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Re: The Shrimp Tank

Post by piker » Fri Nov 15, 2019 20:28 pm

As Si says dont over do the bacter ae.
I use it once a week,I make a mix in some tankwater,1/3 scoop of bacter ae and 1/2 scoop of spirulina powder.I turn the filter off for 20 mins and pour it all around the tank give it time to settle.
Think of it more as a biofilm food than a shrimp food.
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Post by jacksdad » Sun Dec 01, 2019 21:10 pm

Quick update: Found a dead shrimp a few days ago, first definite loss :(
Then today spotted this one :

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Post by jacksdad » Sun Dec 01, 2019 21:39 pm

Just spotted another berried one, pics didn't come out very well though :)

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Post by Hanlou » Sun Dec 01, 2019 21:51 pm

Sorry for your loss - but double congrats - looks like you’re going to have lots more soon! :) xx

Really looking forward to getting mine now! :D
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Post by jacksdad » Sun Dec 01, 2019 23:27 pm

I'm really pleased to have them breeding so soon after getting them, 2 out of 10 must be good going! Plus the 6 Ramshorn snails have been having fun, must be 30 babies in there as well :)
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Post by plankton » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:21 am

Just make sure they have a calcium boost for moulting when they drop the babies. ;)
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Post by Annie » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:42 am

Aw sorry about your loss

Fingers crossed all will go well with the eggs 🤞🏻 Keep us posted !

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Post by jacksdad » Mon Dec 02, 2019 18:32 pm

I've been adding a pinch of ground eggshell every few days, feeding them shrimp wafers, and adding the Bacter AE, but tiny doses as advised.
They are moulting well, as far as I can tell, found about 6 moulted shells in the last few weeks. What's the best temperature for the tank ? Its has the shrimp and 12 neon tetras and Ramshorn snails...loads of baby ones now!

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Post by plankton » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:29 am

I'd say around 22C is about right, I don't think the shrimp will want it much warmer than that, the neons will be happy at that.

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Post by jacksdad » Tue Dec 03, 2019 13:30 pm

Ok thanks, looks like the tests are all bang on: temperature 22.4 deg C, ph 6.8, GH4, KH 0, nitrate 5-10, TDS100
I do a 10% water change every 3 days or so and have swapped the internal filter for a air/sponge one :)
Is the Bacter AE and fish food and shrimp flakes all the babies will need?

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