By Crystal Jade
So I lost 3 shrimp today - two out of my 8 Blue Velvet Shrimp and my one Blue Dream. I don't know why or what the cause was although my guesses involve either overfeeding or possibly water shock from a small water change.
My parameters are as follows:
Nitrite: 0 ppm
Nitrate: 0.25 ppm
Water temp: 68-78 degrees F
My water is tinged green and I have 4 live plants (including a Java fern), a moss ball, an Indian Almond Leaf, and a Rock in the tank itself as well as one small snail. I got a siphon pump today to be able to do easier water changes. How would one go about water changes in an area that is a bit colder than many other places? I started using cold water after making a mistake on using hot water which could have been a problem... but now that things are a bit more in place I want to try and get stuff settled.
If I got more shrimp: how long should I drip acclimate?
What would be the best way to use tap water for water changes when I only have one heater? Or would I want to use distilled water?
How often should I feed the shrimp? I keep reading all sorts of different tips and views.
Is it okay and normal for shrimp to hide under the rock? I have some (4) pretty small and pretty transparent shrimp that I haven't seen since I introduced them into my tank. I don't want to move my rock and find dead shrimp underneath...Maybe I should just give up? I don't want to but maybe I should figure out what is up with my tank first. Because I have no clue why this is happening. Is it my Nitrate and Nitrite levels?
By Patrick Gagnon
I recently put in an order for 12 blue dream and 12 cherry shrimp. The shipping was delayed, Harrisburg PA distribution is terrible. Took over 9 days for them to arrive. 0 DOA. Nice! Anyway I've had them now for I'd say 2 weeks. One already is pregnant! And I recently found a guest staying. I have copepods all over, I heard they are fine. I'm not sure what this is. Looks to have antennas, like a snail or something.
I am doing an experiment with my cherry shrimp on temperature dependant sex determination and I need a divided tank
obviously the tank won’t need to be too big as I am just housing 1 male and 1 female in each section.
ideally, I am looking for a rectangular tank divided into 3 sections so that I can breed 3 pairs at once. The sections will need to share water as I only want to use 1 set of equipment. But if they’re sharing water, I am concerned that after breeding, shrimplets will be able to move into each section through the holes which would ruin my experiment.
Does anybody know where I can get a divided tank suitable for my experiment that isn’t too costly or anything I could use as an alternative? Thanks
By Adam Bomb
My area of Michigan (48065) seems to be a black hole for shrimp enthusiasts, and my hope was to uncover folks I can buy shrimp (and hopefully moss) from locally. Since the pandemic has paused all face-to-face meetings for local clubs until further notice, it's been rough (and I can't imagine paying online retail ridiculous prices for shipped shrimp)!
Since we only have the "City" field (for location) on profiles, is there a better way to find local people? I'd love any help you can offer.
So here is the list of what has been purchased
900x400x200 PPG starphire glass rimless tank (custom build) 10mm glass
Flat one ONF+ warm white 60 cm pendant light (rated for 17 to 20 gallons - so hopefully can put it high and it will be bright enough! - the 90cm is rated for 40 to 48 gallons)
Eheim ecco 130 filter
Seachem Matrix (for the filter)
DOOA Stream Pipe ARC P-2 (13mm)
DOOA Stream Pipe V-1 (13, H15mm)
ADA power sand advance 2 kg
ADA amazonia fine granules 9L
ADA amazonia II (with extras) 9L
ADA cube garden mat 8mm 900x450 ( will have to trim it)
Seachem flourishm liquid fertiliser
I think other than some tweezers and curved scissors that is it so far.. I will start to post pics when the tank arrives!
Thanks and have a great day