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SKFAquatics Monthly Digest November 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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Do shrimp need to eat antibiotics?
beanbag
Hello folks,  Short story - I have the same problem as last year with only certain shrimps getting shortened antennae disease.  They don't grow up to be full size, and the antennae start to get …
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Shrimp ID Help Please
Kaizen088
Hi all, I just got back into shrimp keeping after a long break. This guy was sold as an Orange Eyed Tiger, was hoping to get confirmation.
216 views 5 comments
Advice on feeding vegetables
Hammy
Hey guys just wanted to ask a question also to let you know how things are going. My tank is looking great out of the 13 original blue dream/velvet shrimp I bought I have 6 left they are doing great…
190 views 6 comments
Fish room, breed for profit and licencing.
nathanaldo07
I posted a thread a couple of days ago titles; 'Shipping live aquatics in the UK. How can I do this? Can I do this?' and in that thread I said I wanted to breed for fun on a small scale. Howe…
169 views 6 comments
Help finding shrimp
Nicole7140
I'm in Tasmania and shrimp aren't allowed here, I've been dreaming about a shrimp tank for as long as I can remember.    There are no native species here and I'm wondering can you buy like c…
192 views 3 comments
Shipping live aquatics in the UK. How can I do this? Can I do this?
nathanaldo07
I know this is a controversial topic of sending live fish/invertebrates through the post, however, I have came to the conclusion that if I take all the precautions - double bagging, using polystyren…
143 views 5 comments
Hello from Tasmania
isfrael
Technically I'm not new, I used to keep shrimp many years ago when I lived in SA. I made the move to Tasmania four years ago and was recently wanting to get back into the aquarium world. Is ther…
273 views 4 comments

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Shrimp Diseases and Diagnosis
jayc
With the wealth of knowledge from experienced keepers here in SKF, we should have a repository of Shrimp Diseases where people can come to diagnose and hopefully find a cure to their shrimp's ailment…
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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…
690 views 5 comments
Do shrimp need to eat antibiotics?
beanbag
Hello folks,  Short story - I have the same problem as last year with only certain shrimps getting shortened antennae disease.  They don't grow up to be full size, and the antennae start to get …
141 views 2 comments
Shrimp ID Help Please
Kaizen088
Hi all, I just got back into shrimp keeping after a long break. This guy was sold as an Orange Eyed Tiger, was hoping to get confirmation.
216 views 5 comments
Advice on feeding vegetables
Hammy
Hey guys just wanted to ask a question also to let you know how things are going. My tank is looking great out of the 13 original blue dream/velvet shrimp I bought I have 6 left they are doing great…
190 views 6 comments
Fish room, breed for profit and licencing.
nathanaldo07
I posted a thread a couple of days ago titles; 'Shipping live aquatics in the UK. How can I do this? Can I do this?' and in that thread I said I wanted to breed for fun on a small scale. Howe…
169 views 6 comments
Purple Cherry Shrimp .....
BlueBolts
Selective breeding blue cherry shrimps, and found this in my colony 2day ...... unsure whether there's more, lights went off as I took this shot !
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Shipping live aquatics in the UK. How can I do this? Can I do this?
nathanaldo07
I know this is a controversial topic of sending live fish/invertebrates through the post, however, I have came to the conclusion that if I take all the precautions - double bagging, using polystyren…
143 views 5 comments
Help finding shrimp
Nicole7140
I'm in Tasmania and shrimp aren't allowed here, I've been dreaming about a shrimp tank for as long as I can remember.    There are no native species here and I'm wondering can you buy like c…
192 views 3 comments
Hello from Tasmania
isfrael
Technically I'm not new, I used to keep shrimp many years ago when I lived in SA. I made the move to Tasmania four years ago and was recently wanting to get back into the aquarium world. Is ther…
273 views 4 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…
903 views 10 comments

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    • jayc
      Great idea! Please document your journey here. I have no experience with marine shrimps, so cannot help you. But what you have listed above seems like a sound plan to get started.   
    • sdlTBfanUK
      That sounds like a fun project and look forward to hearing how it goes!  Hopefully someone will have some useful advice/tips etc? 
    • Crabby
      I have an idea. And considering I’m terrible at being concise, I’m sure it’s gonna take me a while to explain it.   Essentially, I want to do a nano marine rockpool tank, with just crustaceans and molluscs (and perhaps a seastar or two). And I really don’t know how plausible it is, but I’m pretty intent on finding out. I don’t know if anyone here has any experience with marine shrimp, but I figured I may as well see if any of the Aussies here are familiar with the shrimp I want to keep. So this species of shrimp is actually the species that got me into the hobby! I found them on a camping trip, and they were just so active and engaging, and I just fell in love. Then I went home, did a bunch of research, and got an aquarium. They’re part of the reason why I’m so interested in shrimp. Now I’m on holidays again (in a different place in Vic) and they’re everywhere in the tide pools. Millions. The species is ‘palaemon serenus’, the red-handed shrimp, and they grow to about 6cm for big females (which I discovered last night) and I think 3-4 for males. Just from observation. They live primarily in colonies of 10-30 under rocks during the day, venturing out when they feel safe, and going everywhere once it gets dark. They’re omnivorous, eating pretty much everything they can get their little claws on (including my fingers and toes). They look rather like freshwater macrobrachium, to be honest. I’ve had a look and it’s legal to collect from this location. There aren’t limits on anything I want to collect. So, I’m thinking I’d do a 20 litre tank for the meantime (until I can get some awesome 30ish litre low-boy tank). I’ve got one at home that could be set up as soon as I’m back. If I take home a big rock and sand, then I should have beneficial bacteria sorted, as well as a food source. The rock would have plants and a bit of algae and all the other good stuff you find on the rocks they like. Other than using salt for water changes, I’d run the tank like a freshwater tank - sponge filter for filtration, freshwater light, no heater, fortnightly or monthly water changes. I’d love to add a couple little fish if I can catch them, but I have no idea how to identify whether they’ll grow or not. Same deal with the majority of crabs (although I have ID’d a few species that would work). And unfortunately no nudibranch either… although I found the CUTEST little one last night. They’re apparently super specialist in terms of diet, and I don’t have the time to observe one for hours to see what it eats, ID it, work out how to cultivate it, and all that. So, that’s the plan. I would love any advice, recommendations, or criticisms you have. I understand there’s a good chance this could be too ambitious, and the well-being of the animals is number 1 priority, so if it sounds like it’s a bad idea then I’ll just scrap it. But I’m pretty keen on finding out a way to make this work.
    • sdlTBfanUK
      I have had fungus each time I set up a new tank, but it has always just disappered on its own after a month or two, and has been varied in appearance each time!
    • Dirk De Bakker
      Had a go searching / feeling throught the substrate for the tabs but no luck.  They might have dissolved or become soggy so I can't  feel them.  I have a bucket sample of substrate brewing at the moment for a 24 hour test and its already steadily rising the TDS.   Looks like a just wait and see...... Thanks for all the help as ususal it is appreciated.  Dirk       
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