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After buying a macro lens for my brother's camera I have really enjoyed taking photos of some of my shrimp

Here are a few from Today. Plenty more on @shrimplabs on instagram though ?

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All these photos were taken from two tanks, which inhabit Wine Reds, Pandas, Shadow Pandas, King Kongs and Blue Bolts

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Great photos!

Add more lighting for your next attempt, that will turn it into Pro shots.

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5 hours ago, jayc said:

Great photos!

Add more lighting for your next attempt, that will turn it into Pro shots.

Will do! They are a bit dark. Hopefully old tank LEDs will do

2 hours ago, sdlTBfanUK said:

Wow, those are great colour and the blue bolt is awesome!

Do you keep them in a mixed tank or separate tanks?


Thanks Simon! They blue bolts, pandas and king kongs are all in one tank while the wine reds are serperate

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15 hours ago, beanbag said:

bump up the exposure in post

Something I would normally do but just couldn’t really be bothered this time round

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    • herrwibi
      I've attached a small bit to the rock as the tank is currently cycling that had the crystal reds in it . I've always been torn between blue bolts and shadow pandas but blue bolts always wins. I never thought about taking some from my other tank and using them a tester but that is a good plan, saves me getting some blue bolts and then all of a sudden i have a big issue again. Hopefully not . That's why i am glad i have the bigger tank and also any of the lighter blue bolts can go into the bigger tank for culling. I've attached a few more favourite. My favourite shrimp which i think this is correct is an extreme bkk . I've also got a photo of one of my many red wines.  https://ibb.co/BVhDMMK https://ibb.co/42Q3ZYc https://ibb.co/gTD403T
    • sdlTBfanUK
      It may be worth holding off on the subwassertang as when you set up the new tank you can then use it in there? I think I could see a few red wine, if they aren't full size, could just have been the light though! There are 3 half size white shrimp with a red head between the large crs in the third photo of the sponge (about half way down), they are beautiful also .They may just be crs but the photo looks redder than those, but may again just be the light! My overall favourites are blue bolts also. I would use some of the crs though for about 3 months as a tester before getting blue bolts for the re-setup tank, you can then remove the crs. You have lots of the crs and you know they are healthy so it makes sense to use them (free) to 'test' that all is ok first, before getting the blue bolts! It will help mentally also, just think how devastated you would be if for some reason the blue bolts died because there is a problem (you won't know with them whether it was the shrimp or the setup), whereas you would still be upset with the crs dying but not as much - they were free and you have plenty of others in the other tank. If you want blue bolts only in the tank you may well get offspring of other colour/pattern depending on the genes of the parents, but then they can be moved to the other tank. ie Blue bolt mother and blue bolt father may create something not blue bolt, depending on the genes etc. 
    • herrwibi
      Thank you, i enjoy a simple scape although i really need to try and take both sections of subwassertang out for a trim. They have just gone mad.  Things are doing great in this tank, i love my red wines as well bit couldn't find any at the time of taking a photo.  There is but i'm not sure they would breed true, i suppose it could be a project for me to breed them true but wouldn't know where to start. My other project i was thinking is just blue bolts in that tank , i love the colour.  I also suffer from slow breeding in winter although i've never had so much success with my taiwans/mischling that i hope it continues. 
    • sdlTBfanUK
      That is a fabulous tank, is it built into a wall or partition. Love the simplicity of the layout, you can see lots of shrimp - I tend to overcrowd mine with plants so don't get to see so many shrimp. Great to hear that this tank is doing well and you have quite a few shrimp in there! Especially like the panda and blue bolt in the photos. As you have so many crs in this tank you shouldn't need to buy any more for your reset tank so that will be great and you know the shrimp are good quality and healthy, and that will make a bit of room in this tank for the next generation at the same time? You may experience the slowing down or stopping breeding for winter, though not everyone has that? Thanks for the photos!
    • herrwibi
      Hope these linke are OK.  Files are too big to upload through the website . https://ibb.co/n3NBkFr https://ibb.co/QKk4Bn0 https://ibb.co/GtpRhXf https://ibb.co/Xs0HKmH https://ibb.co/CtRX2X3
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