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  2. ShrimpinAintEz

    Welcome ShrimpinAintEz

    The max size is 0.98 MB yeah I have quite a bit. 😁
  3. sdlTBfanUK

    Welcome ShrimpinAintEz

    You should be fine with pictures up to about 2MB I think! That sounds like a lot of tanks????? Welcome to the forum. Simon
  4. ShrimpinAintEz

    Welcome ShrimpinAintEz

    I have a motoro stingray, a variety of African/central/south American chiclids, fire eel, a few other random rescues.. and of course lots of shrimp. I breed neos.. I currently have blue velvet, blue carbon, Jade, black diamond, orange, cherry, yellow and ghost shrimp
  5. ShrimpinAintEz

    Welcome ShrimpinAintEz

    I'm having problems with the picture file sizes.. all mine are in hi-res
  6. abe

    Welcome abe

    Shrimp Keepers Forum welcomes abe. 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
  7. Crabby

    Welcome ShrimpinAintEz

    Welcome to SKFA @ShrimpinAintEz! What shrimp/fish do you currently keep? Lets see some tanks! 🙂
  8. jayc

    Aquamaxx 17.1 Gallon Caridina Tank Build

    Nice RO water station.
  9. jayc

    Welcome ShrimpinAintEz

    Welcome to SKFA!
  10. ShrimpinAintEz

    Welcome ShrimpinAintEz

    Thanks for the add! I hope to contribute and learn! ♥️
  11. ShrimpinAintEz

    Welcome ShrimpinAintEz

    Shrimp Keepers Forum welcomes ShrimpinAintEz. 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
  12. Crabby

    Aquamaxx 17.1 Gallon Caridina Tank Build

    Nice!!!
  13. Steensj2004

    Aquamaxx 17.1 Gallon Caridina Tank Build

    So, I did a thing and got it all setup and flushed tonight. 0-TDS water without buying it for all my tanks!
  14. Yesterday
  15. Just for reference, sunkist is often used to describe orange sakura, but true sunkist are caridina. It's a shame that common names sometimes get confused like this, and lead to being unsure of the species.
  16. Steensj2004

    Aquamaxx 17.1 Gallon Caridina Tank Build

    Tank doing great! Have a few Neos in the tank now from a friend who culled them. I’m counting 8-10 females berried, with several ready to drop any day based on when I first saw them berried!
  17. Thanks. I bought the female berried. I want to start up a new tank for each I guess. Thanks for the help
  18. If they are orange neocaridina (most likely) they will cross breed and with time will lose the red or orange as they revert to wild type. If the orange was berried when you got her she should have orange offspring (assuming she mated with another orange). Having said that even having only one colour will revert to wild if you don't remove poorly coloured offspring regularly, I have that problem with my red cherrys as I didn't cull for years and they are probably 80% wild now (5 years), and that makes life difficult because they are hard to see when they are brown or clear? If your orange mated with one of your reds then you may get good colour offspring but you are on that downward spiral as the genes get mixed/diluted. If you bought the orange already berried you can put that in a separate new tank for just the orange, if you are prepared to get a separate tank for each colour, but if the berried orange mated with your red shrimps those shrimplets could be any colour (they may still be red or orange) but it is going to be more complicated. The main thing to decide at this stage is do you want to keep them in separate tanks or all mixed, but if you go the route of separate tanks for each colour you will still need to keep removing poor quality shrimps to maintain the colour long term! Hope this makes sense? Simon
  19. O ok. They are the Sakura then? From my own research the Sunkist are neos. They are orange neos that’s what I know. Yes the female is berried. So what would happen with the orange Sakura and cherry?
  20. Was the Sunkist already berried when you got it? If that was the case, then the offspring would still be sunkist shrimp (ie. if you were successful raising the Sunkist offspring). Sunkist larvae apparently need brackish water conditions. Note: Sunkist are generally of the Caridina genus (Caridina cf. Propinqua). There is a Neocaridina genus called Orange Sakura. So assuming the LFS has labelled the shrimp correctly then there is a lower chance of interbreeding. But people make a very common mistake of using the Sunkist and Orange Sakura name interchangeably and messing things up. But if that "Sunkist" shrimp somehow mated with the Red Cherry shrimp, then you would get diluted genetics, and some offspring would carry genetics of both Sunkist and Cherry. That means the offspring will be of poor quality eventually leading back to the wild type look. Maybe a picture or two of what you have would help. Close up side shot of the shrimp please. I'm going to borrow a pic from the interwebs (credits to whoever the original photographer is). The Sunkist (caridina) has a slight hump in it's back with distinctive white or red stripes. The hump is similar to Ghost shrimps. Notice the colour is a lot more transparent. The Orange Sakura is more uniform in colour. Good quality varieties are less transparent than the Caridina Sunkist. Of the two, the Sunkist is the rarer find. Hope that helps.
  21. dae

    Welcome dae

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  22. I just got a buried orange Sunkist female from my lfs and I have a cherry shrimp Tank. What would happen if I put the orange Sunkist shrimp in that tank? Is it a good idea? Would it creat wild type?
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  24. LCM94

    Unexplained deaths

    yes indeed :) Thanks for the compliment!
  25. harry

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  26. Crabby

    Help please

    ^ agree to all of that 🙂 Tub method is the way I went, worked a charm. Now I use the tub as a fish-storage container. Took me most of the day to get through the whole process with a slightly overstocked 29 gallon tank - hence way more gravel. I think yours is only a 10 or something? If you switch the heater and filter to the tub, it can hold the fish and shrimp for a week or so with no problems, so you are able to take the safe approach - leaving the livestock out of the tank for a few days to let the tank settle.
  27. sdlTBfanUK

    Help please

    As stated byothers, there really isn't any short cuts that really are 'short cuts' in the end,, best to just empty and refill, a friend of mine did his 160L this weekend and it took about 4 hours doing as recommended above. He was replacing gravel with soil substrate as he wants to have a go at keeping more plants. He has a lot of my cull red cherry (browns) and fish so wasn't wanting/needing a buffer substrate so he is using this; https://www.tetra.net/en-gb/products/tetra-activesubstrate He also used the 'complete substrate' underneath which is probably more important with plants, as that has the minerals etc. but if you just like/want the look of the soil and to grow a few easy plants maybe you could just use the active substrate on its own. I know my friend won't have kept the fish separate from the tank once he put the new substrate in, so they will have gone back the same or next day so will be interesting to see how it works longer term, but he is using the 2 substrates which may/probably get either an ammonia spike or build up of minerals just like all the other substrates due to the Tetra complete substrate being used as well? If you can keep the fish in a different container as JayC recommends, even for just a week to let the new tank settle and test Nitrate/nitrite/ammonia over that time would be safer than just putting the fish/shrimp straight back once the new substrate is in place, also as JayC states. Having read up on this there also appears to be Seachem Flourite and I believe these 2 products are inert from the research I did. I would be interested to hear if anyone knows as that should mean they would be ideal for neocaridina shrimps if you want the soil type look??? I am assuming these products are available in USA. I had thought I would use the 'Tetra active substrate', on its own if I reset my oldest tank that has tetras and RCS but even after 5+ years the plants grow so ridiculously well, there is no point changing it, I don't use any fertiizers either. I haven't used the Fluval substrate so am not familiar with that! Simon
  28. jayc

    Help please

    Any substrate for plants will release a certain amount of nitrogen (ammonia). Ammonia is harmful to fish and shrimps. So, yes, they all contain some form of toxin. You don't want the livestock in the tank when new substrate is added. It's advisable to move them out to a temporary tank or container while you change the substrate and let it sit in the tank with a mature filter for a few days before reintroducing the livestock. As Crabby mentioned the best way to do it above. Catch all the livestock and rebuild the whole tank at once. Keep your filter running in the temporary tank/box. Just get a cheap plastic box if you don't have another spare tank. This box can always be used for other storage items, or as an emergency hospital tank after you finish with this project.
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