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Hello TPT,

I've recently relocated to the Pacific Northwest, and I've scaled down my operation to focus more on invertebrates. (ABSOLUTELY NO MORE LIVEBEARERS!) I used to do a lot more selling, but now I've become enamored with just breeding challenging shrimp species/varieties and keeping a wide variety of invertebrates in my collection. I like to try to photograph my livestock from time to time, so I created this thread to post them.

I'm currently running 16 tanks of various sizes and keeping/breeding:

Tylomelania snails
Cardinal shrimp (Caridina dennerli)
Sulawesi "granite" shrimp (Caridina sarasinorum..?)
Caridina sulawesi
Several varieties of Taiwan Bees (Caridina cantonensis)
Several varieties of CRS and CBS (Caridina cantonensis)
Orange Eye Blue Tiger shrimp (Caridina cantonensis)
Orange Eye Royal Blue Tiger shrimp (Caridina cantonensis)
Blue Bee shrimp (Paracaridina sp.)
Blue Diamond shrimp (Neocaridina davidii)
Two empty tanks.....what's next???

TAIWAN BEE AND HYBRID CRS/CBS TANK



CARIDINA DENNERLI & POSO ORANGE TYLOMELANIA



WHITE SPOTTED TYLOMELANIA



POSO ORANGE TYLOMELANIA



CARIDINA SARASINORUM (MAYBE?)



PANDA TAIWAN BEE



ROYAL BLUE TIGER



BLUE DIAMOND NEOCARIDINA

 

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Those Blue Diamonds are awesome. I recently got some myself.

Have you successfully bred them yet.
Yes, I have a ton of babies right now.
 

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I like the bushes of riccia the taiwan bee tank. Do you inject CO2 into that tank?
Thanks. The riccia takes some maintenance to keep it attached. About every 2 months I have to trim it back.

No CO2. I just dose with Excel three times per week. All of the plants are thriving in that tank.
 

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Thanks. The riccia takes some maintenance to keep it attached. About every 2 months I have to trim it back.

No CO2. I just dose with Excel three times per week. All of the plants are thriving in that tank.
Oh cool. Do you dose at full strength? I thought taiwans and crystals were sensitive to Excel.
 

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Oh cool. Do you dose at full strength? I thought taiwans and crystals were sensitive to Excel.
Yes, normal strength, every other day.

Some people swear it kills their shrimp, but I have had no issues with any kind of shrimp and Excel. In fact, I have overdosed in tanks with Taiwan Bees to kill algae with no problems.

In my experience, if you overdose for too many days, it is more likely to your moss than your shrimp.
 
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