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  1. WTB/RAOK
    Hello all, I'm about ready to stock some tanks and I'm looking for a few fish: 1. Super Tiger Shrimp 2. 6-8 exclamation point rasboras (Boraras urophthalmoides) or Boraras maculatus 3. Any badis species, but preference is hysginon "red melon" > black tiger badis > scarlet badis It's been...
  2. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    What's everyone's preferred temperature for keeping and breeding Caridina (mixed bees?) What about Neocaridina (Bloody Mary?) In the late summer my temperatures were going to high for them, so I removed the heaters, however now that winter is here the temps are dropping pretty low. It's an old...
  3. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I'm back again, with more shrimp troubles. :( Today I noticed a green fuzz on the rostrum of one of my big amano girls. I've done some reading on shrimp diseases and parasites, I know vorticella and scutariella tend to appear on the facial area, but both seem to be white from the pictures I've...
  4. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    From my understanding of TDS it's impacted by pretty much everything in the aquarium, but it leaves me in a position where I don't really know if my aquarium is suitable for the shrimp I want to keep, or how to get it where it needs to be if it's not. My aquarium is cycled, no issues with...
  5. Tank Journals
    Since taking up this hobby back in January I've had a lot of trial and error, ups and downs, and general frustration. I've made progress, and learned a lot. These are my current aquariums, and I'm proud of both of them even if they're not perfect. Both are running with established filter media...
  6. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Update: Thank you to everyone who gave me feedback on the situation! I only lost one shrimp thankfully despite my mistake and everyone seems comfortable now. I've decided to give rcs their own planted 3 gallon with parameters matched to the ones from their breeder. The aquarium isn't cycled but...
  7. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Question.... do I have enough shrimp??? :grin2:
  8. WTB/RAOK
    Hello all, I'm looking to buy 10+ Super Tiger Shrimp. Having a hard time finding them anywhere online and my tank is itching for some life... I've included a picture for reference. Thank you!
  9. For Sale/Trade
    My tank is over populated with Tangerine Tigers so it's time to let go some of them... Size varies from juvie to adult, no pee-wee size, but if you get smaller than that they're not counted... My params is 6.4PH (gassed with CO2), 180-230 TDS, 2KH, and 5-7GH and they live with my Fire Red...
  10. Tank Journals
    Hello everyone! I'd like to present you my 50L planted tank - named Karan - meant to house a colony of crystal red PRL cantonensis shrimps: I made the tank out of 6mm glass, and it has those dimensions : W:50cm; D:30cm; H:30cm; glass : 6mm. So here is how it started. I used clear silicon...
  11. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    The Chicago Ornamental Shrimp Society will be having its next event on Sunday, April 8th. We will be having a HUGE Giveaway Raffle and a presentation on Other Inverts including Opae Ula (Hawaiian Shrimp), Crayfish, Snails, and Saltwater Inverts. If you live near Chicago then come check out COSS...
  12. Illinois
    The Chicago Ornamental Shrimp Society will be having its next event on Sunday, April 8th. We will be having a HUGE Giveaway Raffle and a presentation on Other Inverts including Opae Ula (Hawaiian Shrimp), Crayfish, Snails, and Saltwater Inverts. If you live near Chicago then come check out COSS...
  13. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello! So I am brand new to the idea of using RO/DI units. Therefore, I don't know: The best kind How they work How to use them And how to remineralize the water. I have some Crystal Reds that I acquired almost accidentally that are in a 5g right now. I've had them since November 2017 and I've...
  14. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    The Chicago Ornamental Shrimp Society will be having its next event on Sunday, Jan 7th. We will also be having a HUGE Giveaway Raffle and a presentation on Caridina Shrimp Care. If you live near Chicago then come check out COSS on facebook or our website...
  15. Illinois
    The Chicago Ornamental Shrimp Society will be having its next event on Sunday, Jan 7th. We will also be having a HUGE Giveaway Raffle and a presentation on Caridina Shrimp Care. If you live near Chicago then come check out COSS on facebook or our website...
  16. Tank Journals
    This is my first tank journal. I finally got some time today to post it so I will be back dating the process. I will be using the Dry Start Method (DSM) Equipment: Tank = Aquatop High Clarity Glass 12G Long (HCA-12G) --- Mr Aqua seems to be the most popular of this type of tanks, I don't know...
  17. For Sale/Trade
    These are my personal shrimp that are bred in straight tap water with no additives. My tap water comes out with a PH of 7.5, TDS 150, KH 11 and the only thing I add is seachem safe as a dechlorinator. I keep my temps from 72f-75f. You will get 1/3" or bigger shrimp in a Kordon breather bag...
  18. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I've been debating for months on what setup I want to use for breeding dwarf ornamental shrimp. Here are some ideas? 1: 20L on metal stand with (5) 2.5gal on bottom shelf for selective breeding All ran with individual sponge filters 2: (2) 15gal on a 48" by 12" metal stand with up to (8)...
  19. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I picked up these shrimp today from my LFS. They were labelled "Navy Blue Caridina". I've been trying to identify what they actually are for a few hours now, but they don't have strong striping like Blue Tigers or Blue Bees should have. Am I just comparing them to much higher grade examples...
  20. For Sale/Trade
    These are my personal shrimp that are bred in straight tap water with no additives. My tap water comes out with a PH of 7.5, TDS 150, KH 11 and the only thing I add is seachem safe as a dechlorinator. I keep my temps from 72f-75f except for the Cardinal's which are at 80f-84f. You will get 1/4"...
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