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  2. Shawn Lu

    Activated Carbon

    About 3-4 weeks. It depends on your quality of water and the iodine of activated carbon.
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  4. SKF newsletter is full of great new posts this month! We welcome all our new shrimp keepers! Latest Forum Posts Do shrimp need to eat antibiotics? beanbag November 8 Hello folks, Short story - I have the same problem as last year with only certain shrimps getting shortened antennae disease. They don't grow up to be full size, and the antennae start to get … 141 views 2 comments Shrimp ID Help Please Kaizen088 November 6 Hi all, I just got back into shrimp keeping after a long break. This guy was sold as an Orange Eyed Tiger, was hoping to get confirmation. 216 views 5 comments Advice on feeding vegetables Hammy November 5 Hey guys just wanted to ask a question also to let you know how things are going. My tank is looking great out of the 13 original blue dream/velvet shrimp I bought I have 6 left they are doing great… 190 views 6 comments Fish room, breed for profit and licencing. nathanaldo07 November 2 I posted a thread a couple of days ago titles; 'Shipping live aquatics in the UK. How can I do this? Can I do this?' and in that thread I said I wanted to breed for fun on a small scale. Howe… 169 views 6 comments Help finding shrimp Nicole7140 October 31 I'm in Tasmania and shrimp aren't allowed here, I've been dreaming about a shrimp tank for as long as I can remember. There are no native species here and I'm wondering can you buy like c… 192 views 3 comments Shipping live aquatics in the UK. How can I do this? Can I do this? nathanaldo07 October 31 I know this is a controversial topic of sending live fish/invertebrates through the post, however, I have came to the conclusion that if I take all the precautions - double bagging, using polystyren… 143 views 5 comments Hello from Tasmania isfrael October 28 Technically I'm not new, I used to keep shrimp many years ago when I lived in SA. I made the move to Tasmania four years ago and was recently wanting to get back into the aquarium world. Is ther… 273 views 4 comments Popular Forum Posts Shrimp Diseases and Diagnosis jayc September 27, 2013 With the wealth of knowledge from experienced keepers here in SKF, we should have a repository of Shrimp Diseases where people can come to diagnose and hopefully find a cure to their shrimp's ailment… 245597 views 181 comments Here we go again, again! sdlTBfanUK October 7 Summary from the old thread; I managed to destroy my wonderful Taiwan bee tank with a faulty heater that cooked them. I then set up the tank afresh May 2019 using shrimpking substrate, new plant… 690 views 5 comments Do shrimp need to eat antibiotics? beanbag November 8 Hello folks, Short story - I have the same problem as last year with only certain shrimps getting shortened antennae disease. They don't grow up to be full size, and the antennae start to get … 141 views 2 comments Shrimp ID Help Please Kaizen088 November 6 Hi all, I just got back into shrimp keeping after a long break. This guy was sold as an Orange Eyed Tiger, was hoping to get confirmation. 216 views 5 comments Advice on feeding vegetables Hammy November 5 Hey guys just wanted to ask a question also to let you know how things are going. My tank is looking great out of the 13 original blue dream/velvet shrimp I bought I have 6 left they are doing great… 190 views 6 comments Fish room, breed for profit and licencing. nathanaldo07 November 2 I posted a thread a couple of days ago titles; 'Shipping live aquatics in the UK. How can I do this? Can I do this?' and in that thread I said I wanted to breed for fun on a small scale. Howe… 169 views 6 comments Purple Cherry Shrimp ..... BlueBolts January 14, 2013 Selective breeding blue cherry shrimps, and found this in my colony 2day ...... unsure whether there's more, lights went off as I took this shot ! 31437 views 72 comments Shipping live aquatics in the UK. How can I do this? Can I do this? nathanaldo07 October 31 I know this is a controversial topic of sending live fish/invertebrates through the post, however, I have came to the conclusion that if I take all the precautions - double bagging, using polystyren… 143 views 5 comments Help finding shrimp Nicole7140 October 31 I'm in Tasmania and shrimp aren't allowed here, I've been dreaming about a shrimp tank for as long as I can remember. There are no native species here and I'm wondering can you buy like c… 192 views 3 comments Hello from Tasmania isfrael October 28 Technically I'm not new, I used to keep shrimp many years ago when I lived in SA. I made the move to Tasmania four years ago and was recently wanting to get back into the aquarium world. Is ther… 273 views 4 comments Battling Increasing pH piste May 28 Ok....so I am fairly experienced fresh water fish and shrimp keeper but I have been battling pH in my shrimp tank and could really use some guidance. This is a 5 gallon tank that I have had runnin… 903 views 10 comments Thanks and talk to you soon! Cesar SKFAquatics.com Owner/Admin P.S. Feel free to send me a PM or email if you have any suggestions, concerns or questions. https://skfaquatics.com/forum/settings/?area=newsletters
  5. jayc

    Shrimp Diseases and Diagnosis

    Keep doing this, and feeding it the medicated food. If the shrimp doesn't eat the food within a day, remove it and feed new medicated food again the next day. You sir, are a good candidate for an RO filter. Your shrimp are not going to like the hard water in the long term.
  6. alkemist

    Shrimp Diseases and Diagnosis

    The shrimp is in a separate container, but it's been in there for a week or so now. I see it picking off the air stone and the sides of the tub. There is shrimp poop in the container, so it is eating, just not the food I give it. I suck out the detritus and excess food every couple of days and do small water change daily. At first I used tank water, since I don't run R/O. I use a combination of hard tap water with a little water ran through my water softener (I know it's a bit taboo to do). I don't know an exactly how to re-mineralize it to keep the shrimp from going into shock if I used straight clean tap water. I am starting to slowly remove the water from the tub and mixing it with direct tap water with the water softener on by-pass, so hopefully it can acclimate to full clean tap water. With the shrimp feeding, should I try to remove all visible signs of food and fast it for a couple days and then try again?
  7. jayc

    Shrimp Diseases and Diagnosis

    Is the shrimp still in the main tank? Or have you moved it into a separate container? There should be no biofilm in a new container, and it should be hungry to want to eat the medicated algae wafer. It won't go away without treatment. The bacteria is not just on the shell (carapace), so moulting won't get rid of the bacteria.
  8. alkemist

    Shrimp Diseases and Diagnosis

    I've tried to feed the shrimp food soaked in the oregano oil mixture (1 drop of oregano and 5 ml of water since it's 86% carvacrol). The shrimp seems to hate the taste of any food I put in there with the mixture. It goes off and tries to feed on anything but the medicated food. I don't have any other food in the tub and took all the floaters out but seems to be feeding on naturally growing biofilm now.. I'm not sure if I am seeing any results. Should the reddish brown spots go away on it's own or does the shrimp have to molt it off? I've noticed it's been scratching itself a lot.
  9. alkemist

    Shrimp Diseases and Diagnosis

    Ok, thanks. I'll do that. Yes, I have the tub lightly aerated.
  10. jayc

    Shrimp Diseases and Diagnosis

    Yes, do that. Start reducing the food as well. Feed once every 2 days. Is the tub aerated?
  11. alkemist

    Shrimp Diseases and Diagnosis

    I am starting to doubt myself that it is an amano shrimp. Someone mentioned elsewhere that it might be a Malawa Shrimp? We have ghost shrimp in the US but I think they are different from the google search from Australian river shrimp. I ordered some oil of oregano that you listed off ebay and hope it will help. Unfortunately it will take a few good days to get here. In the meantime, I've been putting a little hydrogen peroxide in the water. So far it's still staying pretty hardy and eating. I put extra floating plants in the tub from the start of quarantine and today I dropped a small piece of algae tab in there. The shrimp still prefers to feed off the floaters. When I dose the food, should I remove the floaters so it concentrates on the medicated food? I have the floaters in there for comfort along with natural food and filtration.
  12. jayc

    Shrimp Diseases and Diagnosis

    If it is still eating, yes! Do all you can to care for the creatures in your charge. It doesn't hurt to add some.
  13. sdlTBfanUK

    Shrimp Diseases and Diagnosis

    Thats a great clear photo. I am still of the belief it isn't an amano, even that photo from the first night doesn't look like it is an amano. The cloudiness comes from the flesh under the shell and the usual tiny black dots are on the shell so the cloudiness wouldn't affect the visability of the usual tiny black dots. In fact it looks like our river shrimp, so maybe you have similar is USA? I personally wouldn't waste too much time/effort unless you are convinced it really is an amano. I would keep it in a seperate container in case it is sick and mull it over and just see what happens?
  14. alkemist

    Shrimp Diseases and Diagnosis

    Thanks for the links. I looked over the original disease post and it appears to be in the advanced stages. Do you think it can still be saved with the oil of oregano? Should I also try adding some hydrogen peroxide into the holding water? When I saw it in the store and in the bag on the way home, I was pretty sure it looked like an amano. I believe it had spots and dashes. Size was larger but was inline, imo, with a female amano. Though this photo is from the evening I put it in the tank. The top one has the markings of an amano and the bottom one is the sick shrimp in question. It lost all markings right away, but I thought the milkiness covered up the markings at that point. Also looks like the spot on the shrimp was a lot more mild than it is today. https://imgur.com/a/6ZGQztz
  15. sdlTBfanUK

    Shrimp Diseases and Diagnosis

    Are you sure this is even an Amano shrimp? It doesn't have any signs of the usual tiny black spots! Does it compare favourably with the other Amanos you have in size and shape etc?
  16. jayc

    Shrimp Diseases and Diagnosis

    It mustn't have any other additives. Definitely do not get the one with olive oil. How about this? ... https://www.ebay.com/itm/333691848858?_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item4db195889a:g:qUUAAOSwmNFfOrIX&amdata=enc%3AAQAGAAACkPYe5NmHp%2B2JMhMi7yxGiTJkPrKr5t53CooMSQt2orsSprd4IgPv6LBzlteBBg9Pe2s9Q3ArmIo1QP0X6Ta4faUbS2M1Ys3CL2Mu%2BelZ%2FmNyyn2BdrWifj%2F7eivVpHz3BkLBiSZFAl899%2BEGp6QvJ76aY8ZJzOqxmtowysTPUvKNsgBttVdLmLctFvkZyF5ZP0Lkiwy%2BfGGT%2B%2BNx%2B923ixcNKB7Maq%2FRsFRCHLU%2FIM1294sP1feactfoHDtRURtrhxNq%2Bh3vJ26jE8UcNgKyPmZeUkWqbt2XXNJzzh3e4zyGQ5flX2bva9fVk1tp9LVj2mIFPmHbin7rzA6ZKKP6MZZf9J0rxGzshZ1VsyOTsd%2BA9q5UDomLOHUSyzvIRuUehVAPwmRn2xc9RIHXJLHjVbw%2Bd1X9HvOmXiqInNsl2i3Ja7PoHpY1kL0OotKcXyfk1pSKnPJF%2B6bKeAvTBRVw3QcZzvOlrVNt5GEQ4kN6YHGSsT6vB%2FgXHhaBtcu6%2FMOvdl41pSorGNep5suafKBcPQP52nqxgnaMv8o%2FA1Nnyb%2BL2hwwaVhZmfcEudxUW%2F7MMmYV96LoTAMQLJjec%2F8WJIF36Wmg%2FTauktuv%2F%2B3Sgw5l2hruVTLNaFTF6bCJhAFcY9nPKI%2F%2Fzu3lhL3tHx09KUyQDzcKHSSOCf6rfGpvoJh2dpx8GTaF2nzYtL7vBHc%2FDbHeRKLSrdaak%2BE%2BeEl%2Bo7f9MzmFBshKzgoAEtZvqPM510vcJiZCqfOfeaLoGc%2F2P7x7n4b0NbtmHJWRhjU3LR0LNGywb476XnMuN2j7LP5%2BWOAyHIj97HUH%2FzlE7VdskJbr8DR4OIzc0hgeZ%2FKzVavZYGA%2BZcmnp1713PWb91n5|clp%3A2334524|tkp%3ABFBMsP-csqJf or https://www.ebay.com/itm/151500138650?hash=item23461ca89a:g:kx8AAOSwexNanr62 or https://www.ebay.com/itm/153875179746?_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item23d3ace8e2:g:IWwAAOSwahVfwbOU&amdata=enc%3AAQAGAAACkPYe5NmHp%2B2JMhMi7yxGiTJkPrKr5t53CooMSQt2orsStEKTPzZMfQmny3knR97t0KB2ArgpXVEqh%2F6kDVwf%2Byipwmqr8UtRzMFvfzZHqKiVojCKuKlOPutvULi2ojWd%2Bfcr%2FMTZPTfK3iFPqvS0WsyIuwzFVj%2Bm%2FV8HzL8K5E2Kj8OsOEMN6TjpMh6aUm9oVNPogum3Su9XHhVkx13Lp6HE4omsSNkeUNBJQixERlhjL%2FaPKMQLn8ljERSEIQuZhxRArt%2Bm9jLOJkn0yTFRxoi8sMpAW9C7i6f%2FXPa%2Bf1XyQZZVBxzAOn7J%2B7R%2BzkhX02Fu2ek9XrguI6MyG%2BG8VdTs8%2Fd4%2B6tXvhqNjs3JW%2BV%2FXQMWmRsXk3QWmPjKiqaHitzddW9A4sImIFIjTLfndrkgWCgu6ta7sx3iYzr4YDUu%2BNANJtBRKoZUzLii6Y9aJoXmAKqrqLeGHnqULHyhdNtHJWdyZkHrQpBo2sngaW63Zw4liEy3r0D7NitRz4KeZpIKc45uKecQKVUr0OjmDTd7e8aPc1eyaIrLpNzvqANgfmC5Mf4Ar7qM2NQ%2F3irQG%2FH%2FSwAppSMfZGZb%2FgoBw1B9jYiiTK1xrlqg6kvtcPLih33SR1dME4WJOonnoIsHY6mGFEZpzq6RYYbI%2Fs2h%2FCXtFjCGJhBIVlBhvCyVDu2%2BXGZc5CGhsZzC7GM%2FqS3CiyFK%2BaIOUQap2GXH2KmyewZVW9CdMOieveuJCy4wCSsJ3tkLlcC3bLgePlnpgPJp5%2FNmiH%2F3euF7GD2ivV6SuiaDz7hglEk45Z%2FvB85knM%2BBkqXwtt1scOT%2FIUwINhAdAn0Y22ZKb31P4HXntGNqyfRz8GvkLpkhrQRf92uJ0Psm|clp%3A2334524|tkp%3ABFBMsv-csqJf
  17. alkemist

    Shrimp Diseases and Diagnosis

    Thanks for getting back to me. I’m looking into oil of oregano options and it looks like there are products all over the map, especially ones that don’t list the carvacrol %. The ones that have carvacrol 80%+ all seem to be mixed with something, such as olive oil. Is that safe to use? I saw one that was supposed to be easy to mix with water as well (even though this will be dosed in food).
  18. jayc

    Shrimp Diseases and Diagnosis

    It looks like a bacterial infection. Especially with the Brown spots (or Chitinolytic bacterial) disease. Turning milky white coloured (muscular necrosis) sorta confirms a bacterial infection. It's good that it is still eating. I would suggest reading this thread linked below ... https://skfaquatics.com/forum/forums/topic/5052-shrimp-diseases-and-diagnosis/?do=findComment&comment=70743 Especially the bit about treatment using Carvacrol 80+% (Oregano oil). Dilute 1 drop of Oregano oil 80+% to 90 drops of water (1:90ratio). Use this diluted oregano oil and add it to algae wafer and feed it to the shrimp. Keep this treatment of feeding carvacrol infused food to the shrimp for 3 days. Do not drip the oil into the tank directly. It has to be soaked into the food. You should be able to find Carvacrol oil online on Ebay or Amazon or in health food shops. Make sure you keep this shrimp separated, as Chitinolytic bacterial disease is highly contagious to the other shrimp.
  19. alkemist

    Shrimp Diseases and Diagnosis

    What is wrong with my amano shrimp? I've had this shrimp in an established planted tank for a couple months. After drip acclimating and placing it in my tank, it turned a milky cloudy color. I think I noticed a spot or two on it at the time, there seems to be more. It's hard to tell because they hide all the time. I never thought it would last this long but it has. I have it separated but it's acting normal and eating. I have other amanos in my tank but they do not appear to be affected. When I got it from my LFS, the shrimp was being difficult, zipping around the tank and even tried to jump but hit the guys hand and fell back into the tank. I purchased another amano out of the same tank on the same trip and it does not show any of the same issues. I'm pretty stumped. All my searching online end in no results or dead ends.
  20. sdlTBfanUK

    Here we go again, again!

    I thought I should do an update on this. There are a few shrimps still alive in the tank but in all honesty this has not worked out as I hoped, obviously! I will just continue with the fish in this tank plus the odd surviving shrimps of neocaridina and caridina. I do have the new substrate to start a new tank but that is a bit unlikely, unless I move house at some point where it would make more sense to start afresh! Anyway, at this point I won't bother continuing with this thread, unless some miracle happens................ Simon
  21. sdlTBfanUK

    Do shrimp need to eat antibiotics?

    Sorry to hear that your problem has started again. Unfortunately I don't think I can be of any assistance but hopefully someone will at some point. Did you mean 'food mixed with antibodies' or should that have been antibiotics? I can only assume though it was something related to the tank change (different water parameters maybe) that caused it, are they now in with other shrimp and are those ok?
  22. Kaizen088

    Shrimp ID Help Please

    It and the three others that I got at the same time have always stayed the same colour.
  23. Crabby

    Shrimp ID Help Please

    Interesting. My initial thought was a green jade as Simon said, but I can see how it could potentially be a chameleon. Let us know if you see it displaying any other colours or patterns.
  24. Hello folks, Short story - I have the same problem as last year with only certain shrimps getting shortened antennae disease. They don't grow up to be full size, and the antennae start to get shorter and shorter. After about a month they eventually die. This only affects a certain type of shrimp. For example, last year it took out 6/7 of the shadow pandas, but the 7th one grew up to full size and lived a long life. The RWP and BB were unaffected as well. I tried quarantine and treatment with various antibiotics, and even a full tank dose with one, but it didn't seem to work. This year, it seems to be affecting the 3 RWP I moved over from another tank. I read some articles having to do with industrial shrimp farming, and often they mention feeding the shrimp food mixed with antibodies. So I wonder if that is the key for making meds to treat affected shrimp, or will they just absorb it from the water anyway? BTW, I am doing the "standard" antibacterial things like lowering pH, add tannin extract, etc. Addendum: I can't get oxytetracycline in the US. Which is closer, minocycline, or doxycycline?
  25. jayc

    Shrimp ID Help Please

    Definitely not a OE Tiger. Looks like a North Australian Chameleon Shrimp or Ninja Shrimp. The Chameleon shrimp can have stripes depending on it's mood, and might have been mistaken for a Tiger shrimp. Where/who did you but it from? It's a native to QLD, so the likelihood of finding one in your area isn't too surprising.
  26. sdlTBfanUK

    Shrimp ID Help Please

    That looks like a green Jade with a back stripe and is very pretty and healthy looking. I would say it is a female from the shape. It should be ok for a while but if it breeds with the orange eye (or any other cherry shrimp other than green) you will likely get boring clear or brown shrimp as they are reverting back to 'wild'. This will happen even in a single colour tank as well if you do not regularly cull poor quality shrimps, but will not be as quick as when mixing colours? Any idea what you want to do with it?
  27. Hi all, I just got back into shrimp keeping after a long break. This guy was sold as an Orange Eyed Tiger, was hoping to get confirmation.
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