Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
shrimpsider

Nemo Bee Shrimp

Recommended Posts

shrimpsider

Today, I have ordered 20 Nemo Bee shrimp from a private shrimp breeder here in Germany. These shrimp are also called 'Blue Crystal Bee' or 'Toraja Shrimp'. The scientific name is caridina sulawesi, although the Indonesian exporter labels them as caridina aristocratensis (what is nonsense).

This shrimp is caught not in the Sulawesi lake system, but in the hinterland of the island. It is rarely kept as most people feel reminded on wild bee shrimp, and think the colors are weak. However, the Nemo Bee can also show blueish colors and offer a wide variety of breeding perspectives, IMO.

The breeder keeps his in PH 7 / GH 5 / KH2 / 250µs / 23 °C. I will keep you updated on my batch!

​

BHQ2oqfog_w

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
wayne6442

Looking forward to seeing some pictures, I envie you SOOoOo much. Good Luck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dean

that looks like a great new addition to your collection. i think they are very nice looking shrimp

and did you notice they have a pattern very similar to the Australian native blue and white zebra ?

look forward to the progress on this Imke :encouragement:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
shrimpsider

They have arrived! Although the seller packed them like a noob, into a small 500ml plastic bottle with water only filled up to the half, wrapped into a aluminium chicken bag, I had no losses! The shrimp are all reddish, and have a white blaze on the head. They are around 1,5cm but very active and fragile - good swimmers!

post-11-139909845624_thumb.jpg

post-11-139909845627_thumb.jpg

post-11-139909845629_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
lachie1998

wow they look realy nice! the way he packaged them looks abit dogey.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sprae

That's a great piece of packaging :)

But the Nemo bee shrimps are very interesting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gbang

holy dooley thank god they are alive!!! but great looking shrimp!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
shrimpsider

I am happy about me first little female getting BERRIED today! The only point that bothers me is that both species were dancing; so hopefully caridina sulawesi and paracaridina princess bee don not cross... some new photos from today

post-11-139909845721_thumb.jpg

post-11-139909845725_thumb.jpg

post-11-13990984573_thumb.jpg

post-11-139909845734_thumb.jpg

post-11-139909845739_thumb.jpg

post-11-139909845744_thumb.jpg

post-11-139909845748_thumb.jpg

post-11-139909845753_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dean

beautiful Imke, i love these shrimp. does the red on there body get darker?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
shrimpsider
beautiful Imke' date=' i love these shrimp. does the red on there body get darker?[/quote']

Yes, the red is getting darker, and the shrimp seem to develop into different directions, which is due to their wild origin, I guess. They haven't been selected for long time, and maybe the seller gave me the shrimp which did not meet his breeding targets.

post-11-139909845768_thumb.jpg

post-11-139909845772_thumb.jpg

post-11-139909845777_thumb.jpg

post-11-139909845781_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Foxpuppet
They have arrived! Although the seller packed them like a noob' date=' into a small 500ml plastic bottle with water only filled up to the half, wrapped into a aluminium chicken bag, I had no losses! The shrimp are all reddish, and have a white blaze on the head. They are around 1,5cm but very active and fragile - good swimmers![/quote']

Is a 600ml bottle less noobish? We post shrimp this way in Australia all the time ;)

Lovely little shrimp btw! No pics of the berried female?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
shrimpsider
Is a 600ml bottle less noobish? We post shrimp this way in Australia all the time ;)

You are kidding, don't you? The water-air ratio is hard to calculate in such a mini bottle, and shrimp are thrown around, too.

The berried female is here, it looks like a small Red Fire anyhow:

post-11-139909845785_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dean

very nice ! they look to carry only a few eggs, is this because they are so small?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
shrimpsider
very nice ! they look to carry only a few eggs' date=' is this because they are so small?[/quote']

Yes, the female on the pic is very small, around 2.5 cm only. Not to compare with other caridina.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
shrimpsider

I now have first shrimplets, 10-12 from one batch, and another female berried. Also, three losses from adults to moan, what probably has happened because of the heat wave we had. I am sorry to say that the shrimplets are so tiny that it is almost impossible to take pictures! :p

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sprae

Sorry to hear your losses. Does most breeders in Germany have chillers?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
shrimpsider
Sorry to hear your losses. Does most breeders in Germany have chillers?

No, most people haven't - just fans when it is getting too bad, but no external marine chillers. Most of us try avoiding chillers by adding O2 to the tank when it is getting hotter. However, I guess chillers are a future topic, as we will have mediterrain weather soon here (--> global warming).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gbang

well done imke! can't wait to see these babies :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
shrimpsider

The babies are still developing and grow, but I can add two new photos today - showing the difference between females and males:

female:

post-11-139909846832_thumb.jpg

male:

post-11-139909846834_thumb.jpg

post-11-139909846664_thumb.jpg

post-11-139909846668_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BlueBolts

Thanks for the update. Great work, what plans do you have for them (selective or cross breeding) ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fishmosy

Fantastic shrimp mate, interesting to see the differences between the males and females colouration.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
shrimpsider
Thanks for the update. Great work' date=' what plans do you have for them (selective or cross breeding) ?[/quote']

Hello, I am not planning much at the moment, as I am again not sure if I will move to another town.The Toraja are best selectively breed IMO, but for now I am only trying to multiply some, and spread them to my shrimp buddies, to make the strain/ressource bigger for all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
shrimpsider

Berried Mom

The females are loaded so much that they can barely walk!

post-957-139909858535_thumb.jpgpost-32-139909847307_thumb.jpg

post-11-139909846986_thumb.jpg

post-11-139909846988_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  



  • Must Read SKF Articles

  • Register today, ask questions and share your shrimp and fish tank experiences with us!

    Join Our Community!

  • Posts

    • supermansteve32
      Okay so I haven't done a water change in weeks because I thought the TDS needed to get closer to 150 before changing and my TDS meter continually kept reading 108 to 114. Sho I went and bought a new TDS meter and it's different from my old one.  The new one vs my old one: my water in tank 147 vs 103, water using the correct salty shrimp mix to RO water 88 vs 66. So I'm going with the reading on my new TDS meter.  So it's time for a water change.  Should I replace the water with the 88 TDS or put some more mix in until it's above 100 (since CRS parameters should be 100-200)? Thanks again everyone
    • CurleyJones321
      i had a significant drop in PH as well, so i think thats accurate. I havent however checked my readings yet and will do that later today but i have NEVER had Amonia (NH4) readings in either of my tanks. my Prawn is also growing fur and my tank is growing a healthy layer of biofilm that i want to clean off but think is a bad idea? I think adding the items from the other tank have helped things along with regards to the Biofilm. I've just done my normal maintenance except on the large tank as the TDS kept creeping up to 265 so i did several extra water changes at 0TDS to get the tank down down to 230 and added BB.
    • Felenah
      Thank you both so much!  I have struggled.  I will change out the substrate.  Thank you again!
    • sdlTBfanUK
      I tested the tank yesterday and TDS 178, GH7, KH1, no ammonia or nitrite and nitrate 25 still (daily). I will keep doing the ammonia/nitrite/nitrate daily for now and I have got 8L (one third tank) of new water to replace on thursday, this in theory will get the TDS to about 125, GH about 5 so those should be about perfect for a start! The Ph was 5 and this makes me a bit sceptical it was the 6 I got last week!  I haven't had this nitrates problem (reading) before but I am hoping that may correct itself when the plants are a bit more settled. There also hasn't been any ammonia readings yet and I think I will just remove the cooked shrimps (it's growing fur) if there isn't any reading by tuesday??? Simon
    • sdlTBfanUK
      Good to hear you have got this sorted out! They are cheap to buy and I have one that does temperature as well, like you. Usually 'I believe' if they are inaccurate it may be that one of the prongs may be bent and so you may be able to bend the one which isn't straight to be straight but as you have a few I would just discard the one that is wrong! Simon
×