CRS/CBS berried at 81F
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 08-08-2012, 09:28 AM   #1
KenRC51
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
KenRC51's Avatar
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: San Gabriel
Posts: 352
Default

CRS/CBS berried at 81F


I have a 9g CRS/CBS tank and live in Los Angeles, Ca. Right now it is summer time and the temp can get to 100-110F. Today, it was 102F and my tank is at 81.5F.

I had a CBS that got berried 2 weeks ago when tank temp was around 75-78F. Since then the temp got warmer.

Just today I noticed a berried CRS (so I have 2 berried shrimp 1CBS & 1CBS). This means that the CRS was berried during a temp of 80-81.5F

Can this be possible? Will the egg hatch? What should I do?
__________________
KenRC51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-08-2012, 09:33 AM   #2
Bananariot
Planted Tank Guru
 
Bananariot's Avatar
 
PTrader: (26/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Biddeford, Maine
Posts: 2,635
Default

Eggs will hatch but rising temperatures will stress out your CRS/CBS....couple that with the stress of preggo and its no bueno.

I would try droppin the temp with a fan or something across the water surface
Bananariot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 09:49 AM   #3
sayurasem
SCAPEr
 
sayurasem's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Loma Linda, CA
Posts: 2,558
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KenRC51 View Post
I have a 9g CRS/CBS tank and live in Los Angeles, Ca. Right now it is summer time and the temp can get to 100-110F. Today, it was 102F and my tank is at 81.5F.

I had a CBS that got berried 2 weeks ago when tank temp was around 75-78F. Since then the temp got warmer.

Just today I noticed a berried CRS (so I have 2 berried shrimp 1CBS & 1CBS). This means that the CRS was berried during a temp of 80-81.5F

Can this be possible? Will the egg hatch? What should I do?
yup yup. My 3 berried shrimps (Red Rili, CRS, and golden bee) is still holding their eggs. I live in Inland Empire and temperature goes up to 110F. My room has no AC so the water could only go down to 78F with lights off. I only turn on my light at night when temperature are much cooler... (not really its 78F outside right now at 2:49am)
sayurasem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 10:10 AM   #4
Rony11
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Israel
Posts: 378
Default

Try to move yr light hours to the time when the temperature lowers.
CRS can hold eggs in 81-82 F but most probably the babies will not survive more than a week after hatching.
Even the mommy will be stressed which can lead to disasterous results.
Better try to lower yr tank temperature.
Rony11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 11:15 AM   #5
Shrimpaholic
Planted Member
 
Shrimpaholic's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Murrieta, California
Posts: 244
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sayurasem View Post
yup yup. My 3 berried shrimps (Red Rili, CRS, and golden bee) is still holding their eggs. I live in Inland Empire and temperature goes up to 110F. My room has no AC so the water could only go down to 78F with lights off. I only turn on my light at night when temperature are much cooler... (not really its 78F outside right now at 2:49am)
I'm in the Inland Empire (aka desert) and yeah, this recent heat wave is hardly CRS friendly. I had to start using a fan 24/7 and cranking my AC. Now I keep my tank at a steady 72F through the day. My tank actually gets warmer at night 74F because I usually turn the AC off. I'm wondering if having a warmer tank at night has any adverse effects on my CRS since that would surely not happen in the Bee's natural habitat. Does anyone happen to know?
__________________
If there's a solution to your problem then you have nothing to worry about. If there isn't, then you have nothing to worry about either.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/yo...o=view&id=3653
Shrimpaholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 02:31 PM   #6
acitydweller
ओं मणिपद्मे हूं
 
acitydweller's Avatar
 
PTrader: (174/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: New York
Posts: 7,691
Default

If you dont bring down the temps soon, you will likely lose both the berried mommas. Pregnancy is one of the most stressful times in their lives. These temps will likely push them over the edge.
__________________
"I am Groot", the faithful protector
acitydweller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 04:11 PM   #7
sbarbee54
The Security Dude
 
sbarbee54's Avatar
 
PTrader: (107/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: The Badlands
Posts: 4,191
Default

Go buy a clip on fan at walmart for 10.00 and aim it at the tank. It iwll bring it down to the low 70's high 60's. I have them pointed on all my tanks and I never get temps higher than 71.
__________________
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 08-08-2012, 04:32 PM   #8
cantsay39
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
cantsay39's Avatar
 
PTrader: (14/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Elmhurst, Nyc
Posts: 796
Default

they might drop the egg~~
cantsay39 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 04:59 PM   #9
KenRC51
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
KenRC51's Avatar
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: San Gabriel
Posts: 352
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sbarbee54 View Post
Go buy a clip on fan at walmart for 10.00 and aim it at the tank. It iwll bring it down to the low 70's high 60's. I have them pointed on all my tanks and I never get temps higher than 71.
Seriously? It would bring my temp from 81 to low 70's or even 60's? that is a big difference.

BTW, what type of clip on fan. I've never seen any clip on fans sold there.
__________________
KenRC51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 10:24 PM   #10
KenRC51
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
KenRC51's Avatar
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: San Gabriel
Posts: 352
Default

So, I just went to walmart and bought a $10 clip fan. Dude, that fan works great!!!

In 25 mins it lowered my tank temp from 81.8F to 80.4F. Fan on high speed (2 speed fan, low or high)

I left to work and left the fan on high. Do you think my tank's temp would drop too low 8-10 hrs from now? I don't get home from work till 2am. I have a heater on tank but I unplugged it.
__________________
KenRC51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 11:13 PM   #11
mordalphus
These pants? are fancy.
 
mordalphus's Avatar
 
PTrader: (272/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 7,997
Default

No such thing as too low
mordalphus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2012, 12:03 AM   #12
DubSmacks
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (10/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Elkton, MD
Posts: 103
Default

The fan will only make it closer to what your ambient temp inside your house. Like lets say if ur room is 68 degrees, you can expect it to be anywhere from 70 to 74 degrees. If you keep ur house cooler than 68 u might wanna keep the A/C cranked down and spend the money saved on electricity on shrimp. I wouldn't worry too much as long as u keep it below 76 and above 68.

Good Luck!
DubSmacks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2012, 12:07 AM   #13
sayurasem
SCAPEr
 
sayurasem's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Loma Linda, CA
Posts: 2,558
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KenRC51 View Post
So, I just went to walmart and bought a $10 clip fan. Dude, that fan works great!!!

In 25 mins it lowered my tank temp from 81.8F to 80.4F. Fan on high speed (2 speed fan, low or high)

I left to work and left the fan on high. Do you think my tank's temp would drop too low 8-10 hrs from now? I don't get home from work till 2am. I have a heater on tank but I unplugged it.
it wont be too cold for the shrimps, at least not on these summer nights. I run my computer fan on my 10 gallon 24/7 and could only lower it to 74 at night. The only disadvantage about this cooling system is the evaporated water. I usually do .8 gallon per day for top-off.
sayurasem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2012, 09:55 AM   #14
KenRC51
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
KenRC51's Avatar
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: San Gabriel
Posts: 352
Default

I just got home not too long ago and the temp dropped to 75.5F. Lets see what temp will it be by morning.
__________________
KenRC51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2012, 08:38 AM   #15
KenRC51
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
KenRC51's Avatar
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: San Gabriel
Posts: 352
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mordalphus View Post
No such thing as too low
You're right about that, temp didn't drop below 73.3F with fan on 24/7

Quote:
Originally Posted by DubSmacks View Post
The fan will only make it closer to what your ambient temp inside your house. Like lets say if ur room is 68 degrees, you can expect it to be anywhere from 70 to 74 degrees. If you keep ur house cooler than 68 u might wanna keep the A/C cranked down and spend the money saved on electricity on shrimp. I wouldn't worry too much as long as u keep it below 76 and above 68.

Good Luck!
Thanks for the info. I've read post that some people leave their AC on 24/7 just for shrimps. Their electricity bill can be way over $500 per month. I rather just spend that money on a chiller.

You right about the temp in tank being higher them ambient temp in house. At highest the temp was around 74-76F and lows like at night till early morning 73'sF

Quote:
Originally Posted by sayurasem View Post
it wont be too cold for the shrimps, at least not on these summer nights. I run my computer fan on my 10 gallon 24/7 and could only lower it to 74 at night. The only disadvantage about this cooling system is the evaporated water. I usually do .8 gallon per day for top-off.
Every 8 hour I would pour in about 1/5 gallon of RO water.
__________________
KenRC51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
berried, cbs, crs, shrimp

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 04:37 AM.


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