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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-17-2008, 05:06 PM
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Posted By vinnymac
You could breed a lot of shrimp in a 55g. I...

You could breed a lot of shrimp in a 55g. I would definitely recommend a large air-driven sponge filter.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-08-2007, 10:12 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 126,501
Posted By vinnymac
I would suggest you avoid it unless you...

I would suggest you avoid it unless you absolutely have to. My philosophy was to always minimize the additives I used so the water was void of any possible compounds toxic to the shrimp. Shrimp are...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   10-31-2006, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By vinnymac
Wow...NICE... I bet that wasn't cheap.

Wow...NICE... I bet that wasn't cheap.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-13-2006, 08:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,262
Posted By vinnymac
Outstanding CRS!!!

Outstanding CRS!!!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-07-2006, 05:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,216
Posted By vinnymac
They look nice. I would love to have some black...

They look nice. I would love to have some black diamonds.

I just received 20 CRS from Asia this morning as well. :)
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-30-2006, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By vinnymac
That is completely normal and actually a very...

That is completely normal and actually a very good sign of sexually maturing females. The yellow "saddle" is actually a developing egg mass in the ovaries of the females.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-17-2006, 08:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,534
Posted By vinnymac
That last picture is awesome. That's a typical...

That last picture is awesome. That's a typical 3-band A-grade CRS from my stock. I also have a lot of nice S-grade 4-bands and quite a few with special features like v-bands and tiger tooth. It's...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-17-2006, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,276
Posted By vinnymac
They live about 12-18 months depending on the...

They live about 12-18 months depending on the temperature of the tank. In general, inverts will live longer (grow slower) in cooler temps.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-17-2006, 02:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,534
Posted By vinnymac
They look great! I'm glad they are adjusting to...

They look great! I'm glad they are adjusting to their new environment. Enjoy!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-15-2006, 10:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,034
Posted By vinnymac
Look at the sticky thread at the top of this...

Look at the sticky thread at the top of this forum. I posted just about all the information you're looking for. :)
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-10-2006, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By vinnymac
...and they also have slower growth rates so it...

...and they also have slower growth rates so it takes longer to develop decent populations. My theory is they grow slower due to their requirement for lower tank temps compared to cherry shrimp.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-09-2006, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,898
Posted By vinnymac
Acclimate them as you would with fish. Float...

Acclimate them as you would with fish.

Float the bags in the tank to allow the temp to equalize. Then add a little bit of tank water into the bags and float for another 15-20 mins. Add a bit...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-03-2006, 08:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,484
Posted By vinnymac
The biggest problem is still the amount of time...

The biggest problem is still the amount of time it takes to breed any significant quantity of high grade CRS.

Take and S x S cross. I would speculate only 25% of the offspring are grade S, 50%...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-01-2006, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By vinnymac
What temp is your water?

What temp is your water?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-25-2006, 08:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,484
Posted By vinnymac
$30 for S grade CRS with good features would be a...

$30 for S grade CRS with good features would be a great bargain. I just got price quotes from my contact in Asia and prices are quite high right now. $80 each for a few shrimp I wanted to add to my...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-18-2006, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By vinnymac
They should leave the fish eggs along...but I'd...

They should leave the fish eggs along...but I'd still keep a close eye on them.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-17-2006, 12:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,484
Posted By vinnymac
I figure I'd chime in a little on this topic. ...

I figure I'd chime in a little on this topic.

First off...thanks to everyone for the kind words and positive feedback. I've been breeding my CRS for nearly a year now and things are just starting...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-12-2006, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,201
Posted By vinnymac
Those are fantastic pictures. Thanks for sharing!

Those are fantastic pictures. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-03-2006, 08:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,046
Posted By vinnymac
Yes, they are reproducing as the pictures show...

Yes, they are reproducing as the pictures show many babies along with adults.

I am planning to sell them once I have enough to maintain a decent population of breeding adults.

I have some Grade...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-31-2006, 12:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,046
Posted By vinnymac
I guess everyone is entitled to an opinion. I...

I guess everyone is entitled to an opinion. I suppose Shanna would be very offended to know people in Asia are spending hundreds of dollars on specialty CRS without a second thought. :icon_roll
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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-30-2006, 06:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,046
Posted By vinnymac
Yeah, I know. People have sent me a lot of PMs...

Yeah, I know. People have sent me a lot of PMs asking about availability and making offers to buy them now.

I don't have enough to sell but I am testing the waters on aquabid with a small auction...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-29-2006, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 671
Posted By vinnymac
Breeding low grade CRS with hopes to produce...

Breeding low grade CRS with hopes to produce higher grade CRS is pretty difficult. I started out with nearly 40 grade-C CRS and they bred well but all the offspring were poor quality and I seldom...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-29-2006, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By vinnymac
Congrats!!! I still get excited when I find...

Congrats!!!

I still get excited when I find new babies in my tanks.

Good luck to you and keep up with the water changes and you should have a nice population soon. BTW, keeping the temp at...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-29-2006, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 671
Posted By vinnymac
I think a couple of years is probably a realistic...

I think a couple of years is probably a realistic time frame. Crystal Reds are somewhat more demanding to breed. High grade CRS require more time and selective breeding to maintain good offspring. ...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-23-2006, 11:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,046
Posted By vinnymac
New pics on the first post. :)

New pics on the first post. :)
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