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Old 12-23-2012, 02:54 PM   #16
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Intelligence/instinct/fight or flight/whatever it is... always interesting to note different behavior among crustacea.
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:19 PM   #17
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Definitely! Entire books have been written on different instincts of animals within the same species.

I think this is worthy of its own thread, no? If you start it, I'll see ya there.
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:11 PM   #18
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ADA Africana which is now buffering to a PH of around 5.3. I actually didn't think it would get this low but I like it right where it is.

On a side note, I've noticed that the taiwan shrimp behave a little differently from my CRS. They seem to be more active and they LOVE hanging out on the sponge pre-filters along with the driftwood. Seems they have an extreme appetite for biofilm. With that said, you really need to have a mature tank to even think about taiwan bees. But I'll keep observing more to see whether this continues once they get a taste of the 10 different shrimp foods I constantly rotate in my regiment.

Its looks really good and clean too. Is that powder or regular btw?

I don't know why but my amazonia (new) was really dusty and dirty when I opened it.
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:58 PM   #19
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Its looks really good and clean too. Is that powder or regular btw?

I don't know why but my amazonia (new) was really dusty and dirty when I opened it.
It's just the regular kind. My amazonia II had tons of powder too but it eventually went away. The Africana does not do that as much, as a matter of fact, I barely noticed any powder on the glass at all.

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That brings up something I think about on occasion but may just be silliness. Shrimp intelligence.

Have you noticed anything that seems more intelligent or less intelligent with the different shrimp you've kept?
For now I haven't really observed them much since I'm back home with the parents in NJ. I hope my shrimp are doing well though.

The only thing I noticed is that they like biofilm and constantly graze on my sponges. I'll take a good look at the behavior when I come back this Wednesday.
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:39 AM   #20
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Nice shrimps!
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:01 PM   #21
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So I just purchased some regular tigers that were raised in lower PH and will be dropping them in this tank. Hopefully they survive and can interbreed with all the other shrimp that are housed in this same aquarium (taiwan bees, crs, cbs, goldens). I have no concrete goal here...I just want some odd mixes.

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Old 12-27-2012, 10:25 PM   #22
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Hey all. I took some new shots today. It's been about a week since I've added these two but they seem to be doing just great.

One thing that I do not understand about my Sony videocamera is why it changes the color as soon as I hit the "shoot" button...in other words, it's zoomed in perfectly but then it changes the color 1 second before the pic is taken.

Some nice shiny shells...













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Old 12-27-2012, 11:08 PM   #23
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nice RWs!
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:36 PM   #24
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While having my morning coffee on this lazy Sunday, I sat there observing my tank for a good 30 minutes. I just want to stress the importance of sponge filters since these two Ruby Reds only hang out on the filters and driftwood. When I throw food in they go to it but for the most part they like the sponge filters.

I have one of these + a sponge prefilter on one of my AquaClears.

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Old 12-30-2012, 04:27 PM   #25
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The thing my TBs go NUTS for are the barley pellets. The CBS like them, but the TBs actually mob them.
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:45 PM   #26
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The thing my TBs go NUTS for are the barley pellets. The CBS like them, but the TBs actually mob them.
My shrimp never eat the barley pellets! I always just see snails on the food dish when I drop in barley.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:05 PM   #27
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So funny how they can all be so different.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:32 PM   #28
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So funny how they can all be so different.
Yeah, my shrimp will eat a pellet in about 5 minutes flat when it comes to borneowild barley.
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Cool shrimp
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I have the Laguna pond barely and straw pellets, about $9 for a few pound bag that will last a lifetime and all my shrimp go nuts over them. Get my biggest shrimp balls with them.
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