Jump to content
jojowhisky

Red markings under rostrum of caridinas.

Recommended Posts

jojowhisky

Hi everyone!

Today i collected the batch of crystals from the breeder.

Still acclimating them very slowly till tds is compatible to my tank.

Saw a few of them had this weird reddish markings or growth under their rostrum?

So worried if it is a disease or fungal infection?

Have attached pictures best i can to illustrate what and where i mean is the affected part.

I will not put them in my main tank till we can understand what it is as my experience with crystals to date is not on par, i need to check with everyone here.

Hope i am over reacting and this is just their natural colouration.

Regards,

Jo39fb1fc256406bb386eccdcae5fd977e.jpg0a5c34087d4e60c314ad7d2a9d64d2d2.jpg5e3877c7979db1e628edd0e6e4e7b745.jpg

 

Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sdlTBfanUK

I understand why you would be extra sensitive/worried with your previous experience with these shrimps!

They look fine to me and sometimes they do have red on the very front from what I can see (unless I am not looking at the right thing?), have a look at the ones here and see if that looks similar (these are a premium supplier so would not put photos of sick shrimp on their site):

http://www.rendo-shrimp.de/epages/62701010.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/62701010/Categories/Garnelen/Caridina/Red_Bee_Garnelen

I also did a quick google search and some of those had red bits on the very front.

They look very nice and quite a high grade, you are good at getting clear photos. Hopefully you will get some nice shrimplets from them.

Simon

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jojowhisky

Thanks simon.
Just dont want them to be sick or anything.
Have been reading the sub threads here on shrimp health. Have also been goggling this.
Cant seem to find anything. I am over reacting as usual, saw the link you sent, yep some of the shrimps on there have the same red markings.
So i think we are good. Today is day 3 and the shrimps are still in the cup. I wanna just take things real slow with them.
No shock, just a very gradual, peaceful transition. Hopefully an uneventful one too!


Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jayc

Can we have a side shot please? close up of the head.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sdlTBfanUK

Great to hear that everything looks to be going well and you haven't lost any of the new shrimps! I took another look at the photos and I don't know whether it is important but the red bits on the front are the same red as the pattern on the body so to me that also would make me think it is just part of the colouring, but I am only guessing there!

Maybe you shouldn't read too much about diseases at this stage? But good if it has given you peace of mind!

Simon

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jojowhisky
Can we have a side shot please? close up of the head.
A burst of photos attached!
I took 17 shots because they kept moving!
*frustrated*
Hope you can at least find one good shot?
Thank you jayc
d8a4d1a0cea35075feb846e01c8e3c3f.jpgdbcf40ff93663454d550e1c19a8417a7.jpgbd5e26c2dd9ae59d627db8e780ede814.jpgc2fb4bad449609b91b3d19f453ed2dbc.jpg49ea6d3ddc5fc81688603ef7540a07ef.jpgf16efa3e102b94d43482c4c2b494a743.jpg366a8aea5b92090a0b2f72b88fb1b2a6.jpgc4310c35b50a7158b4e510c99cfded0c.jpgd32aae4cc3b5989780076c1a91c26ec7.jpg

Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk

More photos6a50f135cb3277ea410d56d9479aeaf3.jpgfe466c212f54a3611edb0f4341ca28f3.jpg3a923ab9affd8e0f2621a23cf9fbca44.jpg558256152676a05bc9c3a31b6e65e961.jpg72d077b278aa08bc5d316e1852bcbdbc.jpg927d3d7f9dec6d113ad8fc54055a1086.jpgdbd9f1acbb5468cd067703322392bf4b.jpgc904f89615bdff93575a1268963a4de9.jpg

Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sdlTBfanUK

OOOOO lots of pics, that's what we like. I can see the one with the red legs, very  nice. And a couple without the red spot on the back as well.

Hopefully JayC will give you the all clear and they can get into their waiting new home. They look good quality and grade shrimp to me, you did well there!

Simon

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jojowhisky
OOOOO lots of pics, that's what we like. I can see the one with the red legs, very  nice. And a couple without the red spot on the back as well.
Hopefully JayC will give you the all clear and they can get into their waiting new home. They look good quality and grade shrimp to me, you did well there!
Simon
I do hope too that they are healthy*anxious*
Just realized i never really looked at a crystal shrimp so close to notice their markings and these are just a little strange to me?
They are still in the cup. Very very active and no one has died, yet.
Their water when first put in here was 600mls, today it is 800mls. (Going real slow)
I will need to remove some water soon.
Fingers crossed.
Jo


Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
beanbag

Fast or slow acclimation depends on how much difference there is between your water and the water they came in.  First measure the water parameters, then use the TDS pen to track changes.  Roughly, if the GH and KH difference are less than 2, then you can probably acclimate over 2 hours.  If greater than 3, I would say a day or more.

Also what you can do is hang your big cup inside your tank so the water temperatures equalize.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jayc

I don't see anything wrong with these CRS. In fact they are very good quality CRS.

 

They might even be culls from a Pure Red Line (PRL). Some are almost there with red legs. Here is a PRL for comparison.

Bán Tép Cảnh Giá Rẻ Tại TPHCM | Diá»n Äàn Chim Cảnh Viá»t Nam

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jojowhisky

Thank you@jayc.
I am so happy to hear this from you.
Thank you@sdlTBfanUK simon as well.
They are most prob good to go into the tank on sat.
Love you guys very much. Thank you for all the help.
Apologize for this dumb quesrion but i had just wanted to be sure.
Regards,
Jo

Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jojowhisky

Hello everyone!
This is an update on the crystals.
All 20 are doing great in the main tank, the whole tank looks so alive now that they are in here. *happy*
None have died so far.
I took close to 2 weeks acclimating them in the measuring cup before putting them in the tank*paranoid*
They have coloured up beautifully as well.
Regards,
Jo0d3b192b72652b6fdf8442de8d13358f.jpg8dddc1e38b8ca0639968c8c047b1902b.jpge7aeb99c2a56e40952316a4d0aed9134.jpg54bc365c1fc8c2c115d4a416c01cd64a.jpg

Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sdlTBfanUK

FANTASTIC NEWS! Long may it last. Great pictures.

Hope the yellows are still doing well also?

Simon

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jayc

Every nice. Those are some good quality CRS.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jojowhisky
FANTASTIC NEWS! Long may it last. Great pictures.
Hope the yellows are still doing well also?
Simon
Hi simon!
Love what you wrote "Long may it last."
I am hoping for that!
Yep the yellows are doing so great!
Earlier i wrote that one got pregnant? Well,
She delivered those in her tummy and it seems i got 2 more berried?! One could be her again im not very sure!
Lots of yellow tiny shrimps hopping around in the tank right now.
I am so very happy to see progression and results!
All thanks to everyone guiding me here, it was quite the learning journey.
I have recently bought a hang on breeding box meant to cull some of the bloody mary babies that are chocolate, dark brown or black in colour.( in the main tank with the crystals)
Still figuring out how that thing works as it comes with an attachment for an airline hose?? It will filter in and out the same water as the tank?
Regards,
Jo

Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk

Every nice. Those are some good quality CRS.
Thanks jayc!!
They are so fun to watch and beautiful to look at.
They really do seem more fiesty than neo caridinas when it comes to feeding?
Haha just thought its weird but they dont seem to like sharing their food.
Regards,
Jo


Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk

  • Like 1

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



  • Must Read SKF Articles

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

    Join Our Community!

  • Posts

    • supermansteve32
      Okay so I haven't done a water change in weeks because I thought the TDS needed to get closer to 150 before changing and my TDS meter continually kept reading 108 to 114. Sho I went and bought a new TDS meter and it's different from my old one.  The new one vs my old one: my water in tank 147 vs 103, water using the correct salty shrimp mix to RO water 88 vs 66. So I'm going with the reading on my new TDS meter.  So it's time for a water change.  Should I replace the water with the 88 TDS or put some more mix in until it's above 100 (since CRS parameters should be 100-200)? Thanks again everyone
    • CurleyJones321
      i had a significant drop in PH as well, so i think thats accurate. I havent however checked my readings yet and will do that later today but i have NEVER had Amonia (NH4) readings in either of my tanks. my Prawn is also growing fur and my tank is growing a healthy layer of biofilm that i want to clean off but think is a bad idea? I think adding the items from the other tank have helped things along with regards to the Biofilm. I've just done my normal maintenance except on the large tank as the TDS kept creeping up to 265 so i did several extra water changes at 0TDS to get the tank down down to 230 and added BB.
    • Felenah
      Thank you both so much!  I have struggled.  I will change out the substrate.  Thank you again!
    • sdlTBfanUK
      I tested the tank yesterday and TDS 178, GH7, KH1, no ammonia or nitrite and nitrate 25 still (daily). I will keep doing the ammonia/nitrite/nitrate daily for now and I have got 8L (one third tank) of new water to replace on thursday, this in theory will get the TDS to about 125, GH about 5 so those should be about perfect for a start! The Ph was 5 and this makes me a bit sceptical it was the 6 I got last week!  I haven't had this nitrates problem (reading) before but I am hoping that may correct itself when the plants are a bit more settled. There also hasn't been any ammonia readings yet and I think I will just remove the cooked shrimps (it's growing fur) if there isn't any reading by tuesday??? Simon
    • sdlTBfanUK
      Good to hear you have got this sorted out! They are cheap to buy and I have one that does temperature as well, like you. Usually 'I believe' if they are inaccurate it may be that one of the prongs may be bent and so you may be able to bend the one which isn't straight to be straight but as you have a few I would just discard the one that is wrong! Simon
×