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TidBitz 01-29-2013 05:25 AM

Malawa Shrimp!!!!
Any one have any experience with these lil guys

tunatime 01-29-2013 08:12 AM

I have a few. They are hard to kill breed fast and swim a lot. Veay cool shrimp

dougolasjr 01-29-2013 12:13 PM

They are cool. Mine breed easy and are very hardy.

Soothing Shrimp 01-29-2013 02:06 PM

I keep'um, breed'um and sell'um. LOL What would you like to know?

TidBitz 01-29-2013 11:34 PM

Any advice is welcome, I'm new in the shrimp breeding, they aren't available but every once in a while so I'm hoping to help some people out in my area. I used acclimated water from my 55 G for the tank, they should be here no later than the 5th so I am also leaving the lights on 24/7 to help algae growth.

A.D.D.i.c.t. 01-30-2013 12:04 AM

Re: Malawa Shrimp!!!!
Is your tank planted? Plants need time with the lights off just as much as on. For photosynthesis to properly occur. I'm no expert, but pretty sure on this.

the addiction continues...

chunkychun 01-30-2013 12:23 AM

Actually I think you can get them pretty easily on the forum sale forum. why are you leaving your lights on 24/7 again? malawa shrimps i think will eat algae but also other things and you can just feed them spinach or other vegs or even fish flakes. My are doing fine and my tank doesn't have lots of algae (knock on wood). just make sure you have lots of live plants or mosses and stable water parameters and a cycled tank and they should be fine

dreamwallaby 01-30-2013 12:51 AM

Just saw these on aquabid too

TidBitz 01-30-2013 03:50 AM

I am leaving the lights on for a couple days just to get the tank started, it has been a while since this tank was used, my plants are in the 55G for the time being. I have hiding spots and will have to get moss, I have some but not enough. Can't upload a pic.

greenman857 01-30-2013 01:44 PM

One thing I do with shrimp including Malawa is put plants from other tanks (especially moss) in my shrimp tank, they love to go over the plants cleaning the biofilm. They'll swarm the moss for about a day then they'll leave it alone.
Its a great way to feed your shrimp some extra food and get plants cleaned up.

Soothing Shrimp 01-30-2013 02:26 PM

It can be as simple or nicely planted as you like. I keep only moss in my corner and they do fine. :)

dougolasjr 01-30-2013 03:55 PM

I keep my Malaws in the same tank with my Neos and they are thriving.

Soothing Shrimp 01-30-2013 04:17 PM

Malawa are very adaptable and can be kept with other shrimp without fear of cross breeding. :)

TidBitz 01-30-2013 04:54 PM


Originally Posted by Soothing Shrimp (Post 2396834)
It can be as simple or nicely planted as you like. I keep only moss in my corner and they do fine. :)

I was curious about the amount of plants, that's good to read, right now it will be bear min. They will be with the RCS though so do the RCS have to have lots of plants to start off?

Soothing Shrimp 01-30-2013 05:00 PM

Nope. :)

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