Originally Posted by DesmondTheMoonBear
Love the tank. Love the shrimp even more! I've only ever had RCS, for about half a year, they did great until I introduced a bunch of wild plants which apparently had dragonfly eggs laid in them. After a two week vacation and some neglection I came to the horror of some very fat nymphs and a couple dying RCS.
What's the secret to CBS/CRS? I really want to order a dozen and just try some out, I'm getting my EBI very soon, but they cost a pretty penny and losing them would be pretty bad.
Thanks!!! I think you should try to get some CRS, there are some good deals too for the lower grades...as for secret, I really haven't *done* anything (my water just seems to be good for them), just loaded the tank with plants to help filter the water, and just treated the tank with a little bit of that mineral stuff they give you with the ebi every water change (which is about 10% every week)
And I've NEVER kept any kind of freshwater shrimp before, just did a ton of research before getting these guys.
So... how do you trim the frogbit roots? One hand on the roots, one hand on scissors? And catch any that you snip? Am I getting some frogbit with such long roots
But omg... you aren't afraid Mr. Pickles will like flip out and touch the tank or something? Was the cover on the tank?
I just kinda pick up the frogbit out of the water and pull off the offending roots, and toss them out. That way they're not randomly floating all over the water and I don't have to chase them around the tank
On the plants, dunno if the roots will make shipping but I'll try to pack them carefully (when I got mine, you can see in the first few pix, they were really short) but grow out in only a few days if the water conditions are ok. Saying that because I noticed they grow reeeeeally long in my ebi, but any other tank I have them in not so much...I don't think they like high water currents.
The shrimp are faaaarrr too boring to attract his attention
, most he's ever done was sniff the water. No cover but there's no kitties going into that room without my supervision now that he's had his -ahem- appointment
and noone has to be separated anymore.