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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-21-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 715
Posted By ravensgate
It can be quick or not. I've had them mate for a...

It can be quick or not. I've had them mate for a good 5 minutes. Sometimes its super quick, like a few seconds. If other males get on the female while this is happening sometimes it gets ugly and...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-07-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By ravensgate
Unless they are hitching a ride on your shrimp...

Unless they are hitching a ride on your shrimp and you don't net any or put in plants in from the infested tank you should be fine. They are just little mollusks, don't do much but hang around on...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-17-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By ravensgate
I use dried green walnut leaves in all my tanks...

I use dried green walnut leaves in all my tanks and the shrimp love them. Black walnut leaves are fine as well, I know Jake / somewhatshocked on here uses them.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-27-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By ravensgate
CPOs can eat your shrimp. Now I had males leave...

CPOs can eat your shrimp. Now I had males leave them alone but the females are big, and super aggressive in my experience and will kill shrimp, cut them in half, and kill other CPOs. Some people...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-02-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By ravensgate
It just takes time and patience. I've removed...

It just takes time and patience. I've removed hundreds of shrimp from a tank just to move the tank. Takes a few days and a few beers but I got it done;) Or just wait for the babies to get a little...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-02-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By ravensgate
+1 OR it was a female ready to be bred and too...

+1 OR it was a female ready to be bred and too many males got to her and forgot what they were there for. I've had that happen many times, just had to add more plants and hiding places. I have had...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-07-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,112
Posted By ravensgate
HEre are a couple of pics. Canister sits behind...

HEre are a couple of pics. Canister sits behind my bed. I've got two different size sponges on it because I ordered the wrong size...LOL. The screen I used on my Eheim 2213 was just not working...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-06-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,112
Posted By ravensgate
I do this with my canister filters. I can take a...

I do this with my canister filters. I can take a pic if you want.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-05-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,287
Posted By ravensgate
My setup creates micro bubbles just fine. PM me...

My setup creates micro bubbles just fine. PM me your email and I'll send you a video I just took of my setup to show the tiny micro bubbles in the water and that's on a canister. If you know what...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-05-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By ravensgate
Curiosity and new stuff. I can put my finger in...

Curiosity and new stuff. I can put my finger in the tank and they swarm it. LOL
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-05-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,287
Posted By ravensgate
I make my own spray bars for my tanks with...

I make my own spray bars for my tanks with canister filters. As said this is just a spraybar hooked up to an air filter on the outflow. I get my acrylic pipes at Petmountain, use dremel tool and a...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-20-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,055
Posted By ravensgate
I start with a low dose the first day or two then...

I start with a low dose the first day or two then move to the full dose. Remember to remove any carbon or purigen off the filters while you are dosing.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-20-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,055
Posted By ravensgate
Vorticella. Best cure is a salt dip unless you...

Vorticella. Best cure is a salt dip unless you have a lot of shrimp affected and need to dose the whole tank, I"ve used Paraguard with success.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-14-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By ravensgate
Just throwing this out there but neos don't tend...

Just throwing this out there but neos don't tend to breed well with Amazonia. It drops the pH too low. I'd recommend trying some cheap crystals. They'd be cheaper from members here than what...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-11-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,388
Posted By ravensgate
USPS Priority is what is being discussed here. ...

USPS Priority is what is being discussed here. It's not a guaranteed service, it's 2 days to most locations but it can sometimes takes weeks. I don't know of any 'flawless' shipping service. Even...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-07-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By ravensgate
GH/KH test kits (both in one kit) are under $10. ...

GH/KH test kits (both in one kit) are under $10. Those strips you used are wildly inaccurate so I wouldn't even think about getting those again. Always top off with RO water, never tap or your GH...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-07-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By ravensgate
Nothing. I feed my shrimp organic zucchini,...

Nothing. I feed my shrimp organic zucchini, sliced thin, blanched. Then I lay them on paper plates to freeze for about 20 minutes then toss into a freezer bag. Keeps them from sticking together as...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-07-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By ravensgate
She could have been attacked. They are extremely...

She could have been attacked. They are extremely vulnerable after a molt. That's how females get eaten if one or more males get on them down after a molt and forget what they are actually SUPPOSED...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-29-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By ravensgate
TDS Up by Mosura will raise TDS and not affect...

TDS Up by Mosura will raise TDS and not affect the GH. So will Azoo Minerals
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-28-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By ravensgate
+1, lava rocks inert, no issues with params

+1, lava rocks inert, no issues with params
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-28-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By ravensgate
20-30 days. CONGRATS

20-30 days. CONGRATS
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-28-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 879
Posted By ravensgate
Depends on what you want to do. If you want to...

Depends on what you want to do. If you want to try at tibees and have multiple tanks and be willing to invest years in culling, throw them together. If you don't care either way, throw them...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-28-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 879
Posted By ravensgate
I have a tangerine tibee (psuedo tibee) that just...

I have a tangerine tibee (psuedo tibee) that just dumped babies and she was bred with a CRS as I watched her being bred. THe babies are mostly CRS in coloration right now but I have a couple that...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-24-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,047
Posted By ravensgate
150-185

150-185
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-23-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By ravensgate
It's called chimera ...

It's called chimera

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimera_%28genetics%29
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