Co2 and shrimp breeding
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Shrimp & Other Invertebrates


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-12-2014, 03:29 AM   #1
shift
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Kelowna
Posts: 1,563
Default

Co2 and shrimp breeding


CO2 can slow down shrimp breeding.. but it makes plants happy (yes i know its hard to win both battles)

I plan on using a low bubble count of CO2 in my tank to try and keep the CO2 happy and not disturb the shrimp to much. ( i still want the colony to breed/expand!)

Is it better to only run co2 when the lights are on or best to leave it on 24/7 to have a more consistent PH?

This will be a OEBT tank.

Thanks!
__________________
84G - The Osaka Forest
12G Fluval Edge - Celestial pearl Danios, Boraras urophthalmoides & PFR shrimp
5.5G Fluval Chi - Pumpkin shrimplets
10G - CRS/CBS
10G - Red Rilli's
10G - Yellow shrimp
shift is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-12-2014, 05:16 AM   #2
Julianzh
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Julianzh's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Quincy, MA
Posts: 425
Default

when the lights are off, plants will intake oxygen instead of CO2, not sure if that will affect the shrimps at night when the lights are off.
Julianzh is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2014, 05:32 AM   #3
sbarbee54
The Security Dude
 
sbarbee54's Avatar
 
PTrader: (97/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: The Badlands
Posts: 4,054
Default

It will as naturally your tanks ph is lower when the lights are off if your tank is planted, when lights are in your ph will be higher because the plants will suck out all the co2 at night the will release some co2 and intake o2 creating the lower co2


Sent from my iPad 3 using Tapatalk HD
__________________
55 Planted Rummys,2 GBR,8 Corys,4 Discus PFR Culls
Many shrimp tanks
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...half-done.html
Finnex Pimp #8
sbarbee54 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2014, 05:33 AM   #4
shift
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Kelowna
Posts: 1,563
Default

Makes sense.. I will keep it on a timer then.. so far the only real plant is a carpet of HC...
__________________
84G - The Osaka Forest
12G Fluval Edge - Celestial pearl Danios, Boraras urophthalmoides & PFR shrimp
5.5G Fluval Chi - Pumpkin shrimplets
10G - CRS/CBS
10G - Red Rilli's
10G - Yellow shrimp
shift is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2014, 06:52 AM   #5
bostoneric
Happy Happy Happy
 
PTrader: (31/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,169
Default

you should run a small airstone @ night also.will really help the plants and shrimp.
bostoneric is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2014, 04:51 PM   #6
gobluewolverines4
Planted Member
 
gobluewolverines4's Avatar
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 248
Default

I've always had a difficult time breeding Neo's with my tap water because the pH is so high. However, I did manage to get some berried Amanos in my 20 long because the pH was more around 7, they never were berried in any other tanks I had them in either, which leads me to believe that the Co2 caused the pH to drop enough for them to want to breed.
__________________
20 Gallon Grow Out Tank
20 Gallon Shrimp Breeder
7.9 Gallon Fluval Ebi Shrimp Habitat
5 Gallon Fluval Chi
gobluewolverines4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2014, 05:24 PM   #7
shift
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Kelowna
Posts: 1,563
Default

I do have a small air pump. As long as it's not to loud (tank on dresser) I'll set it up at night
__________________
84G - The Osaka Forest
12G Fluval Edge - Celestial pearl Danios, Boraras urophthalmoides & PFR shrimp
5.5G Fluval Chi - Pumpkin shrimplets
10G - CRS/CBS
10G - Red Rilli's
10G - Yellow shrimp
shift is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2014, 05:35 PM   #8
FlyingHellFish
Wannabe Guru
 
FlyingHellFish's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,824
Default

My cherry shrimps try to get tipsy off of the Co2. They breed like crazy in my high tech tank.

FlyingHellFish is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2014, 09:19 PM   #9
HUNTER
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: las vegas
Posts: 1,024
Default

I have cherry shrimp sits on the top of the diffuser and sucking up all Co2, probably getting drunk. I reduced mine to almost nothing, shrimps are my priority.
HUNTER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2014, 01:46 AM   #10
shift
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Kelowna
Posts: 1,563
Default

haha that video is kinda funny.. hes all over that diffuser.. there must be some good stuff growing on it
__________________
84G - The Osaka Forest
12G Fluval Edge - Celestial pearl Danios, Boraras urophthalmoides & PFR shrimp
5.5G Fluval Chi - Pumpkin shrimplets
10G - CRS/CBS
10G - Red Rilli's
10G - Yellow shrimp
shift is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2014, 02:09 AM   #11
FlyingHellFish
Wannabe Guru
 
FlyingHellFish's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,824
Default

They breed like crazy in my tank, and I doubt the Co2 is stressing them out. I find no noticeable behaviour change when the Co2 kicks on and when it's off.

Oh well, there is one difference, they love the Co2!!!

I moved on to the fluval Co2 diffuser with a wider circular base, now 3 - 5 gather at time and get their groove on.
FlyingHellFish is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012