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  2. The tanks are only 16L, for it to reach 31c, it isn't hard.
  3. jayc

    bee shrimps with eggs

    Sorry to hear that. Wow, the temperature must have been very hot for the water to get to 31degC.
  4. It's room temperature, during the past week Hong Kong has become an oven. I will get another water cooler before I start again. The 3 shrimps seems to be doing well for the past 11 hrs.
  5. sdlTBfanUK

    bee shrimps with eggs

    Well, what can I say, de ja vu, was it a heater malfunction or just ambient room temperature? I wouldn't hold out too much hope for the 3 survivors either if my experience was anything to go by - but I will keep my fingers crossed they survive! Really sorry to hear the news and if anyone can feel your pain that would be me. Hopefully you can just remove the cooked shrimps and start again without having to go through the whole process of re-setting up the tank and cycling from scratch like I am? Hope everything is going well with the old tank. The shops sound similar to ours in old towns, they started as houses and then get divided to shops street level and basement and the upper floors are either offices or residential. Simon
  6. update, some upsetting new, all shrimps except 3 has died in the new tank, as the water in the tank went upto 31 celcius, the other 3 was half dying, I put them into the old tank, and seem to be ok for now.
  7. sdlTBfanUK

    Welcome Moorusha

    I hope someone will respond. Have you tried aquarium shops as even if they don't stock them they may have a contact or customer they know has snails etc. If you don't want to go to lots of shops you could just call them?? I did a quick search and came up with the below as well, not sure whether they are any good for you?? https://business.google.com/v/freshwater-snails-australia/12445457029498477199/71ef/_?exp=1756229&bc=8&caid=1419418047&agid=54848762534&dvc=c&dvcmdl=&plmt=&kwd=%2Bsnail for %2Bsale australia&adpstn=1o1&fiid=&tgtid=kwd-702084608831&locint=2036&locphy=9046893&mt=b&ntwk=g&gclid=CjwKCAjwxrzoBRBBEiwAbtX1nxejZzVrZM0kGfamdiTlBrx0o0ZICjWaQD9uFhgFFalQpLHcKpbl8xoC0DcQAvD_BwE https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-pets/snails+for+sale/k0c18433 Simon
  8. Moorusha

    Welcome Moorusha

    Thanks a lot for your reply, Simon. We have very strict quarantine laws in Australia, so import any livestock is basically impossible. I hoped that maybe some Aussie breeders will respond. Cheers.
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  10. In Hong Kong we have a street with over 40 shops from reptiles, fish, dog, cats, shrimps, and plants, everything a few minutes away, whiles we have all these shop, they are divided as up stair shops and street floor shop, most of the normal shops are street level, whiles the mid price and expensive stuff and up stairs shop (house convert to a shop). and many shops sell these fish and shrimps already pre packed at a slight cheap price than if you buy from a tank, just like the blue bolts, pre-packed is 5 for GBP 10, if you buy from a tank 4 for GBP 10, and shrimps in the up stairs shop can cost anything GBP200 or more. I'll see if I can take a photo to give you an idea.
  11. sdlTBfanUK

    bee shrimps with eggs

    More bargains, I expect to pay GBP10 each and thought that was reasonable enough here? Simon
  12. I only got the blue bolts yesterday, cost me GBP10 for 4.
  13. sdlTBfanUK

    bee shrimps with eggs

    4 blue bolts, you kept that quiet!!!!!!! Those will be what I start with as can get those easily and at a reasonable price here, though I expect (judging on the others you have) they probably won't be as high grade. Hope you see them all today! Simon
  14. sdlTBfanUK

    Welcome ricksza

    Even if a few get eaten it is all part of nature and why run a tank for shrimp you don't want anyway, thats one I haven't yet fathomed? As you say you wouldn't get much for them anyway so it probably isn't worth that hassle either. Weirdly, the culls I put in the betta tank are breeding some wonderful bright orange shrimps, bizarre as they all started off as red cherry then reverted to brown (wild) hence I put them in the betta tank thinking they are well camouflaged. But the betta still leave the bright orange shrimps alone, I thought he would go after those being so in your face bright orange! The brown culls I gave my friend are producing some bright red ones apparently, he has fish that are easily big enough to eat them should they want. You'll need to find something now to put in the cull tank instead, isn't life a b**ch? A fellow UK member here has mollies like you and he keeps his good shrimps with them? Simon
  15. The mother red CRS, all the babies, and the 2 wine red are in the old tank, just added 4 bluebolts yesterday, whiles the new 20 CRS and blue shadows are in the new tank.
  16. sdlTBfanUK

    bee shrimps with eggs

    I can't remember, are the red wines on their own? If they are with others then maybe they are berried, that usually makes them hide, especially near hatching time? Or moulting? I will definitely keep my fingers and toes crossed they are both alright as they are stunning! Simon
  17. ricksza

    Welcome ricksza

    Great idea. I do have plenty of hiding places in there and I was thinking of eventually adding shrimp into there. This way I could see if my current fish will accept them or see them as food. There are plenty of people in my area that would gladly buy culls, naturally at a reduced price.
  18. sdlTBfanUK

    Here we go again!

    Update Not much to report really. I have added some new plants today. I still have no ammonia or nitrite but 25 nitrate. I will probably see if that continues until thursday (that tanks usual maintenance day) and if it does I have bought some Tetra nitrateminus so may try a bit of that but not totally committed to that idea yet??? All the parameters are in the ideal range otherwise. IF (note the capitals and bold) I can get 8L of new water ready for then I will do that (one third) water change - it is supposed to be hot here this week so I may not be up to that though? As I said, not much to report otherwise, it is that really annoying period maintaining and looking at an empty tank, but I am not rushing in this time - still grieving from the last lot of stunners I killed accidentally so having a problem getting enthused! Simon
  19. Those two shadow pandas are do well, but i'm not sure about the wine red, they like to hid a few days and come out, then hide again, this morning I did see the red head wine red, but the other one, it was a few days ago when I did see it.
  20. sdlTBfanUK

    bee shrimps with eggs

    That is interesting, but I guess people picking their own will pick the better ones so it does make sense for the shop to charge extra for allowing people to do that. It is difficult to tell from a photo the true colour and some of the CRS in your photo did look more red than orange (normal crystal colour) so they could be hybrids I guess, but they were all beautiful and a bargain, they would have still been worth the normal USD3.50, thats about the equivalent of prices here but those of yours and the shop photo you sent are way better coloured generally! Hope the 2 shadow pandas are doing well? The plants arrived and are in the tank, woohoo! Simon
  21. The problem with most shops in Hong Kong, a average CRS is sold for USD 3.50, but is you want to choose your own shrimp, you might have to pay an extra USD 7 on top, choosing your own shrimps, this include guppy, plates, tetra and other small fish will impose extra cost. Those shrimp I got for USD 13 for 20 shrimps, is way below the average cost of shrimps sold in Hong Kong, it seems like they are mied wine red and CRS, you can see the red is much darker.
  22. sdlTBfanUK

    bee shrimps with eggs

    I like the idea of catching your own shrimp at the shop, though the photos from the shop you attached, I would want them all................ More babies, your next problem may be 'too many' shrimps??? I ordered a few plants yesterday so they should arrive today so they can go into the shrimp tank. I have also ordered some nitrateminus with it so may see if just using a small amount (1ml) may get the nitrates down a bit, not 100^% decided on that yet, but will have it here in readiness in case I decide to experiment! Simon
  23. update, I'm starting see free swimming CRS, so far I have spotted about 5 red CRS. whether its 3rd or 4th batch, it doesn't matter I happy I have babies.
  24. sdlTBfanUK

    Welcome ricksza

    You are doing very well with your first time keeping shrimps. It is so easy to get carried away and just getting one more tank, then another! It is good that you have a long term plan and aren't rushing anything. Had you thought of putting the culls in the big fish tank instead, so they can help keep that clean, add another interest etc. Unless you have big fish (can't see any in your picture) or aggressive fish it should work fine, especially as they are probably unlikely to be good colours so not attracting the fishes attention. Any tiny shrimplets may sometimes get eaten! I have cherry shrimps in my 2 tanks with fish and it works really well. 1 tank is a fighter and he just looks at the shrimps quizzically (not seen him go after any, even small ones). I gave a load of culls to a friend to feed his fish some years ago and he has had a colony in his huge tank ever since. Anyway just a thought? Though what would you then use the planned cull tank for I wonder????? Simon
  25. ricksza

    Welcome ricksza

    About myself: I started fish tanks about 50 years ago, back when we just let water sit overnight then put fish in. I started with tropical fish, raising fancy tail guppies for fun and profit to allow me my prize & joy; My Red Belly Piranha. I had him for about 6 years until he died then shut down all my tanks. Fast forward 40 years, I'm retired, just remodeled my home and decided it needed a fish tank. 7 months ago I picked up a 205 L corner tank and stocked it as a nice community tank. A lot of learning about new (to me) practices and procedures. After changing gravel to sand & putting in plants, everything is going too smooth so I looked into shrimp. I started my shrimp tank 4 months ago with a divided 37 L. I have Sakura Red and Blue Dreams. Made a few mistakes along the way, but the Reds have doubled in numbers and the Blue have tripled so I decided to go in with both feet. I just purchased 2 - 75 L tanks and a heavy duty rack to hold them plus a couple of 37 L for culls and quarantine. I'm starting to get all the necessary equipment (filters, pumps, lights, substrate, plants, etc) ordered. I'm hoping to have the new tanks inhabited by October.
  26. ricksza

    Welcome ricksza

    Shrimp Keepers Forum welcomes ricksza. 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
  27. Camerones1970

    Welcome Camerones1970

    Shrimp Keepers Forum welcomes Camerones1970. 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
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