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SKFAquatics Monthly Digest October 28, 2021


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SKF newsletter is full of great new posts this month! We welcome all our new shrimp keepers! 

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unwanted population explosion
ineke
So how is everyone going at the moment ? As some of you are aware I started breeding shrimp back in 2012 , starting with some beautiful Reds then Chocolate and blacks. I also added some blue gen…
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Hi!
Franks
Hello everyone! I am Franks, glad to be part of this community!
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Here we go again, again!
sdlTBfanUK
Summary from the old thread; I managed to destroy my wonderful Taiwan bee tank with a faulty heater that cooked them. I then set up the tank afresh May 2019 using shrimpking substrate, new plant…
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Swapped out 3 year old amazonia for Fluval stratum - huge ammonia spike
WaldoDude
Hey all, been a while since I posted,  I recently rescaped my 3 year old 10g cube tank cause I was having algae issues. All I did was swap out the old amazonia substrate for some fresh fluval str…
397 views 4 comments
Determining shrimp sexes
Smurfy
I think I know the sexes of my shrimp but want more experienced opinions. Also, I was told that an Amano shrimp will not breed with different types of freshwater shrimp. Is that correct? Thank you …
286 views 3 comments
looking for Caridina Typus and Caridina serratirostris
Curtis
hi guys im looking for any caridina typus and serratriostris if anyone has any please email me  happy to pay a premium. [email protected]
576 views 5 comments

Popular Forum Posts

unwanted population explosion
ineke
So how is everyone going at the moment ? As some of you are aware I started breeding shrimp back in 2012 , starting with some beautiful Reds then Chocolate and blacks. I also added some blue gen…
102 views 4 comments
Here we go again, again!
sdlTBfanUK
Summary from the old thread; I managed to destroy my wonderful Taiwan bee tank with a faulty heater that cooked them. I then set up the tank afresh May 2019 using shrimpking substrate, new plant…
447 views 4 comments
Anyone tried to reduce PH with black tea?
inkspot007
i'm trying something and wondered if anybody else have tried it. I have seen from many fellow aquarium keepers that, to lower PH in your water, adding driftwood, leaves, etc. will reduce PH and the…
1523 views 6 comments
Hi!
Franks
Hello everyone! I am Franks, glad to be part of this community!
183 views 2 comments
Battling Increasing pH
piste
Ok....so I am fairly experienced fresh water fish and shrimp keeper but I have been battling pH in my shrimp tank and could really use some guidance.  This is a 5 gallon tank that I have had runnin…
726 views 9 comments
Here we go again!
sdlTBfanUK
I have now pretty much set up the shrimp tank afresh. The layout isn't 100% yet as I am testing a piece of rock for the week which I will test if it has any affect on Ph at the weekend when it has …
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Swapped out 3 year old amazonia for Fluval stratum - huge ammonia spike
WaldoDude
Hey all, been a while since I posted,  I recently rescaped my 3 year old 10g cube tank cause I was having algae issues. All I did was swap out the old amazonia substrate for some fresh fluval str…
397 views 4 comments
Tank mates
Hammy
Hey just thought I’d check in and say hi I’ve got a new tank cycling and I have some shrimp that’s going to be going into it but I was wanting to get something else to go into it I was thinking abo…
577 views 12 comments
Determining shrimp sexes
Smurfy
I think I know the sexes of my shrimp but want more experienced opinions. Also, I was told that an Amano shrimp will not breed with different types of freshwater shrimp. Is that correct? Thank you …
286 views 3 comments
looking for Caridina Typus and Caridina serratirostris
Curtis
hi guys im looking for any caridina typus and serratriostris if anyone has any please email me  happy to pay a premium. [email protected]
576 views 5 comments
Did someone say Australian native shrimp aren't as colourful as exotics?
fishmosy
 
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    • jayc
      Keep doing this, and feeding it the medicated food. If the shrimp doesn't eat the food within a day, remove it and feed new medicated food again the next day.   You sir, are a good candidate for an RO filter. Your shrimp are not going to like the hard water in the long term.
    • alkemist
      The shrimp is in a separate container, but it's been in there for a week or so now. I see it picking off the air stone and the sides of the tub. There is shrimp poop in the container, so it is eating, just not the food I give it. I suck out the detritus and excess food every couple of days and do small water change daily. At first I used tank water, since I don't run R/O. I use a combination of hard tap water with a little water ran through my water softener (I know it's a bit taboo to do). I don't know an exactly how to re-mineralize it to keep the shrimp from going into shock if I used straight clean tap water. I am starting to slowly remove the water from the tub and mixing it with direct tap water with the water softener on by-pass, so hopefully it can acclimate to full clean tap water. With the shrimp feeding, should I try to remove all visible signs of food and fast it for a couple days and then try again?
    • jayc
      Is the shrimp still in the main tank? Or have you moved it into a separate container? There should be no biofilm in a new container, and it should be hungry to want to eat the medicated algae wafer. It won't go away without treatment. The bacteria is not just on the shell (carapace), so moulting won't get rid of the bacteria.
    • alkemist
      I've tried to feed the shrimp food soaked in the oregano oil mixture (1 drop of oregano and 5 ml of water since it's 86% carvacrol). The shrimp seems to hate the taste of any food I put in there with the mixture. It goes off and tries to feed on anything but the medicated food. I don't have any other food in the tub and took all the floaters out but seems to be feeding on naturally growing biofilm now.. I'm not sure if I am seeing any results. Should the reddish brown spots go away on it's own or does the shrimp have to molt it off? I've noticed it's been scratching itself a lot.
    • alkemist
      Ok, thanks. I'll do that. Yes, I have the tub lightly aerated.
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