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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates Today, 04:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By garfieldnfish
I don't believe they are completely shrimp safe....

I don't believe they are completely shrimp safe. I am sure they will pick off a shrimplet here and there but you should be able to keep and breed RCS in a tank with hatchet fish. More expensive...
Forum: Fish Today, 01:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 514
Posted By garfieldnfish
They will jump out of a tank without lid. Neither...

They will jump out of a tank without lid. Neither of these tanks are good for CPDs.
Forum: Fish Yesterday, 03:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By garfieldnfish
Because I breed them and that is what they look...

Because I breed them and that is what they look like.
They will hatch in a couple of weeks and then the tiny snails will disappear into the substrate. You won't see them again until they re-emerge...
Forum: Fish Yesterday, 01:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By garfieldnfish
Those are assassin snail eggs.

Those are assassin snail eggs.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-22-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By garfieldnfish
Lol. Been there, done that. You might still...

Lol. Been there, done that.
You might still have a few baby RCS in the tank. They are tiny and transparent at first and almost impossible to see without a magnifying glass.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-22-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 370
Posted By garfieldnfish
MTSs "clone" themselves. I have found most...

MTSs "clone" themselves. I have found most assassin snail eggs attached to the stems of plants, on the filter intake or the silicone of the aquarium. Once the babies hatch, they hide in the substrate...
Forum: Fish 10-22-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By garfieldnfish
Why would you give them a salt bath?

Why would you give them a salt bath?
Forum: Fish 10-22-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 371
Posted By garfieldnfish
Algae wafers and zucchini.

Algae wafers and zucchini.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-21-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 776
Posted By garfieldnfish
I make more money on my shrimp than on fish, but...

I make more money on my shrimp than on fish, but without my job I would be in trouble, lol. But what I make on my CRS pays for their upkeep and off sets some of the costs of my other tanks where the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-21-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 370
Posted By garfieldnfish
I feed mine pest snails, fish food and frozen...

I feed mine pest snails, fish food and frozen bloodworms (a favorite of theirs). While they are slower breeders than MTSs or pond snails, each female can lay several eggs per week if conditions are...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-21-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By garfieldnfish
That does not look like baby RCS to me. Red...

That does not look like baby RCS to me. Red Cherry Shrimp babies are transparent for the first few weeks. What you have looks to have a dark color. I can't really tell by the picture but hanging...
Forum: Fish 10-21-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By garfieldnfish
I have all three of them as well. My pygmys are...

I have all three of them as well. My pygmys are in the same tank as the hastatus. The habrosus are in a different tank. All are breeding and it is so nice that they don't eat their own eggs. But I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-18-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By garfieldnfish
What to Try Next

I have CRS, OEBTs, Blue Bees, Tangerine Tigers and Yellow Neos. My OEBTs are not doing too well but all my other shrimp are thriving. I will have a 10 gal fish tank empty soon that I want to convert...
Forum: Fish 10-18-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By garfieldnfish
No, they are about the same size. Now that the...

No, they are about the same size. Now that the SAE is back in it's original tank, he seems much happier and the cuts are almost gone. I did find some fishing line that I had used to tie some java...
Forum: Fish 10-17-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By garfieldnfish
SAE Breeding Question

I have not been able to find any info on SAEs breeding. I have had SAEs for years and was under the impression that they do not breed in an aquarium. Over the last 12 years I have lost most of them...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-12-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By garfieldnfish
Adult amanos live in fresh water but the larvae...

Adult amanos live in fresh water but the larvae is carried to the ocean by the current. Once they reach the salinity required they start to feed and grow. Once they morph into shrimp they make the...
Forum: Fish 10-12-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By garfieldnfish
SAEs

SAEs
Forum: Fish 10-09-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 219
Posted By garfieldnfish
I feed my fish frozen bloodworms and I saw my...

I feed my fish frozen bloodworms and I saw my plecos go after them as well, however, most of my plecos are omnivores or carnivores. My clown plecos (wood eaters) show no interest in the bloodworms...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-08-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,995
Posted By garfieldnfish
I had amano shrimp live over 5 years so he is not...

I had amano shrimp live over 5 years so he is not that old yet. Amanos live much longer than other dwarf shrimp. Also keep an eye on the CPDs. I lost 3 of 6 amano shrimp to CPDs and black darter...
Forum: Fish 10-08-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By garfieldnfish
No, corys do not eat algae. They may be looking...

No, corys do not eat algae. They may be looking for tiny scraps of left over food and it looks like they eat algae but they are not algae eaters. That said since they constantly sift through the...
Forum: Fish 10-08-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 219
Posted By garfieldnfish
Knot, you got yours to eat asparagus? I have...

Knot, you got yours to eat asparagus? I have tried that in all my tanks and not even the snails would touch it. Good thing though, more for me, lol. I also had limited success with mushrooms and...
Forum: Fish 10-08-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 261
Posted By garfieldnfish
A couple of my amanos have lived for over 5...

A couple of my amanos have lived for over 5 years. They can live way longer than the average dwarf shrimp.
But I have to restate my earlier post. CPDs and black darter tetras are mini piranhas....
Forum: Fish 10-08-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 219
Posted By garfieldnfish
Algae wafers, zucchini, canned green beans,...

Algae wafers, zucchini, canned green beans, frozen peas (defrosted and shelled), spinach, collard greens all are good for them. I remove uneaten zucchini the next evening. The peas and beans are...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-08-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By garfieldnfish
Just read your question again, so disregard the...

Just read your question again, so disregard the second paragraph. But someone wanting to know if they could kill off the scuds, meaning they want to, might be interested in reading it. I doubt that...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-08-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By garfieldnfish
CRS do not get larger that 1" with most of them...

CRS do not get larger that 1" with most of them staying smaller.
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