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  1. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    So I bought I think around 18 shrimp to start a colony from my local Petsmart. They were advertised as Blue Velvet shrimp. The tank I put them in has light color sand - not quite white but very light tan. These shrimp are super dark blue. One looks like a rili - blue with clear, but it's not in...
  2. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I have quite a few blue velvets, and I've noticed that in all of the pictures of small aquarium shrimp that I've seen, I've never actually seen a purple variation. I know the basics of color say that red and blue make purple, but I also know that red cherry shrimp and blue velvet will make...
  3. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Last night I was watching my shrimp observing the berried shrimp and making sure everything is going well. One of my blue velvets has been carrying eggs for about two or three weeks, so I am anxiously waiting for them to hatch. Here is a decent video of her carrying the eggs: Then, I noticed...
  4. Substrate
    Hey All, Friday I broke down (2) 20G tanks and set up a new 45G rimless tank. The substrate from the established tanks was UP Shrimp Sand and over a year old, so I started the 45 with a new bag of Controsoil and seeded it underneath with a couple very thin layers of the established Shrimp Sand...
  5. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hey all, If I put blue velvets and blue pearls in the same tank they will interbreed. However, since they are both blue, won't this just make a mix of blue shrimp? (some being red cause of the velvet's not breeding true.) But maybe couldn't this help bring out more blue from the pearls, or...
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