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      By Submerged
      Hi! I've just started a YouTube channel, and my first video is of my 8 month old no filter Jarrarium. Nothing in-depth, more about the aesthetics...and the cherry shrimp 🙂
      Subscribe if you like it, as I'll be posting more videos of other tanks, updates on tanks etc.
      Take a look and let me know what you think! Would be good to get some knowledgeable opinions! Thanks🙂
       


    • Dashrimp
      By Dashrimp
      Hi all. I'm a newbie. I'm keeping a 90 litre tank with cherry shrimp and daphnia together. I'm feeding them spirulina and commercial shrimp food.
       Does anyone know what else I should be feeding them? Anyone else have this mix of tankmates?
    • YoloDaBolo
      By YoloDaBolo
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    • BID
      By BID
      Hi!
      I found today the smallest of my 6 shrimp dead and can't figure out why and am hoping for help. They seemed generally less active in the last week or two, and I have noticed that they fan their belly flaps quite a lot (though none of my shrimp are berried, at least I am pretty sure, the eggs always seem pretty obvious on photos). Is it maybe too little oxygen? 
      The dead shrimp appears completely normal to me, and I found it lying on its side in the middle of the tank, still flapping it's belly fins. I put it in a glass with tank water where aber about 15minutes it stopped moving completely, even if prodded. 
      It shouldn't be a shedding issue, as I think this shrimp has shed about 4 days ago. It's the smallest of the 6 (almost half the size of my biggest) so I figured it must be juvenile and it shouldn't be age.
      I do have some worms in there that I can't seem to get rid of, but I'm quite sure none of them are planaria. Seems to be some sort of white flat worm that usually sticks to the glass and very thin hair like ones that float around. 
      All my cherry shrimp are solid red, so I can't see if they have bacterial infection. There always seems to be one of two that are paler/mottled but as they shed I think it's that? I have a hard time keeping them apart tbh
      I did a 50% water change and removed most of the floating plants in case there wasn't enough aeration.
      My goal with making this post is to maybe find out what might have killed it/how to avoid further deaths. I'm happy for any advice!
       
      Background/setup: 
      This is my first aquarium, just as a disclaimer, so I'm gonna list...everything, not that I oversaw sth stupid.
      I got 6 cherry shrimp and 5 MTS(that have made about two dozen babies by now) approx. 5 weeks ago. The tank had been set up and running w/ plants and filter 4 weeks before that.
      It's ~25L, running a sponge filter with air pump, have some java fern and moss, wood, flourite black sand, and dwarf grass(?) and a lot of tiny floating plants on top. The light sold with the aquarium (very bright) and a desk lamp (less bright) that I use sporadically.
      They get fed JBL 'Nano Prawn' pellets (which they don't seem to be fond of) and sometimes blanched spinach/peas/lettuce (which they will fight eachother for). Would they starve themselves for not getting the beloved spinach&peas???
      Measured half an hour ago upon finding the dead shrimp:
      PH: 7.2  
      Ammonia: 0
      Nitrite: 0
      Nitrate: ~5 (now probably 2.5 as I just did a 50% water change)
      Temp: 22-24C
      I do use dechlorinator (tetra tap safe).
      I currently don't have a gh/kh test but it's on the shopping list. They have a small piece (2x2cm) of cuttle bone permanently floating around the tank, as Glasgow water is supposedly soft and between snails and shrimp i figured they'd need it.
      It has been stable like this for at least 3 weeks now, before that, week 1-2 of having the shrimp, the ph was a little lower and small amounts of ammonia/nitrite.
      From what I read this should all be fine? 
    • Chris0zx6r
      By Chris0zx6r
      Hi, I’ve got a 55 litre tank with some guppies, cardinal tetras, panda and peppered cories, amano shrimp and cherry shrimp (oh and a few unintentional snails). I’ve just discovered that there are maybe 10 tiny cherry shrimp (less than 2mm) underneath a piece of wood in the tank. Will they survive with the other species in the tank or should I put them in a breeding box at the top of the tank (I already have one) to stop them becoming fish food! Never had anything breed in the tank so far, so not sure what’s best.
      Thanks, Chris 
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    • Steensj2004
      Tank doing great! Have a few Neos in the tank now from a friend who culled them. I’m counting 8-10 females berried, with several ready to drop any day based on when I first saw them berried!
    • wtusa1783
      Thanks. I bought the female berried. I want to start up a new tank for each I guess. Thanks for the help 
    • sdlTBfanUK
      If they are orange neocaridina (most likely) they will cross breed and with time will lose the red or orange as they revert to wild type. If the orange was berried when you got her she should have orange offspring (assuming she mated with another orange). Having said that even having only one colour will revert to wild if you don't remove poorly coloured offspring regularly, I have that problem with my red cherrys as I didn't cull for years and they are probably 80% wild now (5 years), and that makes life difficult because they are hard to see when  they are brown or clear? If your orange mated with one of your reds then you may get good colour offspring but you are on that downward spiral as the genes get mixed/diluted. If you bought the orange already berried you can put that in a separate new tank for just the orange, if you are prepared to get a separate tank for each colour, but if the berried orange mated with your red shrimps those shrimplets could be any colour (they may still be red or orange) but it is going to be more complicated. The main thing to decide at this stage is do you want to keep them in separate tanks or all mixed, but if you go the route of separate tanks for each colour you will still need to keep removing poor quality shrimps to maintain the colour long term! Hope this makes sense? Simon
    • wtusa1783
      O ok. They are the Sakura then? From my own research the Sunkist are neos. They are orange neos that’s what I know. Yes the female is berried. So what would happen with the orange Sakura and cherry?
    • jayc
      Was the Sunkist already berried when you got it? If that was the case, then the offspring would still be sunkist shrimp (ie. if you were successful raising the Sunkist offspring). Sunkist larvae apparently need brackish water conditions. Note: Sunkist are generally of the Caridina genus (Caridina cf. Propinqua). There is a Neocaridina genus called Orange Sakura.  So assuming the LFS has labelled the shrimp correctly then there is a lower chance of interbreeding. But people make a very common mistake of using the Sunkist and Orange Sakura name interchangeably and messing things up. But if that "Sunkist" shrimp somehow mated with the Red Cherry shrimp, then you would get diluted genetics, and some offspring would carry genetics of both Sunkist and Cherry. That means the offspring will be of poor quality eventually leading back to the wild type look.    Maybe a picture or two of what you have would help. Close up side shot of the shrimp please.    I'm going to borrow a pic from the interwebs (credits to whoever the original photographer is). The Sunkist (caridina) has a slight hump in it's back with distinctive white or red stripes. The hump is similar to Ghost shrimps. Notice the colour is a lot more transparent.   The Orange Sakura is more uniform in colour. Good quality varieties are less transparent than the Caridina Sunkist.   Of the two, the Sunkist is the rarer find.   Hope that helps.
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