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Old 05-23-2013, 04:18 AM   #31
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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?
Yes, Bettas will take them out. They are better off in their own tank. You could put some Neocaridina shrimp in a community tank as long as there is lots of Java moss to provide them cover, and the fish aren't too big. Amano shrimp will do fine even with medium-sized fish (not cichlids, though).
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:27 AM   #32
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Here's a White Spotted Rabbit snail giving birth. They are livebearers.

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Old 05-23-2013, 04:30 AM   #33
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When you're right, you're right. I've gotta do a Sulawesi tank someday.
This picture is a couple of years old, but it shows one of the tanks with snails, floaters, and shrimp that I had running at my previous residence.

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Old 05-24-2013, 03:21 AM   #34
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Berried Panda!

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She's a pretty one. So nice to see someone with a scaped tb tank. I am doing a dsm on my tb tank, it is definitly possible to have the best of both worlds. Great looking tanks man!
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She's a pretty one. So nice to see someone with a scaped tb tank. I am doing a dsm on my tb tank, it is definitly possible to have the best of both worlds. Great looking tanks man!
Thanks! I think bare tanks are boring. Good look with the dry start!

Here's a mischling feeding frenzy on a piece of blanched kale. This is from the same tank as the previous panda shot.

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Wow, stunning shrimp man!

Have they even given you any problems?
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Wow, stunning shrimp man!

Have they even given you any problems?
Three are in the clink now. Troublemakers.
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Wow, stunning shrimp man!

Have they even given you any problems?
Like most readers of this part of the forum, I've had some issues in the past. Now that my parameters are dialed in, I am having quite a bit of success.

As an example, I killed a bunch of Speedie's shrimp a year and a half ago with Fluval Shrimp stratum and Akadama. Since I switched to using only New Amazonia and Azoo Plant Grower, I have had pretty good success. I also used to mix tap and RO, but found that using 100% RO, remineralized with Salty Shrimp GH+ works better.

I've had even more trouble with Sulawesi tanks. I spent about 2 years keeping Cardinal shrimp in RO water that had been aged for 2 weeks over aragonite sand. My population would wax and wane over time, but it never built up large numbers. (I also had complete failure in tapwater.) In retrospect I think it was partially due to my doing water changes too frequently. Now I'm using Salty Shrimp products to remineralize RO, I'm careful with water changes, and my Cardinal population is doing great.

You should have lots of success if you keep reading this part of the TPT forum, and you'll probably avoid some of the mistakes many of us have made in the past.
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Actually, they are all living in a 20 gallon dystopia, in which they are being manipulated by an omnipotent Puppet-master, who pulls the uglies from their ranks and feeds them to snails.

But, they THINK they are free...

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Actually, they are all living in a 20 gallon dystopia, in which they are being manipulated by an omnipotent Puppet-master, who pulls the uglies from their ranks and feeds them to snails.

But, they THINK they are free...
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You should try the harlequin Sulawesi shrimp. Maybe the black hong kongs? those are sweet. I also recently read about someone who just got a generation of cardinas (I think) that he named Pink bolts or something like that. He says they're breeding true.
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actually he's selling on aquabid now

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You should try the harlequin Sulawesi shrimp. Maybe the black hong kongs? those are sweet. I also recently read about someone who just got a generation of cardinas (I think) that he named Pink bolts or something like that. He says they're breeding true.
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