Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Shrimps (new video added in reply #76, Feb 5th, 2014)
A couple of friends and I started a small shrimp operation a couple of months ago. Business is one thing but our main goal is to start breeding higher grade of CRS right here in Canada. All of us had kept shrimps for a while before we started this, and one of the main reasons we did it was to be able to get access to the kind of shrimps we wanted from other parts of the world legally.
That said, this is not a sales thread so please don't ask about buying shrimps from us (we don't sell live shrimps to USA). The watermark is that of the person who took the pictures (i.e. me), not the business itself. This thread is just to share some pictures with you. Let's talk about shrimps and maybe the setups.
First of all, here are some pics from our pure line breeding tank.
The kind of legs we all go crazy about.
Shrimps on moss, my favourite shots.
One of the cull tank,
Shadow Panda and Blue Bolt tank,
The mass production TB tank (i.e. high grade mischling involved), all babies in this tank came from TB x Mischling. Our mischling females when crossed with TB produce average 30% or more TBs, some individuals can produce near 50% of TB offsprings.
The regular A/S tank
The breeding tank, breeding crew from a famous breeder Max Wei. We do this tank trying to get the red legs from the line (because it's too expensive to try to extract red legs from high grade pure line that's $400+ each)
Some nicer individuals,
Most of our tanks are set up this way. In our opinion, the best way to set up a tank for breeding.
- Not much scape for better circulation and easier to catch shrimps.
- Half tank with bare bottom.
- Small UGF on the substrate side.
- Deeper substrate with filter media right above the UGF plate.
- Aquaclear 70 with a sponge fiter as the prefilter.
- Tank size : mostly 13 G, some 15G and 20G.
- We use ADA Amazonia for most tanks, some tanks with Netlea CRS substrate.
- The only filter media we use is Seachem Matrix, with very little Eheim stuff that came with the canister filters for some tanks.
Hope you enjoy these pictures.
Last edited by randyl; 02-05-2014 at 09:07 PM.
Reason: update title