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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-09-2010, 05:44 PM
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Posted By sorab
Agree with Asgard, cherry do okay under ice so...

Agree with Asgard, cherry do okay under ice so long as they don't get caught in the ice itself they survive. I don't heat the shrimp tanks, room temperature is fine for CRS, tigers amanos and...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-17-2009, 05:44 PM
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Posted By sorab
The cherry are reacting as wild cherry would,...

The cherry are reacting as wild cherry would, they don't know they are red; they intensify their colour in a fish tank in an attempt at camouflage.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-31-2008, 02:15 PM
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Posted By sorab
Maybe they are not Sulawesi then, they look like...

Maybe they are not Sulawesi then, they look like the pics I have seen, the shop had some silly trade names for them, so I dont know.
There is a dark one and a light coloured one, both eat plants....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-31-2008, 03:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,743
Posted By sorab
I got two species of Sulawesi snails yesterday,...

I got two species of Sulawesi snails yesterday, two babies were born a few hours after they were in the tank, no eggs, just little snails poping out with a pile of snail poo, the ones I have are...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-08-2008, 05:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 883
Posted By sorab
The CRS will live and do okay with lots of...

The CRS will live and do okay with lots of cherries, but the survival rate of the babies will be a lot less, the cherries can out compete them easily. I keep both species together but if I dont thin...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-02-2008, 04:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,819
Posted By sorab
Its Atyoida pilipes, sometimes called lace shrimp...

Its Atyoida pilipes, sometimes called lace shrimp very like bamboo in behaviour/feeding etc, they are smaller though. Very nice shrimp they.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-29-2008, 01:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 452
Posted By sorab
Yeah they eat same as bamboo shrimp, only they...

Yeah they eat same as bamboo shrimp, only they are not able to eat as bamboos can from the substrate. I feed them a wet shrimp pelet squeezing it from a tweezers a few times a week. In most tanks I...
Forum: Fish   04-26-2008, 01:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,367
Posted By sorab
I put new born endler fry in the shrimp tank...

I put new born endler fry in the shrimp tank sometimes to save them from other fish but if I leave them longer than three weeks they start attacking baby shrimp and they can kill them I have seen it...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-16-2008, 02:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,940
Posted By sorab
Rams can be quite different in behaviour but I...

Rams can be quite different in behaviour but I have kept amanos with them without any problems at all.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-10-2008, 03:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 693
Posted By sorab
They are fine in cooler water, I dont know how...

They are fine in cooler water, I dont know how cold they can survive but they have lived outside in a tub in my garden and it has had ice on it a few times this year. I think rapid changes in...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-30-2008, 03:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,396
Posted By sorab
One of the things I like best about them is that...

One of the things I like best about them is that they dont ever seem confined in a glass box as fish do. I used to keep quite big fish but even in tanks where they have 'enough' room they can get...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-28-2008, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By sorab
Beautiful mass of CRS.

Beautiful mass of CRS.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-27-2008, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,476
Posted By sorab
Guppy fry will work, take them out before they...

Guppy fry will work, take them out before they start biting the shrimplets, endler fry can attack tiny shrimp at about two and a half weeks. The cyclops wont bite and are a good sign of water...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-26-2008, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,974
Posted By sorab
Really beautiful tank.

Really beautiful tank.
Forum: Fish   03-06-2008, 05:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By sorab
No they wont drop dead being without a shoal.

No they wont drop dead being without a shoal.
Forum: Fish   03-06-2008, 04:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By sorab
They really do better in a shoal, I wouldnt keep...

They really do better in a shoal, I wouldnt keep less than six, the males chase and display and look great, they are mostly top dwellers but they move all over the tank. Equal numbers of males and...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-11-2008, 03:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,608
Posted By sorab
Clown killies are quite good in a shrimp tank not...

Clown killies are quite good in a shrimp tank not that they cant eat shrimplets, but that they rarely do as they stay right at the top of the tank 95% of the time. They should also breed themselves...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-16-2007, 10:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By sorab
Super cool, nice work

Super cool, nice work
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   10-17-2007, 05:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,918
Posted By sorab
Excellent pic and good luck with them.

Excellent pic and good luck with them.
Forum: Plants   10-09-2007, 12:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,290
Posted By sorab
My tank is about 21-22C also and a few types of...

My tank is about 21-22C also and a few types of moss produced spores. I quite liked it, also some tiny little shoots appeared on the substrate which I assumed where baby moss (I only noticed them in...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-19-2007, 12:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,153
Posted By sorab
Even in soft acidic water perfect for crystal...

Even in soft acidic water perfect for crystal reds the cherry shrimp will soon outnumber the crs, so I move out excess cherries.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-17-2007, 01:00 AM
Replies: 8
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Views: 501
Posted By sorab
I had a Cameroon shrimp with middle leg missing,...

I had a Cameroon shrimp with middle leg missing, just a small stump was left, the stump grew and after two moults the shrimp had a full shell covering the stump, it was thinner than the opposite leg...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-13-2007, 12:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,432
Posted By sorab
When I first had cherries I had all females, they...

When I first had cherries I had all females, they do lay eggs and carry them for a few hours longest I saw was about 24 hours. The eggs are stuck to the swimmerets but the shrimp keeps trying to...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-08-2007, 04:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,283
Posted By sorab
Crystal Reds or Bumblebee or tiger shrimp would...

Crystal Reds or Bumblebee or tiger shrimp would do well in your soft water, they are not as easy as RCS but with enough water changes they should do well and breed, just dont let the numbers of RCS...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-31-2007, 01:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,076
Posted By sorab
Goldfish and tropical flakes, broccoli, spinach,...

Goldfish and tropical flakes, broccoli, spinach, peas, cabbage, beans, nettles, dandelions, oats, rice, potatoes, blueberries, pasta. Algae wafers. Seeds like sunflower, pumpkin etc, other frozen...
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