I noticed this the other day on my RCS, a little white grain that was stuck on its head.
Does anybody know what this is?
I have a small setup ( for now :) , 2 x 60L both with internal filter system
In one i keep PRL , benibachi x hakata , not the most beautifull ones in the beginning
but it seems to be getting allot better lately
The other tank is a ''mixed tank '' containing the following :
2x Zebra pinto black
1x crystal white
2x Ebi Tengi Tangerine Tigers (golden)
3x Spotted Head Red
1x (shadow)Red Taitibee
1x PRL SS
1x PRL SSS
In this mixed tank i now discovered the following fry / baby shrimp
Soil is akadama 1-4 mm
Can someone help me with naming these hybrids ?
And what do you think , is it worth it to select these patterns for further breeding ?
Thanks allot !
I have been having some trouble with my water parameters after over dosing on a product a few months ago.
I have slowly been working on my wp and have finally got them close to where I want them in my tanks, I just need some help to get it even closer to where I want it.
Tank 1's Wp is ph 6.6 gh6 kh1 Ca40 and the TDS is 170~ Currently the MG:Ca ratio is 2.79 - This is my divided tank holding PRL BB and Pintos
Tank 2's WP is Ph7.2 gh11 kh3 Ca60 and the TDS is 215~ Currently the MG:Ca ratio is 1.29 - This is my OEBT tank
Ideally I want tank 1 to be gh5 kh1 and Mg:Ca ratio 3.5 - I was thinking to do this is to add pure RO water to lower the tds some more then add more GH until the ratio is where I want it. My question is there a better way to get this ratio and what do i use to raise gh?
Ideally I want tank 2 to be gh 7-8 and kh 3-4 with the Mg:Ca around 3.5. This is the tank that had the most issues and I lost quite a lot of OEBTs at one stage. I think I have got the WP at a stage where they are surviving and breeding again but I would like to get it a little better for them. I just need some help/instruction to get it there properly.
I know in both tanks I need to increase the Mg but I dont want the overall Gh to increase or the TDS. I am also not sure the correct product to buy to increase the mg safely. What I have been doing is add RO remineralised with Salty shrimp at a lower tds then what the tank was every water change to slowly bring my tds down.
Any advise or guidance will be much appreciated. I think Tank 1 would be ok where it is atm but I would really like to get tank 2 closer to ideal if possible.
We seem to be having trouble getting past defining or even using pure. The suggestion has been made to use a generational count the same as we use for mischling ie F1 equals first generation you have bred or can confirm true crossing of both parents from the same genetic line and then work up from there. F1 is unstable by F4 should be mostly stable with maybe the odd unusual outcome less than 1% and F5-10 totally true breeding all offspring are the same genetic variant as the parents. so lets see what everyone thinks of this direction give a yes or no response.
Below is the interesting responses.
1. Sorry, but does that mean juvies from a BB line that breeds 100% true and juvies from TBMM x TBMM would both be called F1 BB? If so, No. I don't think thats going to help anyone, especially beginners. Sorry if I have interpreted your definition incorrectly.
2. What if we categorise pure into 2 categories, for those that breed 99% true for the past 2 generations at least, call it Pure.
And those that produce high % offspring of one variant (such as: MKK x MKK = 70% true MKK, rest tb,pinto,etc...), we call it line breed (selectively), which means you are selectively breeding one variant to increase % offspring of that variant. And it is necessary to included what are the offsprings from the batch, F number is recommended to included if the breeder is confident with their track record.
3. the word pure needs to be dropped, as no one can guarantee 100% that they will never produce anything other than the shrimp that looks like the parents and grandparents. I like the notion of F numbers however Mischling origin stock should be clearly labeled versus Cleanly bred stock(does not have Mischling decendants) that are currently breeding true.
Mum bought some plants for her Guppy tank and one of them I'm unsure of what it is, it was sold as Blyxa but I am certain it isn't, it's too upright and some what hard, unlike the soft, lightly bent leaf of a Blyxa, any ideas of what it is anyone? It's growing quite well and I actually don't mind it either.