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crystal red S grade breeding

What type of paramaters do S grade CRS need to breed?

Higher grades need lower PH, lower grades don't seem to be as picky.. and S i'm guessing is some where in the middle.

Anyone that have S grade that are breeding.. what are your water parameters?
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i would just shoot for what the higher grades breed in.
they say ph 6-6.4 or so kh 0-2 gh ive red some people like to keep around 2-4 and tds as low as u can get it
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According to shrimp breeders here, S-SSS all carry the same genes and for the most part all should be kept in the same water.

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aim for their ideal parameters.

http://www.shrimpkeeping.com/ and maintain stability. Provide enough surface area for beneficial bacteria to grow and you'll create a healthy environment for these guys to feel comfortable in. Aim for this as the ability to breed is only a result of this.

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I breed all my crystal shrimp the same way
Ph aprox. 6.8
Tds aprox 140-160
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The days of higher grades being harder are sort of over, if you can breed a decent stock A grade, you can breed a decent stock SSS+. The key is decent stock coming from someone who add's new genes to their breeding, culls defects, etc.

Even the past 2 years, taiwan bee's have gotten a lot easier to breed.

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So far I just have neos, but want to try CRS. I personally prefer the look of the S/A grade over the higher grades.

Do you guys use tap water and driftwood to lower the PH or option in for RO water with CRS?
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Where abouts in Canada are you? West coast gets near RO water from the taps because of the mountains. GTA area has high ph/gh/kh water and not idea for crystals.

Driftwood and hard water won't do much at all.

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I'm in Kelowna BC.

The PH in my other tanks seems to be around 7-7.5

Previous test from the main tank.. *(i am assuring the other starter tanks will be similiar)

Date PH Ammonia Nitrite Nitrate Alkalinity Hardness Chlorine
12/20/2012 7.2 0 0 0 80-120 150 0
1/8/2013 7.8 0 0 0.5 180 150 0

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