Fluval flex) will still have 10 Neon Tetras, 4 Guppies and 4 Amano and then I will stock with 30 blue Dream shrimp or do 10 / 20 if I can find another color that they will not cross breed with (not up on all of that yet) I will add shrimp hides (already did b4 but the betta got his head stuck in one so I had to carefully break it off of him) and plenty of Java Moss and plant cover. I would really prefer not to have the guppies with the shrimp but already know that they cannot go with the Betta (whole different story) Thanks for the input Simon its appreciated and if you are aware of any other little shrimps that I can mix with Blue Dreams and will not cross breed and also fall under caretaking "easy" please let me know and Thanks again I got the Amanos when the driftwood spread fungus through out the tank they had it cleaned up in no time!! (So ya know what you mean about the white cotton like fungus_Yucky Muck) This (what ever it was) was different and all of the shrimp became very reclusive. After they didn't respond to feeding for a day and I hadn't seen shrimp out and about for 48Hrs. Felt I had no choice but to Nuke the tank. Thx again Simon & JayC
  8. Grubs

    Artificially hatching eggs

    👍 Perfect. Great effort indeed. And thanks for the update!
  9. sdlTBfanUK

    Welcome mohsen

    Those are some fabulous photos you posted. I deleted a couple of duplicates and the last 2 were blank so have also deleted them! I especially like the yellow shrimp with the saddle! Are the shrimp yours? Simon
  10. Crabby

    Welcome shrimp addict

    Welcome to the forum! Do you currently keep any aquariums?
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  12. Limbs on shrimp/cray/prawns/lobsters will grow back. So just keep it fed well and it will recover slowly.
  13. Deanosaw084

    Need advice about my electric blue marron

    Its fallen off now. So both his claws are gone now. Hopefully he will be ok
  14. sdlTBfanUK

    Welcome shrimp addict

    Welcome. I hope you find lots of useful information here and will let us know about your setups and experiences. Simon
  15. sdlTBfanUK

    Shrimp Diseases and Diagnosis

    I haven't seen that type of fugus before, or fungus that grows on glass. Wood etc sometimes grows fungus (as you mentioned) in a newly set up tank and I have had that and it just clears itself given time, as the tank settles and sorts itself out! It ismost likely to be a fungus! You have been busy, cleaning and treating. All you can really do now is see if it comes back and it will take a while to resettle after such a lot of work. IF it does come bac,k just keep an eye on the inhabitants, I know the fuhgus I had was harmless but I removed the wood as I didn't like looking at the fungus mainly and the second time wasn't as bad so I left it and it just vanished in time as the tank settled down! Even if yours comes back I would just leave it, unless you see deaths of inhabitants of coarse! Sorry to hear your Betta ate your shrimps, they can be a bad mix. I have had both experiences, the first Betta ate the shrimps, but my latest Betta doesn't show any interest to even the small shrimps, though these shrimps are 'reverted to wild' type so not all that easy to see so maybe he doesn't think they look tasty? There may also be a risk with the cardinal tetras and very young shrimps but you have a densely planted tank so that is good. I had neons with shrimps and currently have ember tetras with shrimps, but they are smaller than cardinals? I wouldn't be too concerned about this, just be aware that you may get less baby shrimps that survive to adulthood, but the flip side to that is you shouldn't get over-run with shrimp? If the betta is getting another tank I would transfer some of the Amano shrimps into his tank with him. They will out compete the neocaridina for food so you don't want too many in with the smaller shrimp, and anyway it will make the betta tank more interesting to have them a well as the betta and they will help keep his tank cleaner. Lovely tank by the way. Simon
  16. How bad is it? Got a picture you can upload here?
  17. Hey everyone, First post and just signed up to the forum. I have had an electric blue marron since January and he's been going great. But last night I noticed him missing a claw and the other one was limp and dragging. I think he got them caught in the wood in his tank. But the question I have is, the one that's still attached but limp and dragging should I try remove it so the new one can start to grow OR should I leave it as it is and he will drop/remove it himself? Thanks All
  18. Deanosaw084

    Welcome Deanosaw084

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  19. jayc

    Shrimp Diseases and Diagnosis

    That isn't Vorticella. It is likely a type of fungus. Too bad you got rid of it, we will never know what it was now 🙂
  20. jayc

    Welcome shrimp addict

    Hi Shrimp addict. Welcome to SKFA.
  21. shrimp addict

    Welcome shrimp addict

    Just wanted to say hi! I'm new to this forum and am looking forward to meeting everyone.
  22. shrimp addict

    Welcome shrimp addict

    Shrimp Keepers Forum welcomes shrimp addict. Please feel free to browse around and get to know others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. View Member regards, skfadmin
  23. behodahlia

    Shrimp Diseases and Diagnosis

    Right, sorry, I just meant there wasn't one for sale at the nearby aquarium store. I've ordered one online, just have to wait for it to get here. Thank you, Crabby 🙂 I wish I'd thought to look up if the eggs were salvageable when it happened. At least I know for next time (I mean, hopefully I don't have this situation again, but if it DOES then now I know). I'm glad the GH/KH are good.
  24. JLG

    Shrimp Diseases and Diagnosis

    I guess that my question would be regarding Vorticella and what it looks like when it spreads throughout the tank.. I am familiar with the type of fungal bloom that is experienced after adding things like driftwood. I recently encountered white growth on my glass and substrate that almost looked crystalline from a distance but upon closer inspection had webs radiating from its core. I have posted pictures on several differing forums now & cannot seem to come up with an answer as to what it is, if its detrimental to my shrimps well being nor how to get rid of it.. please note that in the images it looks as though there are cotton like threads that are sprawling out into the water, but in reality they are all flat against the glass My Set Up is a 15 Gal Fluval Flex with ten Cardinal Tetras, a Betta, 4 Blue Velvet Shrimp (had 32 think betta ate them, He,s getting his own tank soon) and ten Amano shrimp. Gravel vacuumed weekly followed by 1/4 water change. Integrated back filter (sponge, bio media & 6 Hrs a day of UV light.. Temp 76 -78 Ammonia 0 ppm Nitrites 0 ppm Nitrate 5-15 ppm Ph 6.8 -7.0 TDS 330 ish I have since removed the plants and salt dipped all the shrimp then placed in another tank along with the fish and treated all with Gen cure and EM Erythromycin... Nuked my main tank with 30 Tbls of Aquarium salt, PanACur-C and everything else that I have that wouldn't kill my BB let it run for two days and stirring contents often. Drained tank bleached all substrate and strained, rinsed all filter media in R/O water. Bleach dipped all the plants and started over again.... I am new to the hobby and have no idea if this was an effective means of dealing with the problem (I know that it was a lot of work) but hopefully it resolved the issue as I have not seen any of this mysterious growth pop up in my tank to date> Any assistance in identifying this growth and how to "properly" deal with in the future would greatly be appreciated Thank you in advance JLG
  25. Crabby

    Shrimp Diseases and Diagnosis

    Those are suitable parameters for neos. However, if you can find a TDS meter on ebay or amazon, that could be very useful. TDS means total dissolved solids, and it is a measured in parts-per-million (ppm). GH and KH will contribute to that, and can also be measured in ppm. However, if your TDS is unreasonably high, it means there is something in your water that you can't see, and gives you an area of issue to investigate. I'm sorry to hear you lost your shrimp, and especially the berried girl. It is possible to save the eggs if you can get them in under 24 hours of her death. Marks Shrimp Tanks has a video on it. Good luck with the next batch.
  26. jayc

    Shrimp Diseases and Diagnosis

    Search for "TDS meter" on either Ebay or Amazon.
  27. JLG

    Welcome JLG

    Shrimp Keepers Forum welcomes JLG. Please feel free to browse around and get to know others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. View Member regards, skfadmin
  28. behodahlia

    Shrimp Diseases and Diagnosis

    I couldn't find a TDS tester, but I was able to find something to test GH and KH. The GH was 5 degrees, and the KH was 3 degrees.
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