Wanabe BKK Herder
Join Date: Dec 2010
If you search the forum you can pretty easily find discussions about proper parms for various types of shrimp. Knowing your TDS, pH, gH, and kH are really key to keeping shrimp happy and breeding.
Decide before you set up the tank which variety you’re shooting for pH-wise. Some will need a buffering substrate like Aquasoil (low pH for things like CRS, Taiwan Bees), while others will need an inert substrate and a neutral pH (most neos and some tigers). While others need a higher pH (Black Tigers and Cardinals).
Also think about how hot it gets where you live. Crystals need lower temps, so if you can’t keep their tanks cool in summer, you’ll have problems.
Last edited by Betta Maniac; 01-23-2013 at 07:26 PM.