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SKFAquatics Monthly Digest 28 August 2020


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Bacterial infection
Jerme
Hi. Based on my diagnostics I’m facing internal bacterial infections with my shrimps. I currently run 10+ setups and Im afraid that before I have stopped this infection I might have none lef…
5 comments

Cherry Shrimp Dying
WaldoDude
Hello, I've had 3 cherry shrimp die in the last 2 weeks and can't seem to pin point the issue. For context I had 13 cherry shrimp in a planted 10 gallon with 7 Celestial Pearl Danios. I found th…
48 comments

it's too much biofilm (oil film) on surface?
lebowskia
Hello I have CRS shrimp tank and I have oil film on surface like this, it's too much or can harm shrimps? I think it's can be block oxgen, I'm afraid of that  
2 comments

DIY Remineralisation for RO or Rain Water
jayc
Here is my formula for re-mineralising RO or Rain water:   Powdered compound Grams needed: Calcium Sulphate CaSO4 Heptahydrate (so it dissolves easily)…
168 comments

Uh Oh... What's this?
Crabby
Erm, I think my blue dream shrimp have a disease. Either that, or they're the coolest colour morph I've ever seen. But there is an orange line going down the center of the rostrum on multiple speci…
8 comments

PH tolerance through generations
Jordan
Hi Shrimp lovers, I tried to google this but could not find a result, I'm sorry if this is over asked or simple. As shrimp (for conversion sake let's say cherry) have varying degrees of PH …
4 comments

Grading new juvies from an online order
Jordan
Hey everyone,  I just got an order of Bloody Mary juvies. To be honest they look like low to medium grade normal red cherry shrimp.  In the past I have gotten BM from a local breeder and th…
6 comments

72 litre 90 F shallow build
Subtlefly
Hi Team, So here is the list of what has been purchased 900x400x200 PPG starphire glass rimless tank (custom build) 10mm glass Flat one ONF+ warm white 60 cm pendant light (rated for 17…
50 comments

my CRS shrimps keep dying
lebowskia
Hello  I have CRS shrimp tank and everyday 1 - 2 shrimp is dying I don't know why, my tds was high a bit but I'm getting lower tds slowy by change %15 every week now ( before add in tank put in wat…
5 comments

End of Cycle? 0 Nitrates
WaldoDude
Hello!  I'm at the end of week 3 for my new 15 gallon tank.  The tank was definitely cycling but now it seems to have reached its end (at least I hope) but of course I just want confirmation as 3 …
10 comments

Latest Forum Posts

Bacterial infection
Jerme
Hi. Based on my diagnostics I’m facing internal bacterial infections with my shrimps. I currently run 10+ setups and Im afraid that before I have stopped this infection I might have none lef…
5 comments

it's too much biofilm (oil film) on surface?
lebowskia
Hello I have CRS shrimp tank and I have oil film on surface like this, it's too much or can harm shrimps? I think it's can be block oxgen, I'm afraid of that  
2 comments

Uh Oh... What's this?
Crabby
Erm, I think my blue dream shrimp have a disease. Either that, or they're the coolest colour morph I've ever seen. But there is an orange line going down the center of the rostrum on multiple speci…
8 comments

Grading new juvies from an online order
Jordan
Hey everyone,  I just got an order of Bloody Mary juvies. To be honest they look like low to medium grade normal red cherry shrimp.  In the past I have gotten BM from a local breeder and th…
6 comments

Recovery Possible After PH Shock?
Shrimpy_Business
Hello everyone, this is my first post so go easy on me. I have a standard 20 gallon shrimp only tank which is stocked with about 50 or so adults and young. I noticed one of them had a parasite …
9 comments

Getting Parameters right in CRS tank
Chiquarius
Hello, I have a 10-gallon tank that I set up for a combination of Neos and PRL/CRS shrimp (as well as some snails and cories). I have a substrate with some Akadama and have been using a com…
3 comments

End of Cycle? 0 Nitrates
WaldoDude
Hello!  I'm at the end of week 3 for my new 15 gallon tank.  The tank was definitely cycling but now it seems to have reached its end (at least I hope) but of course I just want confirmation as 3 …
10 comments

my CRS shrimps keep dying
lebowskia
Hello  I have CRS shrimp tank and everyday 1 - 2 shrimp is dying I don't know why, my tds was high a bit but I'm getting lower tds slowy by change %15 every week now ( before add in tank put in wat…
5 comments

Tropical Fish Flakes?
Macronano
To vary my juvenile FRCS diet I give them a (single) tropical fish flake every other day, in addition to their main Hikari shrimp cuisine diet. They seem to like the flakes, but I was wondering wha…
5 comments

What caridina shrimp can I keep in these parameters?
wtusa1783
I’m thinking maybe oebt. What are my options with caridina shrimp in these parameters? The measurements are in ppm
3 comments

I will make diy shrimp food
lebowskia
Hi I'm trying to make my shrimp food, what you think about this shrimp food? do you have any advice? Ingredients i use: Soyabean flour Stinging nettle leaf mulberry leaf carrot …
3 comments

Is pond water a mistake?
Whiterabbitrage
Hi everyone, I set up a new tank for some shrimp about two months ago. The plants are establishing themselves and things looked good. Then I got the bright idea to get a cup of pond water from my o…
7 comments

How long have start breeding my CRS shrimps?
lebowskia
Hello everyone  I have 19 CRS shrimp, here is my shrimps in pics, they are very small yet? when gonna they breeding? and they are doesn't grazing around much, usuallu hiding is that normal? and the…
11 comments

Help! What's killing my CRS?
Myola
For about 2 months now I've been losing one or two of my CRS every day. Tank has been running for about a year and initially everything was normal and they were breeding well. Then I started notici…
17 comments

Help with parameters
chopstxnrice
Hello all!  I recently started a new shrimp tank and need help with some of the parameters. I originally had ~5 cherry shrimp that multiplied into ~15, and now all have died except 1. I have a …
12 comments

Renewed Tank
LCM94
Hi  For those who read my last issues in this thread below, I have completely renewed the tank. Introduction of a spider wood of some sort polluted my tech soil definitely. So removed every…
6 comments

Pixie Hawk, reef safe??
danielgraves
Rhetorical question, those are my cleaner shrimps antenna hanging from his mouth, who by the way let my shrimp clean him the day prior. He's now traded in. Awesome fish just not peaceful enough for…
1 comments

Shrimp id questions
Ludwiggg17
Hello everyone, recently I got a clip-on macro lens for my phone and I started trying macro photography. I have on hand quite a few unidentified shrimp I caught from a mountain spring a year ago. A…
6 comments

keeping pacific blue eye rainbows with rcs
xrayguy
hi guys and girls   I have a 72g tank heavily planted tank.  I have 30 or so rcs.  5 corys, and about 24 fish (neons, glowlights, rasboras, embers). I really love the look of the pacifi…
2 comments

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