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  2. Hi, I'm a newbee in Neocaridina breeding. And I am Dutch, which may account for my terrible English. I will do my best, however. I would like to cross Bloody May with Blue Dream and select against wild types en chocs. My intention is to maintain a population with reds and blues only. I understand that the genetics are complex ant the number of genes involved unknown. It is said that both lines are derived form a chocolate lineage. Therefore, I expect that the wild type or chocolate fenotypes /genotypes in F1, F2 etc could be limited or even absent. I cannot find any significant data on this on Internet, however. Is there anybody who can help me out on this by experience or literature?
  3. Wisnerd

    Welcome Wisnerd

    Shrimp Keepers Forum welcomes Wisnerd. 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
  4. LCM94

    Renewed Tank

    thanks! I know about CO2 rules and am used to it :) I will get the taiwan bees tomorrow morning as they were shipped this afternoon. I will post the pictures.
  5. sdlTBfanUK

    Renewed Tank

    Thanks for updating us and I'm pleased it seems to be working better now. The tank looks fabulous as well and the shrimp will be very happy in there! Go carefully with the C02 though and I hope to see your taiwan bee shrimp soon? Simon
  6. LCM94

    Renewed Tank

    Hi For those who read my last issues in this thread below, I have completely renewed the tank. Introduction of a spider wood of some sort polluted my tech soil definitely. So removed everything, changed the soil to a standard JBL Manado Dark soil, so I won't have to worry about changing it for a while. I kept the plants but threw away the soil & the woods I used to have. Plants were kept. After 6 weeks of running it empty I introduced last week CRS S to SSS type. They are doing fine. I use 100% RO water with salty shrimp for Caridinas. Parameters seem all perfect. CO2 to help plants grow. Just wanted to open a live topic to show you the evolution and breeding I will have when I will introduce this week some Taiwan Bees Pandas & Red Wines. The results should be interesting. I am not looking into breeding specific types, just want to see how thing goes with this breedings. Anyway here are a couple of pics.
  7. sdlTBfanUK

    Cherry Shrimp Dying

    I would just test the KH of the tank and make sure it is still 3 and if it is leave it alone, that's the figure you want. I use a separate KH+ (elixir) for the one tank I want to add some KH and I already have the GH+ anyway. It is a bit more complicated than buying the GH/KH combined but not that much once you get used to it. You are aiming to keep it at 3-4, so aim for 3 as it is easier to increase than decrease. I think JayC probably knows of a cheap KH alternative cooking product or ingredient (if I remember correctly, I want to say bicarbonate of soda but don't rely on that, something similar?) rather than buying a special product which is obviously more expensive so see what he has to say later! If the first drop was pale yellow then it probably is 0, the reason it went darker will be down to the adding of more tester fluid. The GH+ usually has no KH so with RO water it is usually 0 but you can't test for zero as that requires adding zero drops, and therein you are starting down the road to insanity............. If you are that bothered (and you shouldn't be really) you can increase the volume of water, ie double (10ml) each drop is .5 KH, or 4 times the water (20ml) each drop is .25 KH and so on, however it will be so diluted you probably won't be able to se any colour anyway as it is difficult enough to see the colour in 5ml? Simon
  8. jayc

    Cherry Shrimp Dying

    Not that much of a problem if you got the GH+ instead of GH/KH+. All you need to do is add Bi Card Soda (not baking soda), which you might already have in the kitchen. Go slow. A bit of Bicarb goes a long way to increasing KH. I suggest dissolving 1/4 teaspoon in some tank water. Do this in a small container. Then drop a couple of drops of this into the tank. Any extra can be stored in an empty bottle for next time. Re-test KH.
  9. WaldoDude

    Cherry Shrimp Dying

    Hello, so i've done my first water change using RO water. Now, I used Salty Shrimp Bee Shrimp GH+ as it was the only one my lfs had. I realised this doesn't have KH like the Salty Shrimp GH/KH+, so my question is do I need to add anything else to the water for KH? So following the dosage on the product, I got a GH of 7 with a TDS of 140 and KH of 0-1 (maybe 2, it went a little yellow at the first drop, and solid yellow at the 2nd drop). Cheers!
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  11. closerhornet6

    Welcome closerhornet6

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  12. danielgraves

    Pixie Hawk, reef safe??

    Rhetorical question, those are my cleaner shrimps antenna hanging from his mouth, who by the way let my shrimp clean him the day prior. He's now traded in. Awesome fish just not peaceful enough for my tank.
  13. Ludwiggg17

    Shrimp id questions

    Well I wouldn't be able to pay for one because i'm still in junior high and my parents are a little bit strict when it comes to online transactions. But anyway, here are some pics: 8 spikes adult (24x @ 12 MP) 10 or 12 spikes juvie (24x @ 12MP) 10/12 spikes juvie (24x @ 12 MP) Gold Spots unknown # of spikes (12x @ 16MP w/ horrible lighting) I had another photo which i couldn't send but here are the links to them: https://imgbox.com/ylr0MOXC# https://imgbox.com/KsBUQDVJ https://imgbox.com/p9ZoBmRn
  14. jayc

    Shrimp id questions

    Yes, it usually means they are different species. They might be very closely related, but are considered different species. Correct. Colour cannot be used to consistently identify shrimp species. Take the humble RCS Red Cherry shrimp for example. You can get super bright red RCS, to dull splotchy red RCS and even no colour transparent (aka wild type). RCS vary in colour, but they are still all RCS. There might be species specific spots or stripes that can be used to distinguish different species however. Physical shape of the body can also be used as an ID. Would love to see your pics. But be mindful, that the free SKFA account has a limit of the size of photos that can be uploaded. The paid accounts don't have that issue.
  15. Ludwiggg17

    Shrimp id questions

    Hello everyone, recently I got a clip-on macro lens for my phone and I started trying macro photography. I have on hand quite a few unidentified shrimp I caught from a mountain spring a year ago. All of them look quite nice in the pics with similar shaped rostrums but I noticed some have different numbers of spikes on their rostrum. Since I don't know much about shrimp morphology I need some help answering these questions: Do different number of spikes on the rostrum mean different species? or do the number of spikes vary in the shrimp's age? Is color in shrimp not that important in identification?
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  17. HarleySpicedLatte

    Welcome HarleySpicedLatte

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  18. Lizzy

    72 litre 90 F shallow build

    Sweet, I'll check out the website. Always good to find quality Aussie suppliers
  19. Subtlefly

    72 litre 90 F shallow build

    The majority of the plants are coming from Aquarzon Australia. Adrian is an absolute champion- they are his shrimp as well:)
  20. Lizzy

    72 litre 90 F shallow build

    Where are you sourcing the Buce from? I have Rasbora Briggitae (chilli) in a 30 cube with shrimp. I love them. The colour is insane for a fish. Looking forward to seeing this grow in.
  21. sdlTBfanUK

    72 litre 90 F shallow build

    Can't wait to see it with all the plants in place. I ordered 6 of those fish for my tank just as lockdown happened. I also ordered 6 chilli rasbora to go in the same tank. Place sent 12 chilli instead of 6 of each which I was a bit miffed with but hey I was lucky to get anything at that time and had they had to wait a week longer I probably wouldn't have got anything so I am not holding it against them and I still have 11 alive so they were good healthy stock. I prefer the 'dwarf spotted rasbora' (as we know them here) you are getting so I may try getting some again at some stage, when things settle more or I need some other fish! Simon
  22. Subtlefly

    72 litre 90 F shallow build

    Ok so the filter is eheim ecco 130 Light is onf flat one+ 60 cm Here is the plant list - Bucephalandra Alexis x 1 Rare Bucephalandra micro x 1 Other assorted short leaf small buce Including Rare black catherinae X 1 Galaxy X 1 Ovalis mini X 1 uncommon dward needle fern fissidens Vietnam Peacock Moss X 2 True Christmas Moss X 1 Willow Moss X 2 Hygrofila Pinnatifida x 1 Anubias Nana Petite X 1 Anubias Coin X 1 Anubias Lanceolata/Glabra (narrow leaf) X 2 dwarf hair grass belem tissue culture x 10 pots rotala walichii (stems) Alternanthera reineckii 'Mini' (stems) Have purchased 7 high grade blue dream shrimp 24 rasboras merah Plants should arrive later this week - then filled, planted and cycled as soon as possible for livestock Have a great day sub
  23. Lizzy

    72 litre 90 F shallow build

    Tank looks nice. Which filter will you use? What's the light fixture? Livestock?
  24. sdlTBfanUK

    72 litre 90 F shallow build

    Looking good, I look forward to seeing how it progresses! Simon
  25. Subtlefly

    72 litre 90 F shallow build

    Ok! Tank is finally ready to go! I will be setting up the hardscape now
  26. pacific blue eyed rainbows are no worse than neons, glowlights rasboras or embers. So it should be okay, but with any living creature, there are no guarantees.
  27. hi guys and girls I have a 72g tank heavily planted tank. I have 30 or so rcs. 5 corys, and about 24 fish (neons, glowlights, rasboras, embers). I really love the look of the pacific blue eyed rainbow (Pseudomugil signifer). I am a bit worried about the size of the adults. I know they may/will snack on some babies. Has anyone kept them with shrimp without loosing their entire population? Or am I just asking for a masacre. Thanx Richard
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