Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
beanbag

What temperature is considered "the low end" for shrimp?

Recommended Posts

beanbag

I read that at lower temperatures, the shrimp breed less, but live longer and grow bigger.  That's pretty much what I want.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Zoidburg

Good question.... I've heard of shrimp being shipped in freezing cold weather. Not cold enough for the water to freeze, but cold enough for the shrimp to basically freeze but not die.... and after warming back up, resumed normal activities.

So...... I guess 50-60's might be low end?


I have heard of people keeping shrimp in mid to high end 60's without concern.

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

    • Crabby
      No plants ‘require’ CO2 so to speak, but it helps boost growth. Flourish excel is basically bottled CO2, so you could do that. Most red plants will just grow a bit greener without CO2. I have some variety of Ludwigia repens, and it stays pretty red, as the leaves reach higher toward the light. But the best thing to do is just try something. Test it out, see what works and what doesn’t, because nobody‘s tanks are the same.
    • DreamBlueVelvet
      Ok does it require CO2 also what about Ludwigia Repens Rubin super red?
    • Crabby
      I use two 24 watt fluorescent tubes on my regular 29, and am just able to grow red plants. That’s 48 watts of light, from one pink and one blue tube, so your 37 on a tall tank might not be strong enough when it hits the bottom. If you end up dosing excel (I do and it works fine for me) then maybe try Alternanthera Reineckii, or it’s mini version (also known as AR Mini). I’ve had success with that.
    • kms
      Many red plants require white and red light, could be LED or tube, power isn't important, but need enough reach the bottom, but most important co2 is needed, or they don't last.
    • DreamBlueVelvet
      This photo is more recent.    Any plant recommendations? I want to introduce more red plants but not sure if my light is strong enough, I believe it’s a 37 watt for 29 gallon tall tank
×
×
  • Create New...