I have never owned or held shrimp before, but i have been inspired alot by ecospheres, or very basic shrimp enclosures. I would love to make a tank, which is mostly self independant (like a small ecosystem), that also means that i would love to be without filter. But im in a need of some knowledge first. Do you guys have any advice? My thoughts so far:
A bowl or something like that as the tank.
A lamp for heat/light
Let my tank cycle for a couple of weeks before adding shrimp.
Plants, am i fine taking some from my local pond? Also, do i need a source of algae first? Like a mossball.
Substrate, again, am i fine taking some from my local pond? Also, what kind of substrate? Gravel, dirt?
At last the shrimp, what kind? Is theyre saltwater, how does that work with the plants?
If there is anything i havent talked about, some heads up is gladly welcomed :)
Thanks in advance.
These were sold to me as being Sunkist Shrimp. I'm totally new to the hobby and forgot to verify the scientific name. I called the store back a few days later and was told by a different employee they are Caridina Cantonensis. Does that seem correct based on the photo? I'd sure like to verify so that I can learn more about their requirements.
Hello, I'm not heaps great with computers, and though it's probably beeen asked 1000 times just wanted to know if I can delete or move a thread I've started?
Just posted something in the wrong place is all.
I have got an established cherry shrimp tank with 4 assassin snails, it has four air driven sponge filters and is well planted with big bits of moss and bog wood.
I bought the colony about a year and half ago and all has been well lots of young.
In the last month I have lost about 20 shrimp, 3 to 4 a night!
I have kept up my normal 10% water change every other week no change.
so today I went to 2 different aquatic centres that stock shrimp and got them to do water a test for me. Both tests came back perfect, no reason for deaths at all!
what is going on?
Any help would be very apriciated, the only conclusion I have come to is too much interbreeding, as I haven't added any new shrimp for a wile.