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Finally got a photo of how drab and uninspiring the tank looks, I did see 1 (must be bionic/super tough) red steel shrimp (full size) in there but there is a killi and 11 mosquito rasbora though you can't see them in the doom and gloom!

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I assume none of the Yellow King kong survived and so this will just be fish from here onwards? I plan to test the water within a few days but all the parameters are always comfortably within caridina parameters???

Simon

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beanbag

I blame the Shrimp King soil

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sdlTBfanUK

I certainly wouldn't use it ever again, as the other tanks, and this tank previously, were so lush and full of life with the JBL substrate I used then! It is the only thing I did differently this time (that I know of) and the photos of the tank and shrimps previously speak for themselves???

On the other hand I am sure a product made by a speicalist shrimp product company in Gerrmany should be a good product and there must be people who have used it with success, so I am stumped and have to accept this just isn't going to work for 'some unknown reason' this time................ 

Simon

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Crabby

Time for a rescape? It’s a shame such a nice tank has turned into that. 

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A few photos of the killie in this tank, he has 11 chilli rasbora keeping him company!

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I will probably redo this tank and try TB shrimp again when this and most of the rasbora have died off, and hopefull by then everything in the outside word has gotten back to more normal?

Simon

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jayc

Lovely killifish. Is that a Nothobranchius rachovii?

 

 

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Yes it is, I have had him nearly a year now. They seem almost exactly like betta, only one male, curious when anyone goes near the tank and enjoy the same foods etc! It is a shame that you can only keep 1 though as they are extremely pretty and interactive. I don't know whether he ate any shrimps ???

I took some (20ish) of the wild cherry shrimps from my old tank yesterday and put them in with the new betta to test whether he is a shrimp muncher? OMG, when I started digging around in the old tank there must be way over 100 of the wild type now, they are brown and clear so difficult to see..........

Simon

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jayc
13 hours ago, sdlTBfanUK said:

I don't know whether he ate any shrimps ???

Killis are known to eat shrimp. I wouldn't be surprised if it did eat some.

 

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I saw 3 of the wild red cherry culls I dumped in the tank (All brown with a lighter brown stripe along the back) happily eating out in this tank this morning - difficult to see them! The water is totally wrong for cherry shrimp but they have been in there a month? The tank still looks grimey and boring though. PH6, tds 154, gh6-7, kh0.

It does beg the question though, why do these shrimp survive in this tank with the wrong parameters, but the caridina shrimp don't survive despite the parameters being ideal for them????? Oh well, I do have some shrimp in the tank for now I suppose.

Simon

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