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    • KeenShrimp
      By KeenShrimp
      Guys, I will be the first to admit that I should have bought those Cardinals at the auction last night. My tank is not yet ready.
      If a guy on Gumtree raises them in tap water and @JPN07 has bred and adapted them for easier keeping here in Australia,  is there anything else that interested potential keepers should know apart from adding Sulawesi shrimp salt and off we go?
      Do you need special rocks or substrate, or specific types of blankets of algae? Do they eat normal shrimp food? They are classified as a very hard shrimp to keep and I would just like to find out why. Do they kick the bucket for the slightest change in water parameters like small water changes? I have looked at their habitat and taken a mental note that they like to hang out on the underside of hanging rocks, but can it really be that easy?
      I have seen photos of setups that look like they were staged for National Geographic, and then I have seen For Sale ads where the tanks look more like swamps with a phosphate problem there is so much algae in it, but it is filled to the brim with babies. What works?
    • jayc
      By jayc
      I came across this Japanese website that shows the biotope of Sulawesi shrimps.
      Thought you guys with Sulas would be interested. (Need Google translate to English).
       
      http://equator.web.fc2.com/indonesia-sulawesi-danao.htm
      http://equator.web.fc2.com/indonesia-sulawesi-danaomatano.htm
      http://equator.web.fc2.com/indonesia-sulawesi-danaoposo.htm
       
    • Mark49
      By Mark49
    • BRISSY
      By BRISSY
      One of my females



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    • sdlTBfanUK
      Thanks for that, it helps to know that it is probably going to be fine with time. I tried a different substrate this tie so that is all I can put it down too! I will revert to the JBL in future as this hasn't happened with that? I don't use any plant ferttilisers, and as above have never had to with the JBL substrate. The JBL is primarily a plant substrate and the shrimp king is primarily a shrimp one I guess, though they both seem to do the same buffering /softening etc? There will be a bit of a delay with breeding I expect as they don't mature until they are 6 months I believe? Again, thanks for that, it helps to know what someone else thinks and the tank has improved (hard to believe from the photos) going a bit greener and the stringy algae virtually now disappeared. Also a few new leaves on some plants etc. I just checked the water parameters and they are spot on! Simon
    • kms
      The new update has reduce the photo size to 1.67MB for me, and all the photo taken with my phone is over. My pinto only cost less that GBP 4, as for the Red Wine, its 5 for GBP 10.20, any extra Red Wine will be GBP 2 if more than 5 is purchased.
    • Grubs
      New tanks often go through a brown diatom phase and its just a waiting game before the diatoms naturally senesce.  Ride it out. The shrimp will certainly help clean it up and I'd wager that diatom rich biofilm is good nutrition.  You'll have shrimp breeding before you know it.  There is certainly a good complex variety of habitat for them to explore and exploit. Are you using any plant fertilisers yet?
    • sdlTBfanUK
      Since the new update it allows larger files photos but I added some this morning and it worked ok? I also have a fondness for the red wine shrimps (that beautiful red wine colour) but unfortunately they don't appear to have survived very well (only seen 1 today) as they were the first I got, and came from a non breeder! I got some a couple of days ago (direct from breeder) which were the SS grade so a lot more white? I may get some standard red wines at a later date but I worked out I had already spent £360 on these new batches of shrimps so that is probably enough for now I think! The person who sold  me the blues, and the latest reds has loads of galaxy (and fancy tiger) on he website up for sale but for some reason I prefer the standard taiwan bee patterns. I suspect that some of the shrimps I got fro them will have galaxy/pinto genes though so I may end up with some groovy patterns like last time?????? That should be the next exciting thing I HOPE happens, shrimplets, woohoo! I have just done a full set of parameter tests on the shrimp tank and they are all good.....................  Simon
    • kms
      I've added some additional to the tank, yesterday I added 8 new Red Wine and 1 black/white galaxy pinto. may be there is something wrong with me, I kind of fall in love with Red Wine more than any other variation. Total 1 Amano Shrimp 1 Pinto Galaxy 11 Red Wines 22 Thai Micro Crabs   I tried to upload photo, but this site keeps on giving me error.  
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