Jump to content
sdlTBfanUK

BASICS for Shrimp keeping video

Recommended Posts

sdlTBfanUK

This is a very good video on the basics if you are new to shrimps. It is called 'How to breed shrimp', not sure why as it is generally everything and a very good  and clear video guide?.

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jayc

Indeed a good video. Except for his spelling of Desolved in TDS (should be Dissolved) I could not have done any better.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sdlTBfanUK
On 11/21/2018 at 2:36 AM, jayc said:

Indeed a good video. Except for his spelling of Desolved in TDS (should be Dissolved) I could not have done any better.

 

Watched this again last night, definitely the best I have ever seen, even if his spelling may be a bit dodgy, parameters was spelt wrong as well. I expect it is one of those I will keep watching when I am bored (that's quite a lot).

I have watched hundreds of videos on youtube over the years about shrimps and this is by far the best. I get so fed up with so many people 'apologising' because they say something wrong and have to correct themselves or get off the subject and say 'I am tired' but I guess I am from a generation where you were told 'if you are going to do something, do it well and prepare', alas we are a dying, soon to extinct breed I fear??? Many of the hundreds I have started watching I can't even bear to watch until the end.............

Simon

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

  • Similar Content

    • Getafix
      By Getafix
      Hey guys - I'm from Sydney and I'm new to shrimping but have some experience in keeping tropical freshwater fishes. I'd appreciate your input in helping me set up my first shrimp tank! Here are my current thoughts and questions.

      [Tank]
      Currently thinking of either:
      1. Mr Aqua 3ft bookshelf (91cmx21x24 = 45 litres), or
      2. Komoda 4ft bookshelf (120cmx30x30 = 110 litres)

      I will possibly partition either tanks into 2, with flow of water in between the 2 partitions. Reckon I should partition?

      Which would you recommend? Also, any suggestion on where I can get acrylic and tips on getting holes drilled and attaching those SS mesh?
      [Species]
      Thinking of having Crystal Red Shrimps in 1 partition and Crystal Black Shrimps in the other. If I could have other shrimps in there that share similar water parameters but don't interbreed with the CRS and CBS, that would be awesome - any suggestions?

      [Substrate]
      Benibachi Black Soil is ok?
      [Filter]
      Ahem 2213 or 2217 I think? Maybe just 1 unit? Is that enough? Or 1 unit or each partition?
      Might need intake protection.
      [Heater]
      Don't know yet. A good one?
      [Plants]
      I'd like a Iwagumi style tank with mosses for the shrimps to play with. 
      Baby tears?
      Mosses like java etc
      Suggestions?
      [Hardscape]
      No idea. Apparently stones might change water parameters. Recommendations?
      [Lights]
      Up Aqua Pro Z 

      [RO unit]
      Still have no idea what that is or how it works or where to get one- will google.

      [Other equipment]
      Mesh net 
      TDS meter
      GH/KH kit? I have API testing kit.
      Chiller?

      [Other issues]
      Tank cycling/DSM vs WSM or something.
      Sourcing shrimps & plants


      What do you reckon?
       
    • ineke
      By ineke
      i have recently had the pleasure of meeting some lovely people both in person and on line who are quite new to shrimp keeping - although some have been keeping shrimp for sometime. I am both disturbed and amazed at the general lack of knowledge of basic shrimp keeping. Things like how to drip acclimatise shrimp. Doing water changes, what temperature to keep shrimp at, what substrates to use . Just the basic minimum knowledge is so lacking and once they realise they can ask me these types of questions I end up spending a lot of time with them answering their questions. 
      I know the information is out there but perhaps it's lost in amongst all the more specific information that is harder to understand. I wonder if there is a time we could set aside here on SKF where we can answer realtime questions. Where people are able to come online and ask these questions while a couple of members are available to answer them. I understand these questions can always be asked but sometimes it can take hours or even days before someone answers. If we set aside a specific day and time that general knowledge questions can be asked and then the answer discussed and explained perhaps this would help the newer members to get answers right when they want them. We can all learn from each other's experience and discuss what works for us and what doesn't. I guess it would be like chat but on the open forum for anyone to join in. 
      As  I mentioned once people realise they can ask me basic questions I get bombarded with them. I don't mind and like to share what works for me but there must still be lots of new comers who just can't get their questions answered in an easy way to understand. Simple things like our abbreviations still confuse them and we are all guilty of talking a mile a minute using the abbreviations which just confuses the new comers more. Anyway food for thought going back to basics for very beginners may be useful - that's the sort of information a lot of people are looking for
    • Zorba
      By Zorba
      As the title says "totally devastated" !
      Over the last few days most of my shrimp have died. Now I know what it feels like and it sucks
      From excitement to them arriving my first ever shrimp , several becoming berried , spotting a couple of shrimplets to then seeing them dieing off
      I have been doing water changes of around 10 to 20 % every week. I use tap water and let it age and then add  prime, superchlor, and quick atart
      I use an inert sand as the substate ,cholla ,and plenty of moss in the tank , no fish. I feed them Boss aquaria Shrimp Crack every 3 days
      Originally starting with about 25 blue gene red rillis that Disciple was so kind to send me and now about 8 are left
      PH is about 7
      Ammonia 0
      Nitrite 0
      Sorry Disciple for not looking after them , I feel pretty bad
      Any idea guys to what I have or not done right?
    • cipas
      By cipas
      Hello guys,
      I want to build a shopping list for a nano cube shrimp tank and I kindly ask you to give me some feedback. So here it is:
      Tank: Aquael Shrimp Set Smart 30,
      Substrate: Shirakura
      Plants: Eleocharis parvula, Taxiphyllum barbieri, Echinodorus bleheri
      Also someone sugested a substrate filter.
      Can you help me fill the list with all the required stuff that I need. This is my first tank.
      Thanks in advance!
       
    • ShrimpDuck
      By ShrimpDuck
      I've seen a few pics of people's tank recently and they seem to have a mixture of red rilli and light blue coloured shrimp together. I'm assuming these guys don't necessarily breed true? If rilli's breed other colours do they still need to be separated, or can you then keep them all together? Or would they breed bad offspring?
       
      I've got a few shrimp tanks setup now and would love to learn more about breeding etc so I do the right thing ?


  • Must Read SKF Articles

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

    Join Our Community!

  • Posts

    • jayc
      It must have been an aluminium heatsink. The Indium in Liquid metal will eat through aluminium. Only copper or nickel plated heatsinks can be used with liquid metal. It says so on the packet, at least my pack of Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut does.
    • jayc
    • kms
      I will try to add all the old tank's shrimps at the end of August to the new tank, had a problem with my chiller this morning, try to make it more efficient by adding a better heat sink grease, I added a liquid metal grease, apparently you can't add liquid metal, when heating up, the heat sink turning to dust, along with part of the cooler inlet and outlet. So far the shrimps are ok.    
    • sdlTBfanUK
      I have had the new shrimps a week and have ordered some new ones(10) for delivery friday. There are probably at least 6 of the 8 alive (they may even all be alive still) but as the tank is so densely planted it is difficult to tell, but I saw 2 black and 2 red this morning, as yesterday, but I'm sure 1 red and  1 black weren't the same as the ones I saw yesterday so there are probably at least 6, if that makes any sense??? Anyway that will be it for now and I will just let the tank and shrimps do there thing once this batch are in there in a couple of days, and I can get back to the usual routine as was, before this unfortunate event wiped out the last lot. All parameters are good, including the nitrates now, but there are a lot of brown patches on the plants and moss balls still......... It all looks a bit drab and uninspiring and brown!!! I probably just need to be a bit more patient? I will do some maintenance tomorrow and a small 2L water change, then the new shrimps will go in on friday after acclimatising. The shrimps were totally uninterested in the spinach or shrimp lolly I put in at the weekend but I am assuming they have so much biofilm at this stage that that is keeping them busy and well fed and they are staying under cover until they get used to their new environment and this strange ugly monster that keeps peering in at them through the glass from time to time? I guess if some 100ft tall bloke kept peering through my window a few times a day I would be a bit nervous/reserved shall we say? I removed the spinach and the shrimp lolly and put the shrimp lolly in the betta tank and within minutes there were 10 shrimp on it so there was definitely nothing wrong with that shrimp lolly! Simon
    • jayc
      Traps don't work on hydra. Even with planaria, it is slow and it doesn't catch them all.
×