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SKF Aquatics Monthly Digest 26 February 2018

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Wow! Can you believe February is just about over?
Below is the monthly roundup of favorite discussions and recommended reading.

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Popular Posts

White bloom
richiep
I am My tank as been going since October last year a few months ago I had a white bloom appear, i do not over feed and all water parameters are fine and my red crystal are breeding, after a water ch…
44 comments

WhySoCRS Journal
WhySoCRS
Hi all, thought it was time I got back into aquariums and decided to go down the Shrimp isle of freshwater fish keeping. I did have plans to purchase a 2nd hand 45l but this morning found a bra…
37 comments

Shrimp ID Help
Jay_Walker
Hey everyone, I was given a grab bag full of various shrimp, and a couple of these beautiful individuals (see attachments) were among them. I'm still trying to educate myself about the differences b…
14 comments

WhySoCRS Cherry Pond
WhySoCRS
Hi all, I was having a conversation with Ineke last night (has been a massive help) about shrimp and she mentioned that she was keeping Cherry Shrimp outdoors in a pond which got me thinking, why n…
13 comments

Higher PH after cycling
Memphis118
Has anyone had experience with SL Aqua Soil? Originally when i was cycling, my PH hovered around 5.8 to 6.2.... but the last 2 weeks its been around 6.35 at night and around 6.45 during the day whe…
11 comments

Red Cherry Shrimp Water Help
macjeff
I have had a 20 gallon RCS tank for 3 years now.  I have moss balls and some JAVA moss, drift wood, and mineral rocks. Only RCS in the tank and some soft shell snails I have in there I breed fo…
11 comments

Astaxanthin as a color enhancer for red Neocaridinas
Xander
Astaxanthin is a carotenoid pigment family, it is contained in some types of microalgae in salmon and shrimp, lobster. Of these, he was first identified in 1938. Interestingly, before application i…
9 comments

Green with envy
KaridinaGal
Hi fellow shrimp lovers, I spotted a little guy in my mixed cherry tank that looks like he may be the start of green. Green being my favourite colour, mixed with it being one if the rarer colours of…
9 comments

How do you stop your shrimp from escaping?
Dooliga
Hi, I am trying to prepare my aquarium for shrimp -- in particular Riffle Shrimp. After reading that these are escape experts I was momentarily put off the idea because I was aware of definite es…
7 comments

Preparing my own Leaves for shrimp
KaridinaGal
Hi everyone,   I have a question about how to prepare fresh leaves to feed to my shrimp.  I've had a good look around the topics here and can't find exactly what I need, and also read up online…
6 comments

Latest Forum Posts

KH concerns for neo's in Caridina tanks
KaridinaGal
Hi everyone, I have read there's a number if shrimp keepers who keep Neo's in with their Bees, Mischlings, Pinto's etc. I was liking that idea, as the two species don't interbreed, but my question …
3 comments

Shrimp Acting Strange?
Maltese25
I currently have a 10g set up with 3 shrimp in it.  I have a cherry, blue dream, and a ghost shrimp.  I plan on adding my neon and glowlight tetras soon who are recovering from a bad case of ick.  …
2 comments

Green with envy
KaridinaGal
Hi fellow shrimp lovers, I spotted a little guy in my mixed cherry tank that looks like he may be the start of green. Green being my favourite colour, mixed with it being one if the rarer colours of…
9 comments

Best Way to catch
Baccus
Since it has finally rained here and we have actually had a decent amount I have been wanting to go hunting for fresh water crabs which I know are in the area but seem to be especially good hiders.…
2 comments

What is this guy?
Baccus
I recently got some juvi Blue Dream Cherry shrimp and while shrimp gazing I noticed this guy in with them. The tank was an old empty tank I had sitting around the shed, the rocks I put in had been …
5 comments

Food
richiep
Over the short period I've kept shrimp I've gathered together quite a stock of different food.Is it possible that shrimp could live on leaves alone. Whatever leaf I put in it gets disinterested and th…
2 comments

Mobile app
richiep
I've just started using the Skf Mobil app for Android it's great Give it a try Sent from my SM-G928F using Shrimp Keepers Forum mobile app      
3 comments

Mobile app
richiep
I've just started using the SKF mobile app for Android and it's realy easy to use. Try it  Sent from my SM-G928F using Shrimp Keepers Forum mobile app  
1 comments

Need feedback on nano tank setup
SquaniceandSquilliam
Hi I'm an animal enthusiast with many frogs snakes and arachnids but it's my first attempt at caring for cherry shrimp..i researched with my girlfriend quite a bit and already set up a planted tank …
3 comments

I.D please
d3ss3n
Hello there. Just got these 2 snails from a friend and i am not sure if its safe to put them with my red cherry shrimps Sent from my SM-A700H using Tapatalk  
3 comments

Shrimp dungeon
buck
So i moved house and had to pull down my rack and it looked like crap and was only a temp set up but it got me through. I finally got time to clean out the room i wanted to use and make some progress …
6 comments

SKFAquatics Mobile App ( iOS and Android )
Cesar
We now have our very own SKFAquatics Mobile App, available for both iOS and Android devices! Android Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tapatalk.skfaquaticscomforumappl…
1 comments

Astaxanthin as a color enhancer for red Neocaridinas
Xander
Astaxanthin is a carotenoid pigment family, it is contained in some types of microalgae in salmon and shrimp, lobster. Of these, he was first identified in 1938. Interestingly, before application i…
9 comments

Shrimp ID Help
Jay_Walker
Hey everyone, I was given a grab bag full of various shrimp, and a couple of these beautiful individuals (see attachments) were among them. I'm still trying to educate myself about the differences b…
14 comments

Red Cherry Shrimp Water Help
macjeff
I have had a 20 gallon RCS tank for 3 years now.  I have moss balls and some JAVA moss, drift wood, and mineral rocks. Only RCS in the tank and some soft shell snails I have in there I breed fo…
11 comments

WhySoCRS Cherry Pond
WhySoCRS
Hi all, I was having a conversation with Ineke last night (has been a massive help) about shrimp and she mentioned that she was keeping Cherry Shrimp outdoors in a pond which got me thinking, why n…
13 comments

The trials, tribulations and (hopefully) sucesses of new shrimper!
Ishtarduzzie
Hello SKF readers! To save me starting multiple threads and also so I know here to find answers I am doing a journal/question thread. If I put this in the wrong spot JayC/mods then feel free t…
5 comments

White bloom
richiep
I am My tank as been going since October last year a few months ago I had a white bloom appear, i do not over feed and all water parameters are fine and my red crystal are breeding, after a water ch…
44 comments

Preparing my own Leaves for shrimp
KaridinaGal
Hi everyone,   I have a question about how to prepare fresh leaves to feed to my shrimp.  I've had a good look around the topics here and can't find exactly what I need, and also read up online…
6 comments

Thanks and talk to you soon!
Cesar
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    • Zoidburg
      They are both, without a doubt, Caridina species.  The last one is a sort of "pinocchio" shrimp. The most common are generally the red nose followed by the yellow nosed(?). The short nosed, which I'm sure this one is, is far less common. I've been given 3-4 different species of what they might be, but have ruled out one due to it's life cycle being like an amanos. The others, I have yet to see a positive ID that matches... so still trying to figure it out...
    • pastu
      Going back to culling , i would like to point out that removing too large a proportion of the colony you wish to improve , gets  your there faster , but you reach a point of no further progress for lack of genetic variability.  I tend to cull the worst 20% of my colony once a month and observe a slow steady improvement. Hopefully my colony will continue to improve Long into the future. I have learnt about population genetics when i was interested in breeding fancy fowl, and kept up to date now that i am interested in shrimps and horses. The laws are the same.the greater the breeding population and the lower the percentage that is removed from reproducción, the healtier and more prolific will remain and the further the progress in recombining desirable caracters. A severe rate of culling makes your population very homogenous early on and improvement stops
    • Wolf92s
      I'm still new to the hobby but they kinda look like other post (could be wrong, but he called them glass shrimp)
      https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=https://skfaquatics.com/forum/topic/11301-what-kind-of-shrimp-are-these/&share_tid=11301&share_fid=50791&share_type=t

      For the last pic it looks like a pinocchio shrimp (Caridina gracilirostris).

      Maybe someone will correct me. Sorry couldn't help anymore.

      Sent from my 2PZC5 using Tapatalk

    • jayc
      Newer A/C units now have auto on/off features. Maybe it's time for an upgrade @Zoidburg 😁 The things we do for our shrimp!
    • jayc
      @Zoidburg, happy to do that for you. Moved.
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