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04-13-2013 01:35 AM
Drift Monkey Tank has progressed nicely Newman...glad to see it's up and running still. Good thinking with the TDS reduction.
04-06-2013 02:04 PM
Newman chocolate shrimp are continuing to breed. no culls yet. once the chocolates grow up I'll start selling them.
04-03-2013 12:16 AM
FisheriesOmen Updates? In a few weeks I might be interested in some Chocolate Culls if you have'em, I'm reviving my old Shrimp Bowl now.
02-05-2013 10:52 PM
Newman This is a shrimp breeding tank, not a show tank as I've mentioned before. You'll be able to see more of a scape once the blyxa aubertii grows in more. right now the old leaves are really apparent and are ruining the look. once it looses all of those chopped old leaves, its going to look a lot better.

The scape may also not be apparent because the tank hasn't matured yet, and I havent planted blyxa everywhere I want it to go. The end result is literally an island of blyxa japonica with one large blyxa plant giving it contrast. The whole tank should be filled with blyxa basically. We don't see it right now, but eventually we will
02-04-2013 10:14 PM
@marko@ i like the shrimp, and the blyxa. but the tank has no actual scape. which is fine, of course, some of my tanks are scapeless, they were designed with other functions in mind. but that could be the reason your thread is not very active.
02-04-2013 09:25 PM
Newman Lost another chocolate shrimp today. this time a berried high grade female
salvaged the eggs. hopefully they'll hatch in a brine shrimp net.
01-21-2013 08:40 PM
Newman Maybe if I add shrimp photos this thread would be more active? All taken today:

01-21-2013 06:08 PM
Newman I added two sponge filters for added filtration and circulation. new FTS:

Also had my first tank related shrimp death today. lost one of the male chocolate shrimp. two males left. as long as there is at least one male left, my shrimp should be ok. chocolate shrimplets are growing. the deceased male had trouble molting - likely because of living in sub-optimal water conditions. the soft acidic water may have something to do with it. I'm recording pHs of close to 6pH.

The crystals are really nice and white. I can't wait until they start breeding. i wonder what i will get. I have SSS crystal reds and mischling CBS and CRS. I could get anything.
01-10-2013 03:15 PM
Newman FTS has been updated to

The blyxa aubertii grew enough roots to keep planted so i moved the moss DW and planted a few japonica plants in its spot.

I still see chocolate shrimp babies - not many - but they are there. crystals still not breeding. I added more cuttle bone since the older one is almost all gone now.
Tank will now be renamed as "Blyxa Island" haha.
01-05-2013 02:42 AM
Newman lol pics of what? there are pics of everything on this thread already. except for that breeder net with a horde of BN pleco fry...and shrimp.
01-05-2013 02:38 AM
FisheriesOmen Pics. . .
01-05-2013 02:31 AM
Originally Posted by Newman View Post
Remember the shrimp i moved to my 40gal community? they are in the breeder net with some pleco fry. well one of those females is now berried! there is a male in there with them. 3 females.
Follow up on this:

The berried female held on to all of her eggs and gave birth recently. plenty of babies in the breeder net now. I just hope they don't get trampled by the pleco horde and that my angelfish doesn't get them through the mesh.
However i have lost one random female in the breeder net. i think the pleco fry hurt her or something. happens rarely i bet.
I also moved out all of my low grade chocolates into this breeder net to see if they have better luck here. There are about 9-10 adult chocolate shrimp in there right now. few berried, some saddled and a few males too. I still have that red PFR in here.

In the 20L tank there are signs of babies, but the other day i saw one having issues with molting. i hope he makes it. none of the crystals are at breeding age yet.
01-02-2013 01:28 AM
Newman only up to 3 shrimplets. looks like alot didnt hatch or are hiding. acidic water isn't doing any favors to the chocolates for sure. maybe orange shrimp like acidic water better? shoulda went with those.

All shrimp are growing, molting, no losses recently. the mischlings might be getting ready to breed soon as are the SSS CRS. hopefully within the next month they'll grow to maturity.
12-24-2012 05:32 PM
Newman Algae still there.

Saw one tiny new born shrimp today. looks like the birthing has begun. hopefully more made it.
What do chocolate shrimp babies look like in terms of color? do they start out dark-tan or are the clearish-blue/white with dots?
12-18-2012 09:01 PM
Newman my blyxa is starting to grow algae on its old leaves, and the amano isnt helping much. while its good to have lots of algae because it takes nitrates to 0ppm, I would rather not have my plants get smothered, so i reduced the photoperiod to 5 hours a day.
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