Cardinal baby survival - The Planted Tank Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-06-2012, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
ryantube's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Alhambra, CA, USA
Posts: 453
Cardinal baby survival

Anyone know any additive to increase survival of cardinal shrimplet? Only 3 of them survive so far.
Thanks
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Sulawesi baby.jpg
Views:	71
Size:	95.0 KB
ID:	54934  


Last edited by ryantube; 10-07-2012 at 05:42 AM. Reason: Add image
ryantube is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-06-2012, 11:45 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
acitydweller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: New York
Posts: 7,695
Are you feeding baby specific foods?

"I am Groot", the faithful protector
acitydweller is offline  
post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-06-2012, 05:09 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 475
I had no luck with these guys, but in other species I noted that survival rates went up as the overall population did, to a point. It seems like they are social creatures and the more of their own they see as babies, the more likely they are to survive. Unless there are enough to cause serious competition for resources, and disease epidemics.
ShyShrimpDoc is offline  
post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-06-2012, 05:18 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
aznrice247's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 664
http://www.gtaaquaria.com/forum/show...t=24249&page=2

scroll down, they have something on babies.
aznrice247 is offline  
post #5 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-06-2012, 06:00 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
cantsay39's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Elmhurst, Nyc
Posts: 860
i use BeBi & shield with borneo wild product, and add some clay on to the water >.< my tanks are filled with cbs and crs babies
cantsay39 is online now  
post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-06-2012, 08:17 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
ThatGuyWithTheFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Boston
Posts: 2,448
Tank parameters?


"Boulders-Upon-Meadow"


My Golden Rule of planted tanks: WWTAD-
"What would Takashi Amano do?"


RAOK Club #69
ThatGuyWithTheFish is offline  
post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-06-2012, 08:53 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
cantsay39's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Elmhurst, Nyc
Posts: 860
ph5.9
ppm 078~123<--- before water change
gh 1
kh 1
but they are thriving, closely monitored.
cantsay39 is online now  
post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-06-2012, 10:06 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
ThatGuyWithTheFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Boston
Posts: 2,448
No wonder the babies aren't surviving, that's a bad environment for them. Most people keep them in high pH/KH/GH tanks.


"Boulders-Upon-Meadow"


My Golden Rule of planted tanks: WWTAD-
"What would Takashi Amano do?"


RAOK Club #69
ThatGuyWithTheFish is offline  
post #9 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-06-2012, 10:14 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
cantsay39's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Elmhurst, Nyc
Posts: 860
they are surviving >.<... getting bigger as we speak >.< i have magic waters...
cantsay39 is online now  
post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-06-2012, 10:18 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Jorge_Burrito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 550
Increase your pH to 7.5 or so (do it gradually). Also they like hotter temperatures versus other dwarf shrimp, low 80s. They seem to be able to handle a wide variety of kH and gH, but I think in the lake they come from they are relatively low actually, below 4 for both. If you improve your condition baby survival should go up quite a bit. With all the problems I've heard about keeping Sulawes I am surprised they are doing as well as they are in your conditions.

Last edited by Jorge_Burrito; 10-06-2012 at 10:47 PM. Reason: added more info
Jorge_Burrito is offline  
post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-06-2012, 10:21 PM
Algae Grower
 
Minor Threat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Newark
Posts: 51
try spot feeding them. cardinals aren't the most active feeders.
Minor Threat is offline  
post #12 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-06-2012, 10:50 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: CA
Posts: 307
There is definitely some confusion in this thread. Some are referring to CBS and CRS (Caridina) which like the lower PH waters with low KH and GH. Some are referring to the Cardinal Sulawesi shrimp which like a higher PH/KH/GH, which are the correct shrimp

To add the the problem cantsay39 is not the OP and is referring to CBS/CRS and his tank parameters are not those of the OP. Its not the first time he/she has caused such confusion. Please wait for the OP to post his tank parameters.

Cardinals are notorious for having low survival rates. Check out Xenxes 20L thread, and DK's thread (refer to mermaid shrimp)

Nice blog BTW OP.
dubels is offline  
post #13 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-06-2012, 11:05 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
cantsay39's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Elmhurst, Nyc
Posts: 860
well it's my tank water parameters... hard to say some has the worst water parameters still able to get a colony, it's all based on the keeper and their shrimps able to adapt the environment, there are best examples out there, and im not one of them, but i kept it successful that way, and yet not recommended.
cantsay39 is online now  
post #14 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-07-2012, 12:22 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 562
Quote:
Originally Posted by cantsay39 View Post
well it's my tank water parameters... hard to say some has the worst water parameters still able to get a colony, it's all based on the keeper and their shrimps able to adapt the environment, there are best examples out there, and im not one of them, but i kept it successful that way, and yet not recommended.
Okay, seriously, you haven't got the same species of shrimp. Different species = different requirements.
chibikaie is offline  
post #15 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-07-2012, 12:40 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
cantsay39's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Elmhurst, Nyc
Posts: 860
lol... didn't notice the cardinal lol.. posted wrong topic lol
cantsay39 is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome