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Discussion in 'Shrimp and Invertz' started by alex08, Feb 17, 2014.
Hi alex08, Now that is cute Congrats on the baby shrimp
I recently discovered I had an over load "Phosphate" in my tank water and I believe this was the cause of my shrimps not breeding/fry surviving, I have fixed the problem and finally I can see very small fry swimming around.
I also give standard shrimp and fish foods ground fine for the Shrimp fry.
Very nice pics !
And loads of questions
- Is the tank still low-tech with Snow White inside?
- What kind of water do you use?
- What about the filtering system on that tank?
(Just asking because it seems Caridina don't breed well in low-tanks. So your example brings optimism
Yes, the tank is still low tech.
I use only tap water, with a ph of 7,2 and kh of 8-10. The adults are ok, i'm more worried about the babies. Adding minerals and Catappa leaves from time to time seems to help.
For filtration i use a HOB filter.
Hi Alex, Love the snow whites
We will have to stop meeting like this, big red is checking on us again.
Although winter has passed, i'm still thinking of snow.
Hi Alex, Will the white & reds shrimp breed together??
No chance, Snow Whites are Caridinas and Sakuras are Neocaridinas.
Hi Alex, Thank you
I'll have to move the Snow Whites to Jelly Island, where my kh is lower. I think i've lost the babies the second time.
Hi Alex, Sorry to hear about the shrimp loss Lets hope they will be ok in Jelly island
I won't give up so easy. I'm planning on trying some peat bags in the filter to see if it'll lower my hardness..
Hi Alex, Peat bags great idea Superb photo of the snow white They have so much character
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