Has any progress been made in figuring out how to keep riffle larvae alive?
From what I've read here and elsewhere, it's not entirely clear whether it's an issue of chemistry/hardness or food.
This is a basic but important question, and I think it's easily answered by running a few experiments using water drawn from a creek where they naturally occur.
Is there anyone here that can help?
I've had my CRS for close to a month now (bought about 20 juvies and adults on 30th June) and they seem to be really happy and healthy in their tank with the painted fire reds. So far the PFRs have been berrying and breeding like crazy but I've yet to see any berried CRS 😕
Size: 14 Gallon Long Ammonia , Nitrite 0ppm Nitrate 20ppm pH 6.3 dKH 2 dGH 7 TDS 170 Temp 23-25c Diet: Bacter AE (1 scoop once a week-mainly for the PFR babies), Bornoewild Frenzy (once a week), Indian Almond leaves and aldercones for when they get the late night hunger pangs 😄
So my question would be, do my CRS require some additional protein in their diet? I've been told breeding is quite a energy intensive activity for shrimp. And if so, would feeding some frozen blood-worms help to supplement this?
Thanks for reading!!
My shrimp are regularly molting. I've been leaving the casings in the tank for a couple of days before removing them. Also, noticed the babies and some very small oblong-shaped creatures feeding on dead Wisteria leaves. I've been removing the leaves after they're practically transparent from being fed on. Is this a good procedure or should I immediately remove any leaf detritus and molts from such a small tank, roughly 1-1/2 gallons.
Would it be beneficial to the shrimp to add Wisteria leaves from my betta tank that have blue-green algae growing on them? It seems to be like salad to them.
I have had 1 RCS in a 3.5 gallon that has been established for a few months for over a month without feeding. It shares the tank with a small nerite snail and some plants. The RCS has been doing well so I recently added another 3. I know it is a small amount but was not sure at what point I need to consider supplementing. I have some shrimp food and could always do zucchini as well. I want to add some additional RCS slowly until I get to 10 or so to get a colony going but want to make sure I am feeding properly.
I'm new to shrimp :-)
I've just populated my 17 Litre (4.5 gallon) tanks with 12 Crystal Red Shrimp
Water Parameters -
Containing Driftwood, Weeping Moss and Peacock Moss
I was wondering about he feeding regime. I have fed them blanched carrot today,and have ordered Dennerle Shrimp King Protein after reading Product Reviews. I have generic shrimp food from local aquarium for the time being.
What amount and how often to feed them is something I am not sure about.
I'd appreciate any advice :-)