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Forum: Fish Today, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
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: 139
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: 146
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: 146
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: 253
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: 198
Posted By garfieldnfish
SAEs

SAEs
Forum: Fish 10-09-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 216
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: 2,982
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: 242
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: 216
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: 258
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: 216
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: 190
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: 273
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.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-08-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 917
Posted By garfieldnfish
I don't. But I would add Orange Eye Blue Tigers...

I don't. But I would add Orange Eye Blue Tigers (caridina) and blue bee shrimp (paracaridina) to the list.
Forum: Fish 10-06-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By garfieldnfish
I have lost 3 of 6 Amano shrimp to CPDs and black...

I have lost 3 of 6 Amano shrimp to CPDs and black darter tetras. I would not risk it.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-05-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By garfieldnfish
I would vote for 5 if you plan on breeding them 3...

I would vote for 5 if you plan on breeding them 3 otherwise.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-05-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 542
Posted By garfieldnfish
Assassin snails prefer to eat snails comparable...

Assassin snails prefer to eat snails comparable to their own size. But that does not mean that they will not gang up on larger snails. Smaller snails are always on the menu. I have added tiny...
Forum: Fish 10-04-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By garfieldnfish
I feed mine frozen bloodworms, shrimp pellets,...

I feed mine frozen bloodworms, shrimp pellets, live grindal worms and frog pellets.
Forum: Fish 10-02-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 739
Posted By garfieldnfish
I breed and raise CPDs and I can't figure out why...

I breed and raise CPDs and I can't figure out why people have so many problems getting their CPDs to eat. Mine eat like pigs. They go after anything I add to the tank to include wafers and pellets...
Forum: Fish 10-01-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By garfieldnfish
CPDs will eat your shrimp. They even took apart...

CPDs will eat your shrimp. They even took apart some of my amano shrimp and they are a lot larger than RCS.
Forum: Fish 09-30-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By garfieldnfish
I would be guessing here but maybe the neon...

I would be guessing here but maybe the neon tetras they keep with them are supposed to be their food?
I would be afraid to do tank maintenance and sticking my arm into the tank with piranhas.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-29-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By garfieldnfish
I would say 2 or 3 in a 20 gal would be ok. 2 in...

I would say 2 or 3 in a 20 gal would be ok. 2 in a 15 gal. I would not keep them in anything smaller and no more than 3 in a 20 gal. I have had some for many years. The last one died earlier this...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-28-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 629
Posted By garfieldnfish
Craft canvas from Walmart. It's like 50 cent for...

Craft canvas from Walmart. It's like 50 cent for a sheet. You can find it in the arts and crafts section. Perfect size for scuds but the holes are too small for adult shrimp. Only young shrimp can...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-28-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 629
Posted By garfieldnfish
Yes. Scuds will outcompete young shrimp for food...

Yes. Scuds will outcompete young shrimp for food and may even catch and eat some of them. I have the same problem. I have spent countless hours trying to remove the scuds from the shrimp tank and...
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