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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-27-2013, 09:48 PM
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Posted By GavSmith
My GH and KH comes out well within the good range...

My GH and KH comes out well within the good range for the bamboo shrimp, not sure if adding calcium would make it spike a little too high.

Well some bad news thismorning, the red one must have...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-24-2013, 08:22 PM
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Posted By GavSmith
Well I sat them in front of the green squash I...

Well I sat them in front of the green squash I put in but no fanning took place from either of them. The red guy is acctually doing a little better today, she's got a bit more strength today (able to...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-24-2013, 01:54 PM
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Posted By GavSmith
I appreciate the replies guys. Where the OP was...

I appreciate the replies guys. Where the OP was having an issue with shrimp not getting enough food and searching the tank for it, mine are not moving around the tank looking for current or food....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-24-2013, 12:28 AM
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Posted By GavSmith
well, it's like a thread with white bits on it....

well, it's like a thread with white bits on it. decent sized strings usualy, around 2-3". I just did a water change with 20% RO water (35c per gallon at wise... never knew they had it) so hopefully...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-22-2013, 09:31 PM
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Posted By GavSmith
Oh I have the tank at 76.6F right now after Will...

Oh I have the tank at 76.6F right now after Will informed me to drop the temp down.

Well a little good news.... the brown one is finally fanning! She's sat on the net near the filter outflow and...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-22-2013, 08:09 PM
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Posted By GavSmith
Well it's not so much that they are hiding and I...

Well it's not so much that they are hiding and I don't see them... they're right in front of me every day. The red one barely moves at all (right now he's on his side touching the bottom and the new...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-19-2013, 11:55 PM
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Posted By GavSmith
I do have another tank, but it's cycling right...

I do have another tank, but it's cycling right now with some tetras in it.

As for the squash... I'm not sure they even know it exists. The weakest one is clinging to where I put her (about 2"...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-19-2013, 10:56 PM
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Posted By GavSmith
Cheers Will, I really appreciate all the help....

Cheers Will, I really appreciate all the help. You'll be my go-to guru for bamboo shrimp in the future.

I have some Spirulina powder on the way (may take a couple of days to get here). For the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-19-2013, 10:23 PM
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Posted By GavSmith
Somewhere I was reading about one that lost it's...

Somewhere I was reading about one that lost it's fans and they did grow back... my worry is that if these guys would be able to survive long enough. It looks like the one in the photo is trying to...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-19-2013, 10:01 PM
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Posted By GavSmith
Temp is now 79.2 and still dropping. Looking to...

Temp is now 79.2 and still dropping. Looking to get it down to a good 76/77. The red-brown one has started turning a little more red suddenly.

Yeah I was concerned when I saw the fans up close......
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-19-2013, 09:35 PM
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Posted By GavSmith
Ok temp is starting to drop from the ice cubes in...

Ok temp is starting to drop from the ice cubes in a zip-lock bag. I took a few snaps of the red guy as it may help to actually see him I guess.
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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-19-2013, 09:19 PM
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Posted By GavSmith
I'll give that a try, cheers Will. Got the...

I'll give that a try, cheers Will.

Got the squash stuck on the fake log end and placed the shrimp so that the current is blowing right at them. Not seeing any fans but they have to be sucking up...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-19-2013, 08:52 PM
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Posted By GavSmith
well the water comes out fine in all the chem...

well the water comes out fine in all the chem tests I'm doing... 7.4ph, 0 amonia, 0 nitrates/ites. Trying to get the temp down a little... it's at 80.8 right now and dropping very slowly. Got some...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-19-2013, 07:49 PM
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Posted By GavSmith
Well my main issue with them is that they're now...

Well my main issue with them is that they're now barely moving and the red one is on his side laying on the bottom nearly all the time. I've tried perching him back up on stuff but he just falls back...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-19-2013, 05:51 PM
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Posted By GavSmith
I'll grab some zucchini on my way home and try...

I'll grab some zucchini on my way home and try that boiled up. I'll also try setting my tank cooler, though I wouldn't have thought they'd starve themselves to death for a few degreesF for 2 weeks....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-19-2013, 04:36 PM
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Posted By GavSmith
Not really my point, and somewhat unuseful if...

Not really my point, and somewhat unuseful if they won't even try to eat. As I've said they won't even deploy their fans so how can they eat anything if they won't even try? But anyway, I liquified...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-19-2013, 02:36 PM
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Posted By GavSmith
Dose? if you mean Meds, then no I haven't dosed...

Dose? if you mean Meds, then no I haven't dosed anything. The fish I have in there currently:
2 female bettas (2")
3 small cory catfish (3" max ones, currently 1.5")
Emerald cory catfish (4" max,...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-19-2013, 12:59 PM
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Posted By GavSmith
I always dislike when it comes to this... I hate...

I always dislike when it comes to this... I hate the idea that petstores have that life is cheap, and because that one died "here have another one!".

Well the red one is on his side again...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-18-2013, 09:47 PM
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Posted By GavSmith
Bamboo Fan Shrimp - Not Eating at All

Hi all, joined the site because I've been unable to find much info for my particular issue.

I got a pair of Bamboo Shrimp (from petco) about 2 weeks ago. They're about 3" in length and seemed...
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