What Shrimp do you have ?

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  1. Adrian
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    What is the best tank size for shrimp?

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    @Maurice I WANT SOME OF THOSE BLUE ONES!
     
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    Adrian, I won't say there is a perfect size but I do like a 10gal tank, 45*30*30. But anything 2 foot and smaller. Shrimp don't need too much space and there bio load are minimal. You can easily fit 500 shrimp in a 10gal tank. My CRS population are around 230 in their 10gal

    We are moving next weekend and I will be setting up a rack finally, consisting of 12 10gallon tanks for some serious breeding :)

    They will be 3 tanks of 120*45*30 devided in 4, 4 double sponge filters with 1 large canister filter passing through the partitions, so I will be able to move shrimp around in the tank for selective breeding.

    I will open a thread soon on the rack system :)
     
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    I second this man. i also want some blue ones when they become available. i'm also looking for some yellow shrimp (if anyone seeing this has some up for grabs :)
     
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    @Maurice your shrimp looks awesome man
     
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    none but would like some glass ones
     
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    I think you might see some shrimp trying to pass through those partitions, make sure they only allow water thru lol. Awesome shrimp Maurice!


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    Thanks Nate, there is a plan for that yes :)
     
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    Excellent Mauricio, seems all shrimpers are coming out their dairy closet :)

    Rather than my scattered random shrimp posts, I was also going to open up a rack journal at some point and keep this updated with shrimpy gossip and as shrimp become available, so just a tease for now..

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    Taiwan bees - pandas, shadow blue pandas, red wine pandas, blue bolts, black & red king kongs
    Starting package bid ..... ? :)

    Also not for sale at the moment, but getting there quickly..

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    [​IMG] i had 45x30x30 tanks and replaced 2 of them with 4 smaller breeder tanks just dont want the tanks to be to small. I think the less water the easier the water quality can change?

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    Bloody amazing Trevor!

    I had to wipe the drool off my keypad now lol
    If everybody can only understand how valuable these TB's are!

    I love the red King Kongs!!!

    Awesome Adrian! I really like the fact that more people are getting on the bus with shrimp, they aren't difficult to keep if you get the basics right and have stable water conditions

    I also only change 10% water every second week
     
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    Thanks Mauricimo for you comments and encouragement, also stoked at the success and quality of these home bred relatively difficult shrimp. The big plus is I'm breeding these directly so not relying on mischlings, which can be a pain..

    As for water changes, I do the unthinkable and lightly gravel vac my ADA with my water changes, to me it helps circulate and rotate the substrate and remove ammonia build up and the shrimp go nuts...

    Yes also love the RKKs, I started off with equal amounts of tbs in one tank, hand selected from great stock from a highly respected German breeder that featured in the int shrimp champs in Hanover, lol. Managed to mortgage my house in the interim :). In my experience and speaking with the experts, asian stock seems more vulnerable to viral and bacterial infections compared to european stock for some reason..

    I actually started off with less black pandas than the other tbs, but the black genes are evidently more dominant so I've have bred out more pandas and BKK, followed by the red genes with Wine reds and RKKs and then less numbers of Blue shadow pandas and Blue Bolts. I will have to selectively breed these blue colours in the future to up their numbers. I have several black and red extreme king kongs coming along and to my surprise a few blue king kongs have also appeared which is exciting...
     
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    this is awesome information popping up here I love it!!

    what water temps are you guys running at?
     
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    22 to 24C for the bees and other higher grade carid, neos are much more versatile and hardier of course. The young grow faster in higher temps, but the downside being they are more prone to bacterial infections compared to colder water. Without stating the obvious the more sort after colour neos don't breed quite as easily as ordinary cherries, hence the cost..
     
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    very interesting, i have my water currently set to about 23deg and they seem happy, the water has been 18deg to 26odd deg and they survived. but i prefer the 23deg range coz the water-loss is a little less... hasty.
     
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    what the hell are they nomming on?
     
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    @biotopical , I can help you with some nice glass ones. PM me.
     
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    Looks like cucumber :)

    I also keep all my caridinas at 21/22 and neos at 23/24

    Have a good weekend everybody
     
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    Awesome!
     
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    Saw your tanks at Richard's...very nice!! Collected my breeders from him...and I must say I'm very impressed with their build quality!!
     

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