My tank is stiiiiiill cycling and I'm sitting on my hands with impatience. It can handle 4ppm of ammonia in 24 hours but the nitrites are still off the API chart. Soon, soooon, my preciousss.
I visited Bluefish Aquarium today and drooled over all the pretties. All the plants looked healthy and I was quite impressed with the variety of fish. They even had some itty bitty corydoras habrosus (all sold, though). The person I talked to also said they are working on breeding their own gold rams.
They gave me some free malaysian trumpet snails and I strategically placed them on the thick white fuzz that's growing on my driftwood and substrate. I may have to go back for more of those little buggers.
Oh, and I picked up a 5 gallon tank with versa glass top from CL for $7. I'm thinking shrimp and CPDs for that eventually.
Well I have been steadily loosing my OEBT since I introduced some Fire Reds into the tank so that really sucks, and the planted tank has been neglected since we recently moved and got married and I graduated in about a month time span.
Congratulations x 3!! What a crazy and exciting month that must have been! Did you graduate high school/college/masters/other?
Well since I have been losing 1-2 of my pure blue OEBT every week for 6 weeks and my life finally settled down I went to Blue Fish and picked up some Paraguard and started the dosing last night. I hope it does the trick because I'm down to 6-10 from my high of the mid 20's. Here goes nothing.
Best of luck, I hope it works and soon you have a thriving colony.
I've got an minor suggestion, and never having Kept shrimp it's kind of just a thought, but have you considered splitting the population into different tanks, so as to have more stability? One starts to die off, you still have the other kind of thing.
I won't be on here very much, My laptop has a half broken screen.
Sorry to hear about your shrimp problems. :c I'm having fish problems myself... most likely neon tetra disease. Fortunately it's contained to my QT only, but still really sucks.
but in better news, my display tank is looking great with another package deal of plants! added I need to update the photo in my journal. Still only plants and snails in it though. The disease outbreak is setting me back with stocking, but one day it will have fish!
One thing you have to watch, is your going to lose a lot of that pure blue strain to interbreeding, as fire red cherry and tigers will do. Why I have my tigers and cherry in seperate tanks. The companion of my tigers is some CRS.
Well I have been dosing full dosages of Paraguard for 5 days now and have had 0 losses since I started. I will give it a few more days/maybe a full week and do a large water change and hope for the best.
I stopped in at Bluefish in GR yesterday. They have a TON of cute little baby rams... blue, electric blue, and sapphire (cross between GBR and electric). I believe most were shipped from Preuss'. They're trying to breed gold rams in their back and said they'll also be getting in some GBR juvies in the near future.