I've kept various Caridina cf. cantonensis and recently tried a few C serrata for a new (well, set up in April but new to shrimp) tank. They were home bred little juveniles, and I figured I had several months before I would see berries. The largest ones are at about 1/2" or 1.27 cm now and multiple females are already berried. My bees need to be twice this size before they berry for me. Just found it interesting. Substrate of Flourite and a little ADA for scale. I'm guessing these fry are going to be tiny!
Those are really great photos! I especially like the established tank (last photo) and the beautiful shrimps. I'm sure the new tank will look just as fabulous once everything grows in!
It is so easy to get carried away in this hobby, how many of us have said 'just one more tank'???? I like the idea of a separate REDs tank! I just got 17 mixed red Taiwan bee shrimps this morning, acclimating those while writing this?
Following the creation of Taiwan Bee Shrimp Tank Journal #1 (http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showthread.php/68743-Taiwan-Bee-Shrimp-Tank-Journal), I have decided to set up another tank dedicated to Taiwan Bees.
This has however ended my journey in breeding CPD's (http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showthread.php/66596-Planted-CPD-Breding-Setup?highlight=)
- PetWorx 40l tank as used in the CPD journal
- Up Aqua Pro U LED Light 45cm
- ADA Amazonia
- Co2, yes at the moment but will significantly reduce to a very slow 24/7 bubble count once shrimp are in
- Fluval C2 HOB Filter
- Staurogyne Repens
- Dwarf Hairgrass
- Mini Christmas Moss
- Micro or Mini Java Fern which i might remove to make the tank look a little more minimal
- Will likely grab some culls from my other tank to see how they go with the very low co2 injection
- If these go alright will attempt to line breed some really nice shadow pandas or get into wine reds
Approx 1 Week After Planting
All from this tank!