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  2. jayc

    Welcome Spongy

    Unfortunately the stuff that would kill snails also kills shrimps. Trap for snails also trap shrimps. So it's really just picking them out manually, including what Crabby mentioned above.
  3. jayc

    I'm away for 2 weeks

    Yes thank you. I had a great time off. Almost didn't want to come back, except I have a dog, fish and shrimps to come back to that needed my attention.
  4. Today
  5. Crabby

    Welcome Spongy

    What have you been doing? I removed snails by putting out veggies at night and pulling them up in the morning with all the snails. I also squish any bladder snails I see on the glass. Cruel but effective.
  6. Crabby

    My 110 L Community Tank

    Thanks Simon. I hadn’t thought about the heater, that could be a possibility. As could breeding damage, as I have males and caves, though I haven’t seen any breeding behaviour. It does look like marks and not protruding. I’m thinking it’s probably a heater burn, and I think they will go away on their own, yes?
  7. Crabby

    I'm away for 2 weeks

    Glad you’re back, hope you had a good time.
  8. Yeah once I have a net I’ll harvest regularly. Mozzies suck. Also thx for that bloodworms tip, that’s awesome! I don’t think I’ll have a problem with leaf litter after last night... flooding and leaves everywhere, hail damage to stuff outside, and electricity is down for 24 hours. Hoping my tanks will be okay. And I’ll get to a local lake soon and find some daphnia I think. Also Simon... Bertie the betta is the best name 😁
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  10. I've had these snails in my tank for over a year and I don't know what kind they are. They're incredibly hardy and unknowingly got them attached to some plants I got at petsmart. If anyone can ID them please help me! I live these guys and they're the only snails that have survived living with my goldfish.
  11. Spongy

    Welcome Spongy

    LOVING IT! x Fooking snails though. Any way to reduce the size without having to do what I've been doing? x
  12. Spongy

    Welcome Spongy

    Hiya all, been a while, thought I'd catch you up. Shrimptopia has become crazy! The varieties I've got are lush. It's got so bad now I have a 12 lt tank I've just set up for breeding. LOVE IT! LOVE SHRIMPLES! x There is literally no-where in my tank I look without smiling. Photo's en-route. x
  13. Steensj2004

    Aquamaxx 17.1 Gallon Caridina Tank Build

    Ahhhh, I’m following. To be fair, winter here has only had ,”Winter like” wrath for a few day’s. Been around 60-79 degrees F. I’ve also tried a new food, it’s called Rephashy Super Green. The shrimp love it, and you can make homemade shrimp lolli sticks by using bbq skewers! Just saw I lost a shrimp, looks like a moly gone wrong. Bummer. She’ll was shifted oddly, I assume that’s what caused it.
  14. Steensj2004

    Aquamaxx 17.1 Gallon Caridina Tank Build

    Ahhhh, I’m following. To be fair, winter here has only had ,”Winter like” wrath for a few day’s. Been around 60-79 degrees F. I’ve also tried a new food, it’s called Rephashy Super Green. The shrimp love it, and you can make homemade shrimp lolli sticks by using bbq skewers!
  15. sdlTBfanUK

    Aquamaxx 17.1 Gallon Caridina Tank Build

    They stop breeding in winter here, though that was compounded by the fact they probably only reached maturity just as winter started, D'OH! I now have to play the annoying waiting game, and probably won't get baby shrimp until April! I just hope I can keep these adults alive until then, otherwise a shopping spree may be in order - desperately holding off from doing that too early................ I am really pleased yours is working so well now though! Simon
  16. Steensj2004

    Aquamaxx 17.1 Gallon Caridina Tank Build

    Still pretty tiny. I can see patterns, barely, but even that is hard to see. No colors yet. Really? I wonder why your shrimp aren’t breeding?
  17. sdlTBfanUK

    My 110 L Community Tank

    First the disclaimer - I have no experience with these fish whatsoever so what follows id based on some research on the internet only. The mark seems similar to that caused on some peoples fish caused by heater burn and I see you have a long glass heater so the mark could have been caused by that? The breeding of these fish seems to involve the male cornering the female somewhere, caves or rocks usually and this can be quite aggressive. From the little research I did the male is plumper than the female so this could be a female (looks slim) that a male tried cornering to mate, the mark again looks similar to pictures I saw where the marks were thought to be from mating? Is it just marks on the skin or does it protrude when seen side on from the skin, like fungus? Hopefully someone with experience of these fish will give their thought but this may give you a starting point. Obviously you can eliminate the breeding ritual if you only have the one of these fish etc? I see you have (beautiful) rock which has edges? Love the ember tetras by the way! Simon
  18. sdlTBfanUK

    Harvesting Live Foods from Local Waterways

    As JayC says, keep harvesting them, but on the plus side you should get them constantly in your bucket if they are around that area. We have that here as we have lakes (no flow) and so there are loads in summer and I saw one on the inside of a window just a couple of days ago so they are still around here even in winter. I have even had them appear in the small container that the daphnia are kept in indoors. If they are the same as ours they get freakishly big considering they turn into something so small but bertie the betta gets so excited chasing them when they are put in his tank. Keep them well harvested as per JayC! If you can think of somewhere with permanently still water nearby it may be worth seeing if there is daphnia in there, a park or reservoir, or a neighbour or friend with a pond in their garden etc, as long as it is ok to take from it. The daphnia breed prolifically so you don't need much to start a breeding programme? Simon
  19. sdlTBfanUK

    I'm away for 2 weeks

    Great to see you back, I hope you had a great time! Simon
  20. Blazepelt

    I'm away for 2 weeks

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaay!
  21. jayc

    I'm away for 2 weeks

    I'm baacckkkk!
  22. You don't want to breed mozzies, so harvest regularly. Add some leaf litter into your bucket and eventually bloodworms can be found too.
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  24. Crabby

    My 110 L Community Tank

    I just noticed my longfin has a patch of white on his head/nose, not sure what it is but it sure as heck wasn’t there yesterday! Just a scrape, or bacterial/fungal?
  25. Wow, your friend is pretty lucky! Sadly none of my local stores (there are quite a few) sell live food, but I have found some mosquito larvae in a pot in the backyard! It must have collected water the last time it rained, so I think I’m going to tip some of that water into my bucket with the larvae. Otherwise it could just stay there I guess, and I could use the bucket for water changes again. Now I just need a small shrimp net to catch them.
  26. sdlTBfanUK

    Harvesting Live Foods from Local Waterways

    I seem to be able to keep daphnia indoors for 4-6 weeks and then it crashes, threw last lot away this week, though you shouldn't have this problem outside. A friend tried the outside bucket a while ago and he got bloodworms in his, no idea how they got there, but he was well pleased! Freinds coming next weekend so hopefully there are still daphnia alive in the lakes, though it has suddenly turned cold here so will have to wait and see? If your local fish shop sells daphnia live food then you could buy some and put that in the bucket. You should use old tank water to change half the water every now and again and yeast is very very cheap as food if you get daphnia, not sure about mosquito larvae though? I hope you get something for/in the bucket soon, good luck! Simon
  27. sdlTBfanUK

    My 110 L Community Tank

    Great t have an update and you have a lot going on there, good luck with it and hopefully you will get baby guppies in a few days. I can't offer any advise unfortunately (no experience with that) but hopefully someone else can, but I look forward to seeing the photos you took. Simon
  28. I've set up a bucket for mosquito larvae (and whatever else wants to live in it) outside in partial shade. No food to be found yet, although my cat still insists on drinking the water 🙂. She found her way into a bucket with a very low dilution of meds the other day, and has been trying to drink my water when acclimating new fish... just glad she hasn't slurped one yet! I haven't been able to find anything in the river so will just stick to my trusty bucket.
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