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Old 12-18-2013, 08:50 AM   #46
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I have a male and female CPD pair and a mystery snail. I will restock my shrimp, fire reds to be exact, but just thattype (for now).
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Old 01-18-2014, 08:00 AM   #47
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Talking Confirmed breeding pair

So apparently my two CPDs are a breeding pair. I guess that makes sense why the male is always chasing the female (though she'll do the same thing lol)

I was very excited about this needless to say. I found about 6 or so clear and a bit darker fry swimming around looking for grub n' stuff.

they look like this (btw this isn't my pic, these little buggers are near impossible to photograph with my point and shoot)



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I'm actually surprised to see so many since I know CPDs are notorious egg eaters.

So that begs the question if I should move my breeding CPD pair to their own tank when I start a shrimp colony, or on the other hand keep the CPDs there to keep my shrimp colony in check.

More likely I'll end up selling any surviving fry down the road.

Not sure I'm kinda twisted on what to do, but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:13 PM   #48
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Cool Video Update for 11 gallon nano

http://youtu.be/ytMs0eDBbYo

This new setup is coming along really nicely! I'm very pleased with it. once the right corner area next to my red tiger lotus fills in a bit more it will feel pretty close to complete.

all it will need after that is a healthy, hyper, happy shrimp colony.

What do you all think needs to be added to taken away? Suggestions?
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Old 01-28-2014, 03:48 AM   #49
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Default CPD male stare off

I actually got a nice shot of my male CPD today. He was just hovering over that rock staring off into the world beyond his. I found it kinda odd but took that opportunity to snap him.

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Also snapped a nice top view shot. the Hydrocotyle tripartita "Japan" has grown in sooo nicely over the last couple months. Most weeks its hard to keep up trimming this plant

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Old 01-30-2014, 01:24 AM   #50
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Wink Shrimp! Finally...

Went to my LFS today and saw they had a good batch of cherry shrimp. SO I picked up 5 (3 females, 2 males). They immediately made a cozy home in the carpet plants.

I was going to get a batch of fire red shrimp, but decidedly am going slow with a simple batch of cherries.
I kinda dove into the deep end last time, I'll just stay in the shallows for now

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I also saw my purple mystery snail he rarely comes out when lights are on. I guess he was a little curious of the new inhabitants

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Old 01-30-2014, 04:48 PM   #51
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This is a really nice little tank. Hopefully the cherries will breed for you. How many CPD fry survived?
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:24 PM   #52
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Lovely tank (and fauna) photos!
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Old 01-31-2014, 05:16 AM   #53
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This is a really nice little tank. Hopefully the cherries will breed for you. How many CPD fry survived?
So far I've counted 4 CPD fry. One looks to be a bit older than the other three, may have survived an earlier batch.

My cherries have really grown attached to the hydro carpet! they only pop up to grab food when I feed the tank haha. Maybe that'll change once they get more acquainted to their surroundings.
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Old 02-03-2014, 06:26 AM   #54
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Default Tank Trimming update *warning: pic heavy*

I cut out a fat chunk of my Hydro sp. Jap carpet. I actually flipped the whole carpet around. Just trying something different. It unintentionally created this cave like focal point.

Thinking I'll take this opportunity to restart my Hemianthus callitrichoides (HC) carpet.

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The rotalia has colored up real nice over the past month aswell.
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The cherries have finally come out to play...well eat actually haha
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I like the change. Glad you hear you have some surviving fry.
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Old 02-07-2014, 10:57 PM   #56
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Very pretty tank indeed. Sorry about the first go around ending so badly.

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Old 02-18-2014, 12:21 AM   #57
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Very pretty tank indeed. Sorry about the first go around ending so badly.

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Old 02-18-2014, 01:42 AM   #58
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Hey, is your baby CPDs still alive?
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Old 02-18-2014, 02:29 AM   #59
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Hey Hyder77! Great looking tank. Funny that our set ups are so similar. Good luck with your cherries. I'm trying to get mine to breed but so far no luck. FYI, Pet Club in Green Valley has a good deal on them.
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Old 02-18-2014, 06:36 AM   #60
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Hey, is your baby CPDs still alive?
unfortunately I haven't seen the fry in weeks. they've done this before, disappeared then popped up again, but by now I'd think they would look closer to adults than fry. So I'm not really setting my hopes up :/.

I hope I don't have this problem when my shrimp decide to breed, I'm really hoping for surviving shrimplets.
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