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Old 01-11-2008, 04:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I think I had another female drop some babies in the last couple of days. I have quite a few shrimplets foraging around the tank now. Here is the best I can do on a pic of the little guys




You may need to go to my photo page at Flickr and click on a bigger size pic, these little dudes are tiny!

For SWOAPE members, I added a pic of a pregnant Tiger shrimp and also a pic of a small Blue Pearl in the Shrimp and Inverts forum at http://swoape.wikidot.com/

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Old 01-11-2008, 05:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
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That little guy is so cute. I'd love to go see a bigger version but I don't know how to find you or your pxs. I'll just have to wait til they get bigger!



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Tex Gal, I edited the above post for you...you can go check out my Flickr page now. Feel free to leave comments if you would like
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That was a real joy! How lucky you are to have all those types of shrimp. I think my favorites are the yellow, green, crystals, and cherries... but wait.... I like them all......

With all those shrimp I am shocked that you had such a hard time with the Crystals.. Someday I want to have them... but if an expert like you has trouble I'm not sure I'll be able to do it. I just started with my first shrimp tank. I have cherries. Have yet to see any babies. It's only been 2 months.



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The only thing I am an expert at is loosing shrimp at this point I've lost quite a few over the past year, mostly babies, and hopefully things are turning around for me now.

Like a knucklehead, I took all of the above pics with my regular lens on the camera instead of the macro lens. Now I'm gonna have to try again with the macro and see if I have any better luck
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I'm just a beginner at this photo stuff. I downloaded instructions for my camera and can do a lot of things. Unfortunately I don't even know the photo vocabulary so when it tells me to adjust the (fill in own word) I don't know what or why or how much! I think your pxs are pretty amazing!

So since you have been through the trial and error period is there any thing in specific I should watch out for being new to shrimp care and raising? I am dosing EI lightly, have DIY CO2. While I have read that people don't like to dose their shrimp tanks I see all these fabulous planted tanks that are drop dead gorgeous and are dosed regularly and they have shrimp. If you have any ideas for me to watch out for I'd appreciate the heads up.



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So since you have been through the trial and error period is there any thing in specific I should watch out for being new to shrimp care and raising? I am dosing EI lightly, have DIY CO2. While I have read that people don't like to dose their shrimp tanks I see all these fabulous planted tanks that are drop dead gorgeous and are dosed regularly and they have shrimp. If you have any ideas for me to watch out for I'd appreciate the heads up.
Thanks for the compliment on the pics but I have a lot to learn there too.

I've never had issues with my Amanos or Cherries when I kept them in my planted tanks. I've dosed EI heavily (1/2tsp KNO3, 1/8tsp of KH2PO4, and 15ml of CSM+B 3x a week) and kept high levels of CO2 without any issues with those two shrimp species. I've even kept Apistogramma species, Tetras and German Blue Rams with my shrimp. I've had Cherries breed heavily in the above conditions and even had pregnant Amanos.

My issues seem to have started when I tried to "breed" my shrimp. With no fish in my shrimp tanks, there are no predators for controlling the Planaria. I probably overfed my shrimp initially and created my Planaria problem. I don't fertilize my Shrimp tanks at all and do water changes based on TDS levels in the tanks. So far so good on the shrimp I guess. I'm finally getting babies and if they continue breeding and growing I will assume Planaria have been my problem all along.
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Deciding how much to feed is hard for me. Since I have gotten pygmy rasboras for the tank, it's much less of an issue. I figure they will eat up a lot of it. I only have a few shrimp 10 or so in there so it's hard to know how much they will eat.

Thanks for all the help. Love your shrimp!



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