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post #151 of 347 (permalink) Old 04-18-2013, 08:53 PM
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Yeah, I was worried about that. My water parameters are still good, I'm sure I have a good enough biofilter with the media I have shoved in my filter. I guess it's just kinda new tank syndrome plus shipping stress that got them. The remaining shrimp are looking good so unless there's something really wrong with my tank that I can't test for, they should be ok.

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post #152 of 347 (permalink) Old 04-18-2013, 09:08 PM
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Wow, those guys look almost black. Are they that dark in real life? I saw nubster's pics too and they look quite a bit lighter.
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I posted more...yes, they are really that dark. The lighter ones are male, dark ones so far all appear to be females.

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Rocks mom, Nubster said it right. They're definitely dark. And the picture is real life, as I don't have any special lighting. This is just an iPhone shot lol.

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Yeah, I was worried about that. My water parameters are still good, I'm sure I have a good enough biofilter with the media I have shoved in my filter. I guess it's just kinda new tank syndrome plus shipping stress that got them. The remaining shrimp are looking good so unless there's something really wrong with my tank that I can't test for, they should be ok.
I agree. I found trace nitrates, but nothing too bad, so I'm hoping I don't actually lose any. We'll see. The one that molted right in front of me seems to be solid now lol. She was jelly for a while!

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haha...jelly shrimp.

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Here she is.

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Definitely feeling better if she's on the moss.

I LOVE this tank. It's so open and simple! All shrimpers should ever need is some moss a crypt and a rum drink to watch it all with lol.

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Alright so I believe I found one male, but I'm not convinced.

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And these are my two model females posing.

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Woooowwww! These look freakin sweet Mark! I love the blue tint in the right light. Awesome!

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Beautiful shrimp! Very dark.

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Thanks! They're super active ATM!!

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Dang those look awesome!

Very jealous, they look great


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the shrimps look good on the moss! What do u think about the black backdrop? It gives a good contrast to the moss bridge but the dark shrimps kinda blend into it =/
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Already?? Thought you had to wait a few months to put shrimp in?


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Just noticed this. I did with Crystals, but this was a hustle basis. I'll be feeding daily to substitute for biofilm while it is building up.

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the shrimps look good on the moss! What do u think about the black backdrop? It gives a good contrast to the moss bridge but the dark shrimps kinda blend into it =/
Hmm I actually haven't had that issue yet. I could always try a moss wall though. Haven't done one of those yet.

They stand out pretty well outside of pictures at least.

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How's the shrimp doing? Are yours active when the lights are on? I was worried yesterday when the lights were on...I could only find three shrimp. I thought the rest croaked and got eaten or something. This morning I was in the fish room and lights were out but there was enough room light that I could see in the tank and all the shrimp where out and about. I turned the tank light on and within 2-3 minutes they all disappeared again. I'm pretty sure there isn't too much light...my fixture should be putting out low light.

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How's the shrimp doing? Are yours active when the lights are on? I was worried yesterday when the lights were on...I could only find three shrimp. I thought the rest croaked and got eaten or something. This morning I was in the fish room and lights were out but there was enough room light that I could see in the tank and all the shrimp where out and about. I turned the tank light on and within 2-3 minutes they all disappeared again. I'm pretty sure there isn't too much light...my fixture should be putting out low light.
Ykno I know mine are adjusting still. The first 48 hours, they were bouncing all over. Now they're acting a little different.

I'll have to pay attention, but yeah I even have trouble counting my 6 lol.

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