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Old 05-22-2013, 07:09 AM   #16
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Cool shrimp, what's the warning for?
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What plants do your Sposo snails mow down on?
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:16 PM   #18
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what's the warning for?
Humor.
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What plants do your Sposo snails mow down on?
Carrots, spinach, Kale...
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Will posos eat anarcharis?
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Carrots, spinach, Kale...
Sorry I meant live ones.

More specifically do they eat moss, crypts, lighter plants?
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Sorry I meant live ones.

More specifically do they eat moss, crypts, lighter plants?
Yes, they will eat all of those things. I have had good success with floating plants with them because they can't uproot them. Guppy grass, hornwort, etc... all work well. If you want to keep tylos, you can't keep rooted plants in the same tank. That's ok with me, since Sulawesi biotopes have more rocks than plants anyway.
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They will nibble it, but if you keep them happy with carrots, spinach, pellets, etc... they will probably not totally destroy it. Floating plants work much better than rooted plants with these guys.
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Yes, they will eat all of those things. I have had good success with floating plants with them because they can't uproot them. Guppy grass, hornwort, etc... all work well. If you want to keep tylos, you can't keep rooted plants in the same tank. That's ok with me, since Sulawesi biotopes have more rocks than plants anyway.
When you're right, you're right. I've gotta do a Sulawesi tank someday.
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I've been asked by a few folks for my tank parameters. Here they are.

Cardinals: Inert sand substrate, RO re-mineralized with Salty Shrimp 8.5 to 135-175 ppm TDS, GH 6-8. pH 8.5, temp 82 F.

Tylomelania (snails): Crushed coral substrate, RO re-mineralized with Kent RO Right to 250 ppm, and a GH of 7-9, KH of 2-5, pH 8.5, temp 82F.

Taiwan Bees, CRS and CBS: ADA New Amazonia, RO re-mineralized with Salty Shrimp GH+ to 185-200 ppm, and a GH of 6, KH 0, pH of 6-6.5, temp of 74F.

Tiger shrimp and Blue Diamond Neos: Either Azoo Plant grower substrate or ADA New Amazonia, RO re-mineralized with 50% Kent RO Right, and 50% Salty Shrimp GH+ to a TDS of 200-250 ppm and a GH of 6 and a KH of 2, pH of 6.8-7.2, temp of 74F.

Paracaridina: Inert substrate, RO wastewater + 1/4 tsp Kent RO Right for a TDS of 130-150 ppm.

All tanks have lots of plants, and have sponges and a Hang on back Hagen Aquaclear for filtration. 10-20% water changes about every 10 days.

I dose the planted display tanks with Excel, every other day, at the recommended dose.

All tanks have at least two Indian Almond leaves in them; at different stages of decay.

I feed a balanced diet that consists of Ken's Fish Veggie Sticks with Calcium, Hikari Shrimp and Crab cuisine, Barley sticks, Ken's Earthworm Sticks, blanched spinach/kale, and microorganism foods (Shirakura Chi-Ebi, Borneo Wild Bebi). The snails also get raw carrots.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:38 PM   #26
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Most excellent collection my friend. I'm impressed. Keep it up!

Moar full tank shots please!
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Gorgeous!! Love the Tylos!
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:50 AM   #28
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Here you go. This is another of my 40 gallon breeders. It has Taiwan Bees and hybrids. Lots of Xmas moss on driftwood, dwarf pennywort, some riccia, and flame moss.

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Gorgeous shrimp and snails!
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Very good looking invertebrates! I too need to someday get into the shrimp breeding and collecting craze, I just haven't jumped aboard yet! As a quick question, will a betta harm/eat any shrimp, or will i be better off putting them in their own separate tank or in my main show tank with community fish and a few gouramis?
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