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Originally posted on my blog:
http://crystalredshrimp-yoyo.blogspot.com/
Check out my blog or my album for more pictures :angel:

This is my "No.1 Tank" in breeding Pure Line Crystal Red Shrimp. In Chinese/Japanese, it's called 第一水槽. As you can see from the picture, it's very simple set up:
  • 10 Gallon Aquarium
  • Sponge Filter
  • Flora Base Substrate
  • Double bulb T5 Light
It's a simple set up, but the system in the this tank is very healthy, strong and steady. The algae growing in the tank is all green, and it's been consistent.

When you breed high grade crystal red shrimps, you want to have at least 2 tanks that you can do selective breeding. You can find from my old post, I talked about Selective Breeding -- Nakajima Breeding Technique. Here I am going to introduce another way of selective breeding.

This is my No.1 Tank, I also have a No.2 Tank, for my Pure Line Crystal Red Shrimps. No.1 tank would house my top top quality Pure Line Shrimps. I selected out and started with some Most beautiful Males and Females. They live and breed in the tank, and F1, Or F2s will also live and grow up in the tank. As the F1 growing bigger, every morning, I turn on the light, I will spend at least 10 minutes checking individual shrimps. Anyone that's not meeting my expectation will be moving to the No.2 Tank. This is the most simple way to select out the most beautiful shrimps. Light off, then lights on, shrimps stay the same solid beautiful color are keepers. It's always the best shrimps living in my No.1 Tank. It's a ongoing selective breeding process, and the new generations will be nicer and nicer.

I expand my No1 Pure Line Tank:
May 24, 2014
About new tank:

4 feet long tankwith


eheim 2217 canister filter, I will add in sponge filter later


2 bulb 48'' T5 HO fluorescent light


Fluval Stratum

Shrimps are so happy. They can keep swimming and swimming for a long time, until they reach the other end.





http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-e-7qHL0dpLU/U4D2r7CajpI/AAAAAAAAC0s/t5emuntP7ps/s1600/DSCN7830.JPG

It's too big, and looks so empty now. Well, soon, it would be filled up:) HAHA.




No. 1 Tank Pure Line Crystal Red Shrimp Update June 14, 2014

Sponge Filter:

I added in 2 big sponge filters to my big 4 feet pure line crystal red shrimps tank. They are so happy and love the extra bubbles, and oxygen.


Plant:

For plants, I added in 2 pieces of moss mat. I am still not sure what type of moss it is. Help me identify it after it grows and spreads.


Big Papa and teens sharing food. So sweet!


Driftwood:
I choose to go with something simple, a spider wood. I have soak it in another matured tank for about a week, and there are white bacteria film on the wood, and shrimps enjoy the treat a lot :)


Shrimps all over drift wood.
Crystal red shrimps red and white color really make everything, every scene look beautiful.


Young Mama is playing with a "snow ball" ^.^


A Red Sox Mama




 

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Awesome looking shrimp. Is that algae on the substrate?
That's moss on the substrate. But I am not sure what type of moss, and not sure how they came to my tank either. They grow flat, carpeting. I like it very much.

Green color on the glass are algae. If your tank showing good algae growing, especially this green color kind, shrimps are mostly doing very well. :icon_wink
 

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Great looking shrimps dreamer
Are some of these picture close enough?
The shell are pretty solid and even color, and most shrimps has colored legs. My big Mama's leg I like the best, almost 50% colored, and it's red color and white dotted.
 

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Would you sell any of that moss ? In about two months I am starting a new 10g
and I would like to use it in there.
Awesome color on those BTW...
 

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i must say i like that red. i have never been a red fan be it fish or shrimp but the prl sure have such a pure red. not like the slight orangeish tint crs do. i might end up converted to a red shrimp lover yet lol
 

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Beautiful shrimp dreamer! Great photos as well! You ever get anywhere with your "red socks" line? Great seeing you pumping out some quality!:icon_wink
 

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Dreamer, I have to say, I love these shrimp. I was REALLY tempted to buy some when I was in the shop the other day, THEY LOOK GREAT!

Maybe soon I'll set up a tank for PRLs but I don't want to mix them with my CRS.

Such lovely shrimp!
Are you with the plant swap group? Look forward seeing you again!
 
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