Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
@farmdee6

Mixing colors of Neocaridina davidi- my rainbow tank at feeding time...

Recommended Posts

@farmdee6

This tank has been 14 months in the making.  I have not seen my shrimp revert to dull, wild colors.  I have gotten some amazing, new, rare shades and patterns like jade, and marble, and koi. A fun way to enjoy the hobby!  Have a look, it is quite a rainbow!  #shrimplab   

 

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Matuva

What colors did you mix at the beginning?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
McMerwe Farms

The problem wont be within the first two years. Its after that. At 4 years, they will each get brownish and it will only get worse. But they do look beautiful at the start!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Matuva

so, that's a good way of having different colors to start and then go the selective breeding route?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
@farmdee6
3 hours ago, Matuva said:

so, that's a good way of having different colors to start and then go the selective breeding route?

It has been a blast!  I have pulled out 5 new colors/patterns to breed-  and the tank is amazing to watch!  Below is a link to a playlist if you want to see those 5.

I started with blue dream, cherries, chocolate, blue aura, yellow golden back, yellow, orange, pumpkin, chocolate.  

 

4 minutes ago, @farmdee6 said:

It has been a blast!  I have pulled out 5 new colors/patterns to breed-  and the tank is amazing to watch!  

I started with blue dream, cherries, chocolate, blue aura, yellow golden back, yellow, orange, pumpkin, chocolate

 

Oh, and red rili.

Edited by @farmdee6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Matuva

Looks amazing!

I only have red cherries, a very few oranges.

I also have a colony of carbon rili throwing offsprings such as blue jelly, red/blue rili, carbon/blue rili and some nice black roses.

As I have a tank dedicated to plants, I think it will soon become a "lab tank" :happy:

Edited by Matuva
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Veek

That orange dragon variant looks amazing. I hope you'll get it stabilized. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  



  • Must Read SKF Articles

  • Join Our Community!

    Register today, ask questions and share your shrimp and fish tank experiences with us!

  • Posts

    • DNTM_Shrimp_Breeders
      Yes, I can confirm that rock / pebble rock / gravel will cause the pH to raise over time.  My RODI water comes out as around 6.8 according to my pH meter.  And I did follow the manufacturer's suggestion to wait 5-6 minutes when measuring RODI water because of the low ion.  After adding it to the tank, the pH becomes 7.2 -> 7.4.  The highest that I've recorded in my journal is 7.6 but it never goes higher than that. Here is my shrimp's diet: On M-W-F, I feed Bacter AE + Shrimp Baby.  On T-TH-S, I feed Shrimp Dinner. And on Sunday, I feed Shrimp King Protein to increase shrimp production.  Water change is once a month because I have a ton of floating plants to keep Nitrate low. @sdlTBfanUK It's probably because of the low quality image so it makes some of the PRL babies' color turn black 😁 But there are no CBS at all in this shrimp tank
    • sdlTBfanUK
      That's very interesting. I have read a lot that PH fluctuates throughout the day naturally anyway but it is interesting that your Bee shrimp are fine at PH7.4 as indeed mine were also (although it is normally outside their ideal range)! The PH in my tank started at about 5.5 and then went up to 7.5 over about a year (rock caused that I suspect) but as it was a slow progression it didn't seem to have any affect on them at all! It looks like you have some crystal black babies in that tank as well? Simon
    • DNTM_Shrimp_Breeders
      @sdlTBfanUK pH is around 7.4 in the morning and 7.2 at night.  I know it's dangerous and easy to have pH swing when you don't have active substrate.  That's why I measure pH at least twice a day using the pH meter.
    • sdlTBfanUK
      Great picture and love the shrimplets. Also pleased to hear it is all working so well! Do you now what the PH is of the new 20G tank? Simon
    • sdlTBfanUK
      That sounds great and pleased you have decided to go ahead. As you don't have any occupants in the tank at the moment it should be easy to get the tank parameters right by doing the planned water changes and add very little of the GH/KH+ until you have done the last large water change on Tuesday, that way it is easier to add the GH/KH+ to the level you want directly into the tank then - easier than finding it is over and having to get it down?  IF you were thinking of getting the shrimps from ProShrimp, they have quite a variety, bear in mind that there is postage cost only to a certain value (I think it is £35) so it may be better value to order a few more shrimps instead of paying the postage - if that makes sense??? If you are having them delivered Prohrimp or ebay you need to be home to sign/receive them obviously and IF using ebay MAKE SURE the seller is sending 'Express Delivery (Royal Mail Special Delivery (TM) 1:00 pm)'! Hopefully we will hear that everything has worked out well and all the hassle hasn't marred the experience.  Simon
×
×
  • Create New...