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  2. jayc

    Cherry Shrimp dying

    We really need to know the water parameters before we can give you advice. Ideally, you should have taken a reading of the original water parameters the shrimp came in. And compared it to your own tank parameters. Otherwise how would you know an hour and a half of drip acclimating is enough. The water in your tank can be on the opposite direction to the water the shrimp came in.
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  4. jayc

    New tank setup for yellow shrimps.

    Ooo new toy. I'm no guru. I'm still learning 😀
  5. 4_cookies

    Welcome 4_cookies

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  6. Cesar

    Welcome Leenaz

    Welcome to SKF @Leenaz
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    Welcome Wafflecat

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    Welcome chongkt

    Welcome to SKF chongkt! Sent from my iPhone using Shrimp Keepers Forum
  9. jayc

    Sick tetras

    Well that says it's for parasites lol. But it also does fin rot. So, yeah. All good then.
  10. beanbag

    "Vacation food" didn't work as expected

    My shrimp don't like to eat leaf products, for some reason. Everybody else's shrimp seem to like spinach, etc. But any food that grows a fuzz, by shrimp extra don't like. Your vacation feeding procedure does sound good, though.
  11. You're welcome. Hopefully you never need to use medication. But if you do, we have a list of it's effects here.
  12. jojowhisky

    "Rocky" issues

    Some of the rocks i had. Light grey being either seiryu or sekyri rock, till now i cant be sure. Reddish coloured rock is dragon stone. (Safer option) Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
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  14. Kingo

    Bare bottoms!

    Now that I have your attention, no I am not talking about images of the next big shrimpstagram models - I’m talking breeding tanks. After a just few years into the hobby, I have finally succumbed to MTS and now have put together a (very) humble shrimp rack - thanks to a mate’s gentle (but consistent 😀) nudging. Its fully insulated for our harsh Qld summers as it’s out on our balcony, it’s modular and able to have tanks added in, able to quarantine a single tank and is also ready for a second tier of Caridina tanks once my numbers grow and I get around to drilling for a full plumbed in sump setup. As with all things shrimp related for me, it’s the next tier of a constant experiment I seem to be emersing 🤦‍♂️ myself deeper into. Dad jokes aside, I am still loving every minute of it, learning a bunch and enjoying the company of like minded hobbyists... The rack is set up for just breeding Neos at the moment and I wanted to hear people’s thoughts and opinions on bare bottoms or not - I have taken a few ‘culls’ from friends which have coloured up immensely since going into my well planted display. Does this mean culls could sometimes be a bad call (for bad quality) if taken from bare bottoms? Perhaps it means great colour on a bare bottomed tank would mean much better quality when the shrimp finds a home in a display? With a darker substrate (at least for some colours) it is easier to grade straight from the tank.. I know I am asking questions that have undoubtedly been asked countless times before from the Great Shrimokeepers of old, (I couldn’t find anything specifically on it) but I am wondering if there are new thoughts on the subject. Pro’s? Cons? Are there strong opinions on either way out there? Forget the Neos and stay with the caridinas? Stop over thinking it and just do it?
  15. Rare Aqua

    Baby Amarinus Lacustris

    For anyone wanting to know about baby Amarinus Lacustris care, development etc I hope I answer your questions below, Once a female crab has shed her skin a male crab with copulate, 'hug' belly to belly for about 10 mins to 1 hour, after 24hours eggs should be visible in the females abdominal egg flap, females can carry anywhere from 10 - 40 (possibly 50) eggs at a single time, depending on water temperature eggs hatch in 3-6 weeks, in cold water hatching speed will decrease (4-6 weeks) and tropical (3 weeks Minimum), young are fully formed transparent replicas of their parents after 2 moults they achieve their sandy brown colouring. the young feed on bacterial, decaying organic matter and infusoria. it takes about 2.5 months to reach sexual maturity (faster in warmer water). It is best to separate baby crabs from adults as they may predate on the offspring if food is scarce. I cannot add images due to file size restrictions, email me if you would like photos or to talk via email at zebradanio88@hotmail.com View full article
  16. Thanks for the detailed reply. I had already done these things earlier: approx 15% water change. My main water is RO + salty shrimp, and as I mentioned earlier, I used to have a slowly rising TDS and GH problem, so I always add in slightly diluted water. However, I think the rising TDS issue recently stopped, so in the last few days, I "accidentally" dropped my GH from 6-7 into 5-6, and my TDS from 150's into 130's. 1/5th dose of Melafix (being very conservative here) added more IAL + most of the tannic boil water added a dried but non-boiled mulberry leaf I'll try to get some kind of dripper set up to do a bigger water change. In the meantime, I'm concerned about my other CRS (singular), which became inactive at around the same time as the deceased one. (So probably they got zapped by the same thing) It's not totally inactive, but usually moves from one spot to another every minute or so. It often waves its front claws around and seems to rub or groom something on it's face or front legs, but I haven't seen it pick at anything (i.e. eat) in the last few days. Didn't respond the Bacter AE dosing, and didn't respond to food placed elsewhere in the tank. Have you seen this kind of behavior before? I attach a picture here. It's hard to tell if it is pink or not on the inside due to the lighting. Sometimes the insides look like clear-gray, but if there is strong light from above, I think it goes thru the red part of their shell and reddens the internals. Anyway, I am fairly sure that earlier today I saw gray-clear parts on the inside. Edit: just now looked at the shrimp from the underside and it doesn't seem pink, at least in the tail section. Edit2: no, wait maybe it is a little pink after all. Dang, hard to tell. Edit 3: Here's another picture with different lighting, and now the insides look like that clear-grey color Regarding the oregano oil, I looked at the gill discoloration thread, and didn't see any recommendation for water column dosing, only food dipping. But I am not sure this guy is going to eat if I put him in quarantine. Looking back at my shrimp keeping notebook, the only two things that could of "zapped' the two CRS are me adding a few tablespoons more substrate, or when I trimmed some plants and stirred things up a lot.
  17. Fishlover

    Low grade Cherry shrimp

    Nice thanks for the reply i will try get some high grades if they ever coming here where l live
  18. Fishlover

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    Welcome Jørgen Hjorth

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  20. Krummy13

    Welcome Krummy13

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  21. Happy Holidays! Our final SKF newsletter of 2018 and it's full of new posts from around the world. SKF wishes you the very best to you and your loved ones this holiday season and a great new year! == Popular Posts Rip Mr Diamond jojowhisky November 21 Hi all,Its a sad day. Lost one of my crystal which i named mr diamond, just assumed he is a male because of his size(newbie).Prior to his death i saw a larger crystal "fighting" with him, they had the… 63 comments How do you feed powdered food jojowhisky November 24 Hello everyone, im sorry for the lame stupid question but i guess if its something i dont know, i just got to ask! I just bought some spirulina powder from the store. Because its gonna make the shrim… 10 comments Crystal red shrimp keep dying. help please supermansteve32 November 29 Hi, I have Crystal red shrimp and I successfully raised and bred them in a 15 gallon tank but after I moved them to a larger 60 gallon tank they all slowly die off. I started off with the 30 I had … 10 comments Strange female Freddie November 14 I've had the girl since I started my shrimp tank. Any clue as to what might have created this gem. 9 comments Colour of baby shrimps jojowhisky November 28 Hi everyone, Spotted an "off" colour amongst the fire red babies in my tank last night.Is this a common occurance? Looks to be light blue amdist the moss and dark blue on the substrate? First batch o… 9 comments "Vacation food" didn't work as expected beanbag Wednesday at 11:13 PM Hello folks, To prepare for a vacation, I did a four day test run. I put in a pellet of "snowflake" (soy husk) food as well as a boiled leaf of mulberry. Here's what happened: day 1: The … 7 comments What are all the reasons shrimp become inactive? beanbag November 19 Hello folks, I have a problem with shrimp being inactive. Maybe it would be useful to have a thread where we can just start listing all the reasons so that it can be a checklist for others. I… 6 comments Birth control for CRS colony? beanbag November 13 Hello folks, If I get a batch of CRS for a small tank, is there a way for me to prevent the shrimp from having babies? I want the colony to only get up to a certain size and then stop. I don'… 6 comments Ghost Shrimp Turned White... help! Elizabeth November 14 I’ve had the ghost shrimp for at least 3 months. About 2 months ago 4 of the 6 turned white. I’ve been waiting for them to die (assuming muscle necrosis), but they haven’t. One of the white ladies … 4 comments BASICS for Shrimp keeping video sdlTBfanUK November 20 This is a very good video on the basics if you are new to shrimps. It is called 'How to breed shrimp', not sure why as it is generally everything and a very good and clear video guide?. … 3 comments Latest Forum Posts Was this bacterial infection, or something else? beanbag 8 hours ago Hello folks, Sadly, I lost another shrimp today. I'll try to make this not TLDR, but still provide info. When I first got this guy, it was pretty active for the first 2-3 weeks and gradual… 3 comments "Vacation food" didn't work as expected beanbag Wednesday at 11:13 PM Hello folks, To prepare for a vacation, I did a four day test run. I put in a pellet of "snowflake" (soy husk) food as well as a boiled leaf of mulberry. Here's what happened: day 1: The … 7 comments What am I doing wrong? Onyxiss Wednesday at 12:01 AM Hey peeps, So I'm a newbie shrimp owner (literally like a week ago) and just looking for some information on things I'm doing wrong or not doing at all that I should be. I have a 30L tank … 2 comments Ohaple's Beginner Shrimp Tanks ohaple Tuesday at 01:26 PM Hello, I have recently started working towards keeping shrimp. We keep other terrestrial invertebrates (isopods, mantises, and cockroaches) and thought that shrimp would pose an interesting new… 1 comments Crystal red shrimp keep dying. help please supermansteve32 November 29 Hi, I have Crystal red shrimp and I successfully raised and bred them in a 15 gallon tank but after I moved them to a larger 60 gallon tank they all slowly die off. I started off with the 30 I had … 10 comments My Crystal Reds Tank Video Aqua Jai November 29 Hey guys! I'm new to the forum and also to shrimpkeeping. Started with the hobby about 3 months ago and really enjoying it! Really wanted to make a shrimp series of the progress of my tanks… 1 comments Galaxy pinto with TB crossbreed? greysmithy November 27 Hello guys, I am curios how a cross-breed would look like between the galaxy pinto and the TB. Does anyone here have a picture of the cross-breed? I would love to see how they look. I h… 3 comments How to fix my CO2 diffuser Aqualover November 25 I just bought a co2 kit for the ista 0.5 tank with the 2 in 1 bubble counter and diffuser, so after three 3 days with the diffuser working perfectly then suddenly my air tube had a hole in it which… 2 comments How do you feed powdered food jojowhisky November 24 Hello everyone, im sorry for the lame stupid question but i guess if its something i dont know, i just got to ask! I just bought some spirulina powder from the store. Because its gonna make the shrim… 10 comments Rip Mr Diamond jojowhisky November 21 Hi all,Its a sad day. Lost one of my crystal which i named mr diamond, just assumed he is a male because of his size(newbie).Prior to his death i saw a larger crystal "fighting" with him, they had the… 63 comments BASICS for Shrimp keeping video sdlTBfanUK November 20 This is a very good video on the basics if you are new to shrimps. It is called 'How to breed shrimp', not sure why as it is generally everything and a very good and clear video guide?. … 3 comments What are all the reasons shrimp become inactive? beanbag November 19 Hello folks, I have a problem with shrimp being inactive. Maybe it would be useful to have a thread where we can just start listing all the reasons so that it can be a checklist for others. I… 6 comments Strange female Freddie November 14 I've had the girl since I started my shrimp tank. Any clue as to what might have created this gem. 9 comments Ghost Shrimp Turned White... help! Elizabeth November 14 I’ve had the ghost shrimp for at least 3 months. About 2 months ago 4 of the 6 turned white. I’ve been waiting for them to die (assuming muscle necrosis), but they haven’t. One of the white ladies … 4 comments Birth control for CRS colony? beanbag November 13 Hello folks, If I get a batch of CRS for a small tank, is there a way for me to prevent the shrimp from having babies? I want the colony to only get up to a certain size and then stop. I don'… 6 comments GH too high Zailyn November 11 Hi, so last night I saw on of my Sakura shrimp struggling to molt. I didn't know how I could help so I let it be. Now I woke up this morning to 3 dead shrimp all looking like they were tr… 2 comments Welcome Our New Members Welcome OpaleShrimp Welcome Spitking Welcome joricano Welcome Onyxiss Welcome Swival187 Welcome ohaple Welcome RedLeopard Welcome waverz Welcome cypho23 Welcome supermansteve32 Welcome Aqua Jai Welcome RATDOG Welcome greysmithy Welcome Juliehedstroem89 Welcome Qhao Welcome pixel_pixelized Welcome sskruzr Welcome Aqualover Welcome Swiss Welcome Robbie 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. You can unsubscribe by clicking on: *|unsubscribe|*
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  24. jayc

    What am I doing wrong?

    What plants do you have? You only mentioned Java moss. What lights are you using? It might not be enough for the plants you have in the tank. Is this tap water? And what are you using to raise GH? It a constant adjustment that is required as part of your weekly water change. GH being mainly made up of Calcium and Magnesium, fluctuates due to evaporation of water, or it's used up by Shrimps for their carapace, or the plants use some up. So this is where a weekly discipline of water changes is required. Measure the tank's GH. Adjust your new water to the suitable level to bring GH up or down to the ideal levels for your type of shrimp, in this case Cherries - so GH6-8. Especially if your new water has low GH/KH as found in RO or rain water or even Melbourne tap water. <-- these types of water need added "salts" ie Calcium Sulfate & Magnesium Sulfate. If you invest in a TDS meter, this job of measurements can be made a lot easier. Rather than measuring GH/KH each time. You use the TDS meter to measure TDS to determine when a water change is required. Don't add it. Shrimps cannot handle too much phosphates, but phosphate is also one of the know causes for algae growth. If you are experiencing algae growth, particularly hair algae, check your Nitrates too.
  25. joricano

    Welcome joricano

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  26. Onyxiss

    Welcome Onyxiss

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  27. Hello, I have recently started working towards keeping shrimp. We keep other terrestrial invertebrates (isopods, mantises, and cockroaches) and thought that shrimp would pose an interesting new challenge. With our mantises, we have focused on bioactive vivariums that include a cleanup crew, microfauna, and plants. That isn't the norm for mantises, but it is almost a necessity in the shrimp-keeping hobby from what I have seen. We intend to take the same approach, including heavily planted tanks, shrimp, snails, and possibly some mosquito rasboras if we are able to establish our shrimp well. I have some experience with aquariums through helping my dad, who has had several freshwater and saltwater aquariums. That said, shrimp are completely new to us. My goal is to establish two shrimp tanks, a 7 gallon and a 1 gallon. I understand that smaller is harder. 7-Gallon Tank Started with the Imagitarium 6.8g rimless tank from Petco. Modified the filter system to include more biomedia and a more powerful water pump. Using Eco-Complete for substrate since it is widely recommended for planted tanks and shrimp look better on dark substrate from what I read. Using Mopani wood as our primary hardscape. We soaked it for several days prior to adding to the tank, but it continues to leech some tannins. We are trying to stay fairly focused on plants, especially in the beginning. No CO2, but we are dosing ferts and Excel. Our plants include: Bacopa as a background plant. S. repens as a mid-ground sort of plant. I plan on letting it create bushes more than creating a carpet. Micro-sword for a foreground carpeting plant. Anubias nana for mid-ground/background. I would like to add a little dwarf water lettuce but haven't yet found a source. Our plants are notably lacking moss, which I read is preferred for shrimp. We may end up adding a little java moss but I am hoping the micro-sword will give them enough surface area to be happy. Once cycled, we will be adding shrimp. We are likely going to get blue velvets, starting with 10-15. Once the shrimp are added, the fish will be moving out. To start out, we are working on cycling the tank. We used some stuff from an established aquarium and added Safestart+ to kickstart the bacteria. Keeping the tank at about 78F with a few Zebra Danios and two mystery snails to keep ammonia going while the bacteria gets established. We are dosing Prime and doing daily water changes to keep the temporary inhabitants happy. It was started about a week and a half ago, and while we aren't seeing ammonia dissipate like we want, it is steadily working. We don't plan to add shrimp until we have 0 Ammonia and 0 Nitrite. Here are some photos of the process and where we are now: First setup, keeping plants in as we get the hardscape ready After setting up wood and the rest of the plants 1-Gallon Tank Started with a one gallon vivarium style container from Michael's Originally planned on it being a no-tech tank, but decided I would be happier with some water movement and filtration. I designed a custom water pump sponge filter. Used Eco-Complete for Substrate Using Malasian driftwood for hardscape. Sticking to fewer plants for this build to stay more organized. Monte carlo planted in substrate for carpet, and a monte carlo mat to cover up the filter. A little bush of s. repens. A small bit of anubias nana. Would like to add a floating plant, but havent been able to source any. Once cycled, I will be adding shrimp. Planning on 5 RCS or orange rili to start. Cycling this tank has been much harder so far. We added some Safestart+, but have not seen any real progress yet. I am keeping two small nerite snails in here to create the ammonia, feeding them since algae hasn't established. This tank will be much more of a custom project for us. I designed and built a 1"x2"x3" large water pump sponge filter to help the water stay a little more clear and give the bacteria some flow to process the ammonia. For the lid, we are also going completely custom, designing an acrylic and wood lid with built in lighting and containment for floating plants. We have a laser cutter and CNC so it is fun to have the lid be a separate design project. My goal with the lights is to have too much light available, and the ability to dim. That way we can grow the plants but turn down to reduce algae problems as needed. This tank will eventually go on my desk at work. Since it is a pretty professional environment, it is important that this tank isn't noisy or technical looking, and is attractive for client meetings in my office. There is a rather small available footprint which is why we went with the 1-gallon, even though it will be more challenging. So far, it looks like we are getting a little nitrite, but its slow going. Doing daily water changes and dosing Prime so we don't kill off the snails. Here is the custom filter. The sponge media goes in the acrylic cage, and water is pushed out the grated hole. It fits neatly behind the driftwood and is not visible except from directly in the back. The top is covered in a monte carlo mat to hide it better. Here it is set-up and slowly cycling. We are temporarily using a CFL hood for the light to keep the plants going well. It also raises the water temperature to about 75F, not very high for establishing bacteria. I already received some good advice from @jayc regarding how the temperature needed for Zebra Danios is lower than the recommended temperature to get bacteria growing quickly. I am hopeful that with some patience and careful monitoring, the danios will stay healthy and the bacteria will get going. I have read many articles about fish/fishless cycling and do not plan to change to fishless for this build. Any comments or advice appreciated. We are taking it slow, but are getting excited for cycling to complete so we can start adding shrimp.
  28. That should be ok. But try keeping it below 25.
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