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  2. I have a 220ltr tank been running 3 years a while ago they stopped breeding that's CRS &black bee in the same tank so I separated black bee and within two months the bl/bee are breeding yet the big tank still nothing water is ph6.5 gh5 kh1 temperature 23c those readings are the same in the 10ltr black bee, I do 15% water changes in all my shrimp tanks, I'm wondering should I do a big water change in the 220ltsi can't for the life of me think of what else to do, they have not bread for 6 months
  3. Kingo

    Shrimp Diseases and Diagnosis

    Morning all, So i thought I might update this thread for any others experiencing necrosis issues. Thanks once again for your advice @jayc! After 3 treatments of oregano oil, (at @jayc‘s recommended dosage with 3 different foods, 2 x commercial pellets, one of fresh blanched peas) AND increasing my 20% weekly PWC change to 50% twice weekly - my deaths in this tank have stopped. There are still a few w/advanced stages of cell degeneration showing. It appears to have stopped in its tracks for now. First berries in 6-8 weeks have just been spied also. Perhaps too early to say if the issue has stoped completely.
  4. Kingo

    Bloody mary breeding colony

    Hi all, I am a constant lurker of old threads here it seems. Has anyone had success with crossing BM’s w/black with the goal of stabilising a darker line?
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  6. richiep

    shrimp disease books

    your idea of a small tank is worth a shot theres also black bee in the same tank that are not breeding they are the left overs from the transfer to a small tank
  7. sdlTBfanUK

    shrimp disease books

    Oh, wow! That really is a surprise then! Maybe your best bet will be to set up a breeder tank which you can then transfer them later into the bigger tank, I guess that will help with getting the best colours possible as well, selective breeding etc? Clutching a bit at straws here, but, It may be worth doing a significant water change if that is an old tank and usually only has a small change. Fresh water usually seems to excite my shrimps and I have noticed this often happens, I guess it is the equivalent of rain falling in the wild and seems to encourage moulting and frantic swimming! I would wait and see if anyone else has any useful advice on here first though as it is quite likely someone has had your same experience and will know what to do but they may be in a different time zone etc so give it a day or so. That plan to set up a small tank though is a good one and worth a bash, especially if you already have an old one lying about anyway. I do have some links on my computer so will read those and see if that throws anything up and let you know if I come across anything, probably be tomorrow now though! Simon
  8. richiep

    shrimp disease books

    the big tank as been running 3 years i just dont know why this is happening simon
  9. sdlTBfanUK

    shrimp disease books

    That sounds a great plan and experiment. I would be most interested in the results, if you do decide to do that? I don't doubt you will get them breeding in the big tank at some point, but maybe it does just take longer for the bigger tanks to establish and settle etc. Simon
  10. richiep

    shrimp disease books

    crystals have been known to breed at 5 weeks but i always sa 3 months i may just put some crystal in a smaller tank and see what happens if they start to breed stright away it will prove big tanks are not the best,
  11. sdlTBfanUK

    shrimp disease books

    That all sounds ok. When I first decided to 'try again' with the taiwan bees I set up a 15L tank and bought about 10 various shrimps. About 3 months later I had about 100 babies, it was ridiculous really. I got and set up the 35L and transferred the shrimp but as with you have not had a great explosion in the bigger tank as I did with the smaller tank, though I am happy about that as there are enough as it is, and as the tank runs it probably stays at that level as it can't support any more, maximum occupancy? Were the crystals red really young as I believe they have to be 6 months before they can breed, whereas neos only need to be 3 months old? I can't think of anything else that is setting off warning signs so hopefully you will get shrimplets from the CRS soon, it will probably all happen in one go! You obviously know what you are doing and everything sounds right! Maybe it will just take a bit more patience, or someone else may know something that I have missed? Simon
  12. richiep

    shrimp disease books

    i made a mistake there some how anyway decided to do the two tanks again and both read kh1 i do use flora base pro substrait in my tanke to buffer ph to 6.5 and have used ro water for a few years in all my shrimp tanks, up until last year i was keeping and breeding both caridina and neocaridina in the same tank but it was a fine line with the perameters so decided to split, it seems my small tanke take off and breed well but the crystals are in a 220ltr but if the water is good i dont know where else to look
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  14. sdlTBfanUK

    shrimp disease books

    You're going to end up with a whole room full of tanks if you keep going............. The only parameter that is a bit off in the above is the Kh3, which should be 0-1 but I am not expert enough to know whether that would actually stop crystal shrimp breeding. Are you using RO water with a buffering substrate with the crystals (I am guessing not with that Kh figure)? In my (limited) experience the caridina need the soil substrate and re-mineralised RO water, but the neocaridina are fine in tapwater and any substrate! If you check the Kh for the black bee shrimps and it is lower than the 3 of the reds then I guess you will know? My Taiwan bees stopped breeding for about 3 months over the winter but have recently started again, but if your black bees are breeding, but your reds aren't I guess it can't be that, it has to be tank related? If you want to keep neocaradina with caridina it is possible but you would need to set the parameters nearer caridina than neocaridina, as the caridina are a lot more delicate and particular when it comes to water. There is this very good video on most of the shrimp basics which may help, each time I watch it I tend to have forgotten something! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pO6iJPbmdk Simon
  15. richiep

    shrimp disease books

    I did get new stock and they started breeding fine and my lfs was selling them at £7.50 each and it got to a point where my stock went down when that happened I decided to separate black bee they are in a 10gal and have gone mad babies everywhere anyway for some reason my Crystal's have decided to stop breeding and I dont know why kh3 gh5 ph 6.5 temp 23c perhaps you can shed light on this, I've just started a super red crystal tank and I've manage to breed some black rose so have setup another tank for them on their own they have been in with black bee but the perameters need to be a bit higher
  16. sdlTBfanUK

    shrimp disease books

    There were a couple of books I saw on amazon which covered 'fish and shrimps' but I imagine they were mostly fish diseases, and anyway they were out of print/stock. Did you get some new crystal shrimps to try and improve the colour as per your post late last year? I have just done my shrimp tank for this week! It is good to see others from the UK interested in the hobby! Simon
  17. richiep

    shrimp disease books

    i agree disease amongst shrimp i so small it wouldn't warrant a book so perhaps i need to look for a book that integrates all shrimp and related disease, at present the best i can find is here on SKF which covers quite a lot and is quick and easy to access, thanks for the response anyway sdlBfanUK Didnt realise your not far from me
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  20. sdlTBfanUK

    shrimp disease books

    I had a look on the wider web and there are a few books on shrimp diseases but they are really meant for breeders supplying the food industry and most were out of print at the moment anyway! Are there enough diseases for a specialist book for shrimps? The ornamental shrimps are so small that personally, I doubt I would be able to tell unless there were dead bodies but my eye sight probably isn't 20/20 now. Hopefully you may be able to get an english version of the book you did find at some stage and hopefully your friends shrimps will make a good recovery following your advice. If you can find it anywhere featured on the internet you could try google translate! I think the germans are probably top of the tree with shrimps, as it must be big business out there, and they produce the most stuff for the hobby? Simon
  21. richiep

    shrimp disease books

    I've just helped a friend through giving advise on Ellobiopsaide that information is what I found here,this as been going on two weeks and the disease looks to be receding since this as gone on my interest in shrimp disease as been sparked, and as a paramedic this also interests me, and as you say very little is written in the form of a book, the one I found in Germany I've asked if theres an English version but dont hold up on any hope on that
  22. sdlTBfanUK

    shrimp disease books

    Have you had a look on here:- https://skfaquatics.com/forum/forums/forum/40-shrimp-health-care/ I'm not aware of any books, most of the books on shrimps do seem to originate from Germany, though some have english and some other languages, but this usually makes it a big book with not much detail. Is there anything in particular that you need some advise on, or is it just a general question? Simon
  23. dose anyone out the know o a goo book on shrimp disease, i found one which im told is good but its in German
  24. sdlTBfanUK

    Question rgarding my shrimplets

    You are probably right about the white one, it may be the head and it is too young to tell. They grow quickly when young so a few weeks to a month will make all the difference. As you say it may end up being a swan, very apt if it is all white when it grows up! I have seen multiple sources say they grow about 50% with each moult when very young, and I think this is probably about right, and they probably also moult more frequently as well, as they out grow the shell they are in so quickly? The mother looks like a crystal red so they may end up being crystal red babies, but as you aren't sure of the father I guess, again, time will tell? Simon
  25. It was like that before, it might, or it could be the brain or guts, may be as jayC said, time will tell. But just a few days, now you can see the white all over its tail stand out. As you can see from both photo's, they are completely different, both same size. may be the white one is the ugly duckling from the rest, and grow to be a beautiful swan at the end. So far I only spotted 5 crystal red babies including the white one at 2mm, but it's a jungle out there for them, there could be more, I haven't included the neo, I have about 6 babies, but not sure how they got there, may be it was already in the tank when I removed all the larger Neo, but didn't noticed them, they are about 6mm. The mother.
  26. sdlTBfanUK

    Question rgarding my shrimplets

    Does the white one look like it is starting to go red as JayC said it may, or is it my eyes/the photo? The red one is a nice shade of red, was the mother a red wine or a crystal red, it looks a bit more red wine to me than crystal red? You said red bee! How many babies have you seen so far? Simon
  27. Updated, just taken these photo's this morning.
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