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  1. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hi there! I'm new and have not been able to find my specific topic in the forum, apologies in advance if it already exists! I've got myself a little 4-6 month old cherry shrimp that appears to have lost some of his legs :( I am not sure what happened but my guess is that he tried to molt but...
  2. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I just bought 10 juvenile shrimp from a local guy and i was just wondering if it is normal for juveniles to molt this early after being put in a new tank. Or is it just his dead body? do fish only eat the meat or do they eat the shell as well?
  3. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Okay sorry first time poster, never understood forums myself so please let me know if i'm in the wrong place. I established a 29 G tall fish tank about a month and a half ago. I Used Prime, their new tank solution, and some crushed coral because my PH was rock bottom. substrate was 5 bags of...
  4. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I've have a few(4-5) cherry shrimp die on me lately, and I'm not really sure why. I think it may be a molting issue as I have not seen an exoskeleton in a while. Tank is a well planted Spec V with a Finnex 24/7 and pressurized CO2. It's been running for 2 years now, no issues. Weekly 50% water...
  5. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hello This is my first post, but I already got loads of information on this forum, so already thanks for that! So my story; I had a 5gal tank around from my childhood that I recently filled up again and it has been running now for almost 4 weeks. Water parameters stabilized a while ago and I...
  6. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    My red claw crab has molted numerous times and this time I finally got it out of the tank before it began to disintegrate. I wanted to preserve one as she is getting up there in age and would like to have something to remember her by when she is in the great aquarium in the sky. I just went by...
  7. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I will be setting up a 20 gallon long tank tonight for my crystal red shrimp. I purchased Controsoil and I'm very eager to use it. However, I planned on using Borneowild Humic in the substrate for plant growth and optimal parameters for my shrimp. Controsoil is supposed to maintain a pH in...
  8. Substrate
    I will be setting up a 20 gallon long tank tonight for my crystal red shrimp. I purchased Controsoil and I'm very eager to use it. However, I planned on using Borneowild Humic in the substrate for plant growth and optimal parameters for my shrimp. Controsoil is supposed to maintain a pH in the...
  9. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I just fixed up an emergency as best as I could with my triops granarius (I'm growing triops as well; this invert addiction is getting to me!) The shrimp was upside-down and being gnawed on by another shrimp, but it was still alive, so I moved it to a second container. Upon examination I...
  10. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Tank is well established, probably 90-120 shrimp total...too hard to count the babies lol. I have been losing maybe 1-2 a month to what I assume is natural causes or just weak shrimp...really nothing major. I have found several "half shrimp" in the tank though and have yet to figure out why...
  11. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    My 5/8" red claw crab molted today. Seems to have gone well in under an hour and no missing limbs. She did it on top of part of her temporary perch in one inch of water. (Her old perch leached so many tannins she got afraid to go into the water so I got rid of it and most of the tannins.) The...
  12. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I have a 5/8" red claw crab that I have had for 3 weeks. I've had a lot of tannin issues, which scared the beejesus out of it bc of the color (can't see predators?) that has been getting cleared up. On Sat. I removed the offending mopani wood "tree" that she had been using as a perch and put...
  13. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    So about about a week ago I moved one of my tanks to my office. My Amano took the move pretty well. Hid for a day or two. A few days ago I bought a "Bamboo Shrimp" according to the tank label. I acclimated her and moved her in. She took well and the Amano came out of hiding and everyone is...
  14. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I was watching one of my (ghost) shrimp today, and he seemed to be kind of "waddling" around, like he wasn't stable and then, he stopped, flipped over, and layed on his back. He seemed to be picking at his abdomen with his arms, and kept "kicking" with the tiny "fins" under the rear part of his...
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