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  1. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Background I am having this 5 gallon tank for around 2 years, heavily planted, no CO2, inert substrate. RCS have been thriving in there, population grew from 10 to over 70. A few fish in there too. Normally I do 20-40% weekly water change and have never missed any. What happened However since...
  2. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Can anyone help identify the sex of these RCS?
  3. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hello! This is my first post here, but i have been lurking for a few years finding answers to my questions about everything i have wondered for my 54L (14gal) tank during these years. That being said, i now have a pretty spesific question that i think i need a post for myself to get answers to...
  4. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hey all, I started with 3 RCS and now I have about 40-50 in my 15 gallon. All my parameters are great. Temp is 76-80 degrees and never changes. I add little water to the tank weekly because I have no lid so a lot of the water evaporates. All my shrimp look super red and are healthy. I'm on my...
  5. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Last week I started a 3.4 gallon shrimp tank. It contains X'mas moss tied onto coconut shell and another plant (I forget the name). There are: 2 x Otto fish 2 x Neon Tetra (mini) 12 RCS (Surviving ones, initially there were 20 but, some died the first few days when I established the tank)...
  6. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hey guys, recently I got a shipment of 46 (40 regular order) of these shrimps. I have found 5 deaths already and tested my paramters. 0 nitrates, ammonia, and nitrites alone with a 6.6 ph. I got them shipped to me on Thursday which was 3ish days ago and all the shrimps are big adult sized but no...
  7. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Has anyone created a colony using shrimp from multiple LFS? Thus, Adding a lot of variety to the gene pool. Is it a good idea?
  8. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    is it safe to put rcs in a miracle gro dirted tank
  9. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I decided to start this little thread for people to share any dumb thing (or problem) they have run into when keeping shrimp! Here is my story: I set up a new shrimp tank about 3 months ago. I let the tank cycle for two months and even added a couple mystery snails to help out. I planted some...
  10. Planted Nano Tanks
    Picked up a new in box Spec ii last night off craigslist. Not a bad find for the $ i don't think. First nano tank and first post in this section of the forum :o Looking forward to the journey on this one. got it setup last night: Scooped water out of the 55g to fill. Pulled a small...
  11. WTB/RAOK
    Instead of buying from outside website I wanna try my luck here. Looking for 15+ rcs for around 24 shipped. Plz pm me. Any recommendations will be greatly appreciated. edit: thank you all i have found a seller
  12. WTB/RAOK
    Hello All, Does anyone have some fire red cherry shrimps to sell or give away? Please send me PM. - Igor
  13. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I have a 20 long set up with guppies, platies, 2 otos, 1 pygmy cory and RCS. I have bamboo tubes, cholla wood, moss, plenty of floating plants as well as various stem plants….i.e. lots of hiding places. I would see shrimp here and there- I can’t really get a good look inside the cholla wood but...
  14. Plants
    I got some variety of mosses and I'm trying to make a moss carpet. But I was wondering what is the fastest way or the technique to grow them faster?
  15. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Somewhat new to this forum and still trying to figure out how to post things so I hope this works. I am about to setup my dream tank and I want to do everything perfect I have two planted 55 gallon tanks and I just ordered a72 gallon Aqueon bow front in one of my tanks I have a black ghost knife...
  16. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    So I planted my 46 gallon bowfront a week ago. 70% of the substrate is planted. I used crypts, java fern, hygrophila corymbosa compact, hydroctyle leucocephala, bacopa carolina, dwarf sag, jungle vallisneria, and large amount of ludwigia palistris. I plan on adding another form of hygro...
  17. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I was doing a w/c on my OEBT/Red 10G tank yesterday and realized that I already have two different groups of PFR/RCS/Sakura shrimplets! One group of at least 6 were born last Wednesday (I think), and are clearly red tinged (< 1/8"). Then, I found a bunch of shrimpies that are extremely tiny...
  18. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Ok so I have a 20 gallon long tank (just upgraded yippee!) and a couple red plants that have the potential (and I want) to be REALLY red. I have a Coralife 30inch T5HO and a live stock of cherries and threadfins. Right now I have and am dosing Flourish Iron about 1ml about 2-3 times a week. I...
  19. Tank Journals
    Hey Everyone! So this tank has been up and running for several months now but a number of factors caused me to rethink my plans :) So a few weeks ago I had to leave town for work and it was a full 8 days before I saw my aquarium again. Unfortunate timing because I had some plants...
  20. Swap n Shop Archived Posts
    My RCS are breeding like crazy and i need to cull the bunch. They'll come in a range of sizes, minimum size is 1/4". Going for $1 each or 25 for $20 pick up only! Local pick up Only in Southern Cali (Carson 9am-11am/10pm-12pm or Marina Del Rey 12pm-9pm) Tues-Sat
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