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anthonyd

Hi guys, here is a video of my 30 litres dennerli tank which has been running for 2.5 years now.

Started a new bigger tank for them so they will have more space .

 

 

https://youtu.be/Id0TyvEs6sg

 

 

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ineke

Awesome sight, don't often get to see so many in one tank. Love their little " white gloves" waving away. 

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anthonyd

Thanks Ineke.

Even in large numbers they are still shy, I usually only see 30 or 40 at a time unless I put food and I sit down and wait for a bit like I did when I took the video.

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GotCrabs

WOW! Stunning looking Shrimp!

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fishmosy

Very cool. 

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jessaweeshrimp

I had 6 in a 10 gallon tank but my numbers are dwindling slowly. What kind of food do yours like?

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anthonyd

I give them the same food as my other shrimps as long as the food is soft enough.

With the number of shrimp you have there is not point trying to feed them, they will more than likely not touch the food.

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NoGi

Wow amazing, I tried in a 4' tank and couldn't get anywhere near that level of uberness

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anthonyd

@NoGi I think to be successful with sulawesi shrimps you need to do do 20-30 % water changes a week. Due to the high Ph and water temperature, the bacterial count in the water is higher than in the bee tanks, so they are more likely to suffer from bacterial infections.

 

 

 

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