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Yesterday 05:11 PM
Klinckman Sis is here in Franklin near me. We have a bunch of plants also. As you know that neos interbreed, so it is likely better to keep them in separate tanks from the orange.
Yesterday 04:59 PM
Jill
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Originally Posted by Klinckman View Post
Don't expect much from the critter for credit. I gave them a bunch of plants, that they put a price on, which retailed for over $60 based on their prices. I got a $6 credit. With this it isn't even worth me driving to the critter.

FYI, my sis has a bunch of bright yellow neos she is willing to part with some.
Somehow I figured as much with the Critter. :/

Does your sister live in Nashville too? I would just love to have the bright yellows as well as the orange. I do have more tanks I can set up (although my husband might kill me).

I'm assuming it's not a good idea to put the orange and yellow together unless I plan to have a lot of culls (which I'm actually okay with if there's a chance of getting some interesting ones in there).
Yesterday 04:51 PM
Klinckman Don't expect much from the critter for credit. I gave them a bunch of plants, that they put a price on, which retailed for over $60 based on their prices. I got a $6 credit. With this it isn't even worth me driving to the critter.

FYI, my sis has a bunch of bright yellow neos she is willing to part with some.
Yesterday 04:40 PM
Jill
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That's fine. I'll just noticed I'm getting ready to have a third set of babies in the little tank within the last week or so. Be interesting to see the mortality and how many make it in there, because there are a ton right now, all almost too small to see yet.

I do have a few from my first spawn, but not enough to probably matter. They're that kind of mid-age juvenile you'd probably want. I've got a lot more of that size in the bigger, Aquasoil tank.

I didn't have any problem moving from the downstairs tank to the upstairs. I think I drip acclimated over an hour or so.

I figured that price is similar to online, but you'd not have shipping. Much cheaper than at Aquatic Critter. I talked to the guy there about sometime maybe giving him some for store credit. It would be interesting to see what they'd pay.

If you need any Subwassertang or Asian watermoss floaters (Salvinia cucullata), I always have a bunch of extra. Probably would put some Subwassertang in with the shrimp to travel with anyway, so that they have something to hold on to. Either that or some moss.
So far so good with parameters. No spikes to be seen yet. I was expecting to see some ammonia by now, but there is zilch. If all is still well by this weekend, I should be ready for some shrimp. I imagine they won't affect the bioload too much if at all.

It will be very interesting to see what the Critter offers. I've always wondered about that. Back when I was breeding endlers and PFR, I considered asking them but never got around to it.

I would love any plants you don't need. Right now I have hornwort, a couple of crypts, an amazon sword and a marimo moss ball (these survived with my one little shrimp). It's pretty bare...lol.
04-21-2014 04:24 PM
AndyS
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Maybe I should just wait for the little ones to grow a bit then....just to be on the safe side with the ph. That will also give me time to make sure my parameters are what they should be. I just added some cories to the tank so I'm expecting a mini-cycle now. Just let me know when you think they're ready to move. Oh, and that price is more than fair.
That's fine. I'll just noticed I'm getting ready to have a third set of babies in the little tank within the last week or so. Be interesting to see the mortality and how many make it in there, because there are a ton right now, all almost too small to see yet.

I do have a few from my first spawn, but not enough to probably matter. They're that kind of mid-age juvenile you'd probably want. I've got a lot more of that size in the bigger, Aquasoil tank.

I didn't have any problem moving from the downstairs tank to the upstairs. I think I drip acclimated over an hour or so.

I figured that price is similar to online, but you'd not have shipping. Much cheaper than at Aquatic Critter. I talked to the guy there about sometime maybe giving him some for store credit. It would be interesting to see what they'd pay.

If you need any Subwassertang or Asian watermoss floaters (Salvinia cucullata), I always have a bunch of extra. Probably would put some Subwassertang in with the shrimp to travel with anyway, so that they have something to hold on to. Either that or some moss.
04-21-2014 04:15 PM
Jill
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I tested some water I keep sitting out to top off tanks, and that looks about the same as mine. However, my main shrimp tank with Aquasoil buffers down to 7.0 or slightly below. My dirt/blasting sand little tank stays near what the tap water is.

Would $1.50 price be fair? Maybe 10 or so to get you a colony started?

The lower pH main tank probably has a good mix of sizes right now, the little tank with near tap pH just had two sets of babies drop, but their tiny and it might be a bit before they'd be ready to move. They might be more likely to be the tangerine color vs the orange, as that's the adults I moved to that tank were tangerine color.

Maybe I should just wait for the little ones to grow a bit then....just to be on the safe side with the ph. That will also give me time to make sure my parameters are what they should be. I just added some cories to the tank so I'm expecting a mini-cycle now. Just let me know when you think they're ready to move. Oh, and that price is more than fair.
04-21-2014 03:37 PM
AndyS
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Out of curiosity, what is the ph from your tap? I think mine is around 7.4-7.6. Just curious if that's the norm for Nashville.
I tested some water I keep sitting out to top off tanks, and that looks about the same as mine. However, my main shrimp tank with Aquasoil buffers down to 7.0 or slightly below. My dirt/blasting sand little tank stays near what the tap water is.

Would $1.50 price be fair? Maybe 10 or so to get you a colony started?

The lower pH main tank probably has a good mix of sizes right now, the little tank with near tap pH just had two sets of babies drop, but their tiny and it might be a bit before they'd be ready to move. They might be more likely to be the tangerine color vs the orange, as that's the adults I moved to that tank were tangerine color.
04-17-2014 08:49 PM
Jill
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I think it's somewhere close to that. I'll have to check. But the tank they're in is running Aquasoil, so it's buffered down a bit.

That said, I didn't have trouble moving a pair into my Aqueon Evolve 4 that has dirt+black blasting sand. I just drip acclimated them over an hour IIRC.

(The Evolve4 now has about three or four spawns of babies already, that the shrimp were only added three months ago).

I think I started with 12 of these in my 9 gallon cube.

I'll check my tap and tank water and let you know. Might be this weekend.
That would be great. Just let me know what you'd like for them. I have a spare, never used medium smallish piece of mopani if you'd like it too.
04-17-2014 08:44 PM
AndyS
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No set number really.....just whatever you'd be willing to part with. If they breed like regular cherries, I know even with a few, you can get A LOT of babies. For the time being, they'll have a 30 gallon cube all to themselves....lol.

Out of curiosity, what is the ph from your tap? I think mine is around 7.4-7.6. Just curious if that's the norm for Nashville.
I think it's somewhere close to that. I'll have to check. But the tank they're in is running Aquasoil, so it's buffered down a bit.

That said, I didn't have trouble moving a pair into my Aqueon Evolve 4 that has dirt+black blasting sand. I just drip acclimated them over an hour IIRC.

(The Evolve4 now has about three or four spawns of babies already, that the shrimp were only added three months ago).

I think I started with 12 of these in my 9 gallon cube.

I'll check my tap and tank water and let you know. Might be this weekend.
04-17-2014 08:24 PM
Jill No set number really.....just whatever you'd be willing to part with. If they breed like regular cherries, I know even with a few, you can get A LOT of babies. For the time being, they'll have a 30 gallon cube all to themselves....lol.

Out of curiosity, what is the ph from your tap? I think mine is around 7.4-7.6. Just curious if that's the norm for Nashville.
04-17-2014 08:08 PM
AndyS
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Are you selling any of your orange ones, Andy? I just saw a pic of them on another thread, and they are lovely.
Heh, that's a horrible pic, too.

I hadn't really thought about it too much. I might turn loose of some. They kind of self regulate their population, so I'd probably not even miss a few.

How many were you thinking you might want?
04-17-2014 07:55 PM
Jill
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I've never seen any really red ones at Aquatic Critter. But what they get are mostly pretty small, so I'm not sure how much they'd color up later.

I've only got orange neocaridina, so can't help you out. I ended up buying online.

Are you selling any of your orange ones, Andy? I just saw a pic of them on another thread, and they are lovely.
04-12-2014 03:54 PM
Jill I originally got mine online too. I will definitely go that route if I can't find them locally. Thanks.
04-12-2014 03:35 PM
AndyS I've never seen any really red ones at Aquatic Critter. But what they get are mostly pretty small, so I'm not sure how much they'd color up later.

I've only got orange neocaridina, so can't help you out. I ended up buying online.
04-12-2014 02:39 PM
Jill Heart of Nashville here. If anyone locally has PFR for sale, I would love some. I had a tank of them until I left for a week during the winter and their heater went out. I have one lonely little bright red girl left. She needs her colony back. Last time I checked Aquatic Critter, they only had regular RCS....not nearly as red as what I'm looking for.
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