Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Bunnybom

Essential substance in shrimp survival

Recommended Posts

ineke

Great thread thanks. I would just like to add that I purchased Black water Extract to use in a couple of tanks . I have a giant Tibee female that has been barren ever since I got her about 12 months ago. I'm happy to say within a few days of adding the extract to the tank she is finally heavily berried- either to a TB/TBM or Mischling. It may be just a coincidence but I have done absolutely nothing different in that tank other than add the extract. The tank has benibachi soil so should have the fulvic acid in there as well. I have added this to several tanks that have saddled females so will watch over the next few days to see if they breed.

How often do we add this product to our tanks ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jayc

Glad to see Black water extract is working for you too Ineke.

Add more every week, especially when you see shrimplets, I find seems to help survival rates.

Usually during water change.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ineke

This was especially exciting as This is a giant Tibee that was given to me and I can't breed any as I haven't got any Tigers. So her babies will be special. I truly believe it is the Extract and will continue to monitor her and keep fingers crossed she carries them full term.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ineke

Just a little update I am seeing far more molts in my big tank since adding the Blackwater Extract - I haven't been seeing a lot prior to this although plenty of Cherries were breeding but not so much the Crystals so will be interesting to see if my Crystal population expands any quicker.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
buck

I was going to see if anyone had used fluvic acid or even humic acid and found this thread so thought id revive it.

 

 I know benibachi have "fluvic grain" and I guess I’m interested with peoples experience with it too, but I thought I’d see if any of the trials that are talked about here came to fruition and  if others have used it and  what they found.   

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

  • Join Our Community!

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

  • Posts

    • jayc
      Only anything smaller than a neon tetra. They are unlikely to catch them however. Bottom dwellers are most at risk. But if your pleco is larger than a neon tetra size, it should be fine. Just keep the Long Arm well fed.
    • Dave
      If you want some special local NT Shrimps, email me aqua.green(at)bigpond.com there are other small shrimps in the top end no one has tried.  If you can get me into Kakadu there are some really nice shrimps on and at the base of the Arnhem Land Escarpment. Many would be good in the aquarium trade.   Kakaducarididae_revision.pdf
    • nostone
      I have a question, I have some new Murray river long arm shrimp, does anyone have any experience about keeping these guys in a tank with fish? What sized fish will they try and eat? (Or better yet successful catch) I also have a new bristlenose pleco in the tank, they're a little slower and placid, will they eat him?
    • sdlTBfanUK
      Great photo, and great to hear that this tank is still going 'OK' for now, hopefully with time it may just settle down on its own? I don't know the answers to your questions but I am eager (as I am sure you are as well) to see what happens next and what the babies look like!   Simon
    • Steensj2004
      Two berried tigers! 3/5 of the tigers are females, so it’s very likely that they bred with a black or red crystal. I don’t actually know what this means or what the mischlings will be? Will the only carry the tiger gene while producing crystals and tigers, or will the babies show fancy tigers markings?   Also, what determines how many eggs a female produces? One tiger has CONSIDERABLY more eggs. The on in this picture has about half as many eggs as the other...
×
×
  • Create New...