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Forum: Fish 01-19-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By steakman
The best food for the newborn fry is micro worms....

The best food for the newborn fry is micro worms. These will fit in their tiny mouths. You can order a bit of micro worm culture on Ebay for a couple bucks.
You can google on youtube how to raise...
Forum: Fish 01-19-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By steakman
Once the fry turned free-swimming, the parent...

Once the fry turned free-swimming, the parent will dig a pit nearby and carry them over. Most likely after 3-4 days, they fry will swim all over place. By then, the parents no longer keep them in...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-04-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By steakman
I have had little problem with mine so far. Their...

I have had little problem with mine so far. Their babies are mostly as nice as their parents (75-80%), and the rest are a bit less in color with a very few look a bit like PFR with a stripe along...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-25-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By steakman
They look like Cobalt Blue Shrimps in the...

They look like Cobalt Blue Shrimps in the pictures.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-08-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By steakman
You can do it in reverse. Cycle the new...

You can do it in reverse.

Cycle the new substrate in a bucket with some old media and a new filter and leave the shrimps alone for now.

Once the cycle is complete, move the shrimps to a bucket...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-02-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 12,172
Posted By steakman
Never mind.

Never mind.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-20-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 913
Posted By steakman
I read somewhere that SafeTSorb reduces your...

I read somewhere that SafeTSorb reduces your water KH to 0.
Is that gonna effect your PH and your shrimps?
Neos and Tigers all like a bit of KH in their water, don't they?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-20-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By steakman
Sounds like Blue Diamond so to speak. I also...

Sounds like Blue Diamond so to speak.

I also have Chocolate shrimps throw all color babies from light tan to dark black with a few light blue as well. Every batch there's one or two looked really...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-19-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By steakman
Logically, if it's hardy (easy to breed, hard to...

Logically, if it's hardy (easy to breed, hard to kill), then the value will be next to nothing, because everybody could do it.

If it's hard to keep alive, extremely hard to breed, survival rate is...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-16-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,080
Posted By steakman
I am run in out of sick shrimps to experiment...

I am run in out of sick shrimps to experiment these treatments ... 😄
They are all dead except one. She seems to do better except the darker coloring and the back hunched.
I'll let her be and hope...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-16-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,080
Posted By steakman
plamski, I originally had them in an inert...

plamski,
I originally had them in an inert substrate tank with PH at 7.2
I moved this last survival shrimp to my last available tank with old Amazonia substrate with PH = 6.8 GH = 8 and KH = 3 TDS...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-15-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,080
Posted By steakman
Time to give you folks the latest update. This...

Time to give you folks the latest update.
This fungal illness doesn't seem to effect other shrimps in the same tank but I had to go to the extreme to separate them, the sicks and others. It's easy...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-04-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,080
Posted By steakman
Thanks guys. I found 3 of them so far. I'll try 3...

Thanks guys. I found 3 of them so far. I'll try 3 different treatments to each individual to see how they response.
I'll keep you posted.
Btw, will this illness spread around from tank to tank thru...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-04-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,080
Posted By steakman
I isolated this individual for now. Steve,...

I isolated this individual for now.

Steve, was it that bad?

sewoeno, what's water/medication ratio? Did you successfully treated it yourself?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-04-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,080
Posted By steakman
I had seen this before, and now I became a victim.

I have bought shrimps from many members here on this forum without problems.

I very seldom bought shrimps from AquaBid knowing there are many bad sellers out there.

I remember someone had...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-02-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By steakman
Plants or no plants in a shrimp tank?

As the title said, plants or no plants in a shrimp tank?

Why and why not?

Please input your thought. Some of us rookies would be greatly appreciated.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-02-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 977
Posted By steakman
Finally, I have met my crazy Canadian ......

Finally, I have met my crazy Canadian ... :icon_roll
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-02-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 977
Posted By steakman
Any member here want to be my USA distributor? ...

Any member here want to be my USA distributor?

I have enough to sell for the next 2 years ... LOL ... :icon_evil

5 cents a pop would be good enough to motivate me to catch them for you ...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-01-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 977
Posted By steakman
I can't believe my eyes ...

Today, I saw somebody posted on AquaBid trying to sell 5 Planaria for $20.00 shipped. The picture posted is a real Planaria!

I am not kidding. Go check it for yourself.

Who would want to buy...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-01-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By steakman
IDK about the UK, but here in the States, they...

IDK about the UK, but here in the States, they are not worth anything.

I can't get rid of them fast enough cuz every 2-3 months or so, I have to do a RAOK of 150 of them.

I just bought a dozen...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-27-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By steakman
I agree with bostoneric. IMO, PRL should...

I agree with bostoneric.

IMO, PRL should follow the same grading color pattern for all Crystal Shrimps.

I think the term Mixed Bands is preferred to the shapes of the middle red section. If...
Forum: Substrate 05-27-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 823
Posted By steakman
Azoo soil doesn't leak ammonia like Amazonia. ...

Azoo soil doesn't leak ammonia like Amazonia.
I put my RCS in 24 hours after tank set up without problem.
You might need to run it a week or two before introducing the more sensitive shrimps in....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-08-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 934
Posted By steakman
Nobody likes Hornwort in their shrimp tanks? ...

Nobody likes Hornwort in their shrimp tanks?

I have them in all of mine.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-30-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By steakman
Thanks, guys. I'll blanch them before feeding...

Thanks, guys.
I'll blanch them before feeding then.
SM
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-30-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By steakman
Do you need to blanch Mulberry leaves?

A friend of mine just sent me these White Mulberry and Paper Mulberry leaves.

Since it's barely a few weeks into Spring, the leaves are quite young and small.

I got some very nice but unknown...
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