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arktixan 05-07-2012 05:16 PM

Ark's 20g Shrimp Tank - pic heavy.

Sponge Filter
18" T8 Light Single bulb.

Plant life:

5 Nano Marimo Balls
1 Golf Ball Size Marimo Ball
Fissidens Fontanus

Random Stuff:


Shrimp Life...
6 Crystal Red Shrimp

My two inhabitants atm.

Full tank shot. I scrapped off some of the algae on the glass, so it's easier to take some pictures :)

Vigilante 05-07-2012 05:19 PM

You might want to remove those hockey players from your tank. I've heard they don't mix well with CRS. :)

Optix 05-07-2012 06:50 PM

pic heavy? :hihi:

but at least the shrimp are cool! BREED!

arktixan 05-11-2012 05:19 PM

Received my shipment from Alphaprobreeders on May 8th.
10 CRS - S+ - SS.
As well my Local Pet Store, had yellow shrimp, so I purchased a few of those as well.
My Poor Rili is lonely... the local store, shipment didnt arrive for Rili so I am still waiting for them to come.

arktixan 05-20-2012 07:00 PM

May 20th, 2012 Update...

Photo taken on the 14th :). - Fingers crossed!

madness 05-20-2012 07:05 PM

I am sure someone has pointed out that the rili and the yellows will mix breed, right?

Other than that - nice looking shrimp.

Pretty good quality yellows and that single rili, especially for coming from a LFS.

arktixan 05-23-2012 09:52 PM


Originally Posted by madness (Post 1869858)
I am sure someone has pointed out that the rili and the yellows will mix breed, right?

Other than that - nice looking shrimp.

Pretty good quality yellows and that single rili, especially for coming from a LFS.

Yep I am aware of them mixing :).

I have moved all my yellow (except the berried) over to my 10g tank (which is currently housing a few Cardinal Tetras, and so far, they haven't touched the Yellows)

Sometime this week/end. I will be buying a breeder box to put the lone berried yellow away. I believe she still has 2-3 weeks to go prior to babies.

The Rili, I believe is the LFS owners own stock, an he brings them into the store so spread to local hobbyists.

arktixan 05-23-2012 09:54 PM

** MAY 23rd, 2012 Update **

So it's officially the 2 week mark since I've received my shipment from Alphaprobreeders... and I can personally say, I approve! Especially being able to ship to Canada I LOVE IT!

All 10 are thriving, there seems to be a molt everyday, they are very very active, grazing on the moss, on the glass of the tank, and picking anywhere they can pick!

One day... I may do a mini photo shoot, when I purchase a Breeder box.

Their feeding habits so far... every day I've been putting a very small piece of the Mosura Specialty Food it's nearly gone in roughly an hr. (i'll take a snap shoot of the size one day).

Tues, and Thursdays I've been putting in some Mosura BioPlus the little plastic spoon it comes with... I've probably just putting in 1/10 of a spoon (i'll take a snap as well).

Today while staring at my tank for an hr or so. I believe my "F"(A) Grade CRS looks saddled, I'll try a snap a shot.

I also received my 3 pads of Fissidens fontanus (4x4cm) off of eBay, I am happy with the quality nice an green alive an well, as well a Green blanket moss pad (8x8cm). I'll post pictures in the next couple days.

Currently awaiting the arrival of my Riccia pads (5x5cm).

I have a small 2g tank, so I may start a colony of moss/fissiden/riccia we'll see!

Or I may buy a 10-20g and attempt this awesome-ness

I have a huge bucket of rock floating around in the garage.. .

That's all I have to say for now... Ta-ta for now! Pics to come soon!

arktixan 05-29-2012 01:00 AM

As Promised some pics from my eBay purchases... I have to say, I am quite happy with them!

Riccia, a smidge disappointed how it turned out, I thought the mesh would have been more full.

A shot of one of my Mesh Pads of Fissidens Fontanus totalled 3.

Tank shot of the remaining two Fissidens Fontanus pads.

Green Blanket Moss pad 8x8cm

Miss Rili decided to expose herself.

Miss Yellow Shrimp moved to the Breeder Box, I have 2 inside.

CRS Enjoying some Log Time.

CRS Enjoying some food (Algae Waffer), and Plant decided to unroot...

Manual Mode shot -

Male Yellow Shrimp in his 10g tank

Miss Rili Wanted more spotlight

CRS Making it's way to the moss pad.

kwheeler91 05-29-2012 05:47 AM

Was the rili shrimp berried when you got her?

arktixan 05-29-2012 11:24 PM


Originally Posted by kwheeler91 (Post 1881224)
Was the rili shrimp berried when you got her?

She was Saddled when I bought her.

The guy told me he just sold the last male, prior to me purchasing the female.

The next day she had eggs.

arktixan 05-31-2012 05:02 AM

** MAY 31st, 2012 Update **

Doing some late night shrimp browsing, noticed my C Grade CRS berried... potentially another lady as well... Since the night before they were all swimming circles around the tank for nearly 2 hours. Will post pictures later on :).

Noticed another Yellow Saddled... 2 Berried alrdy, 2~ weeks... an now potentially a 3rd :D:D

arktixan 06-04-2012 04:06 PM

** JUNE 4th, 2012 Update **

Yellow Shrimp number 1 gave birth this morning! Pictures to come. An she is already saddled for another round! - I've count approx 10. And of course there always can be more!

Yellow Shrimp number 2 is ready any day as well! Again, She's saddled for another round.

Also have two more Saddled.

Which also means my Rili should be ready to pop any day now as well!

And about 1 week into my CRS berry.

Happy Happy Day!

I think I may have to hook up the 2 gallon tank, to house all these Yellow Babies, until they are big enough to put into the Main 10 Gallon tank with the Cardinal Tetras

arktixan 06-06-2012 01:24 PM

** JUNE 6th, 2012 Update **

My Rili Finally gave birth today Huzzah! So far counted atleast 10... and they are all clear right now, I haven't seen any colour in them yet... I assume it will take a good couple weeks to a month before any true colour is shown.

My 2nd Yellow still hasn't popped, but I am sure she will be due any moment!

arktixan 06-27-2012 02:59 PM

**JUNE 27th, 2012 Update**

So I saw yesterday morning when I woke up that my one CRS gave birth :D... Easily 10~ Candy Canes swimming around!

Also noticed 2 more Berried ladies to go with!

I have to say... this little Breeder box has been excellent!
I put in all 10 of my adults... filled with with moss. I put in two almond leaves... and BAM! Magic!

I stuck with a bare bottom box, I havent fed any food, they are just grazing off the moss, and eating the leaf.

To siphon out the poop I am just using a small air line tubing to keep it minimal.

I'll add some pictures of the new additions soon!

It's been nearly a month on my rili babies, so far they have not coloured yet at all. Still all clear, so I am assuming colouration will show as they mature, and become "teenagers" HA!

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