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    How many shrimp to start a colony?

    Where are you? I have ordered online from well known sites and had so-so luck with shrimp health. I think the mailing trip was a bit stressful. I have also found some locally on Craigslist and at lfs that were very hearty. 15 is plenty to start a colony but what is the size of the aquarium?
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    Cherry Shrimp Tank pH at 8.2

    I cannot see well enough, is the substrate like the shrimp stratum pellets or is it gravel?
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    Siphon for Tadpole Tanks

    that would be for targeted methodical waste removal, maybe use a cup for a larger water change
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    Siphon for Tadpole Tanks

    I would use something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Marina-Betta-Waste-Remover-Aquarium/dp/B00AE2GA94 Or for a bit more quality and price: https://www.amazon.com/OXO-Grips-Turkey-Baster-Black/dp/B01NCP217S/ref=mp_s_a_1_12?dchild=1&keywords=turkey+baster&qid=1591669597&sr=8-12
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    Do guppies eat ostracods?

    The little tiny dots that swim around eating the extra food. They're also called seed shrimp.
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    Do guppies eat ostracods?

    I keep seeing the guppies chase and gobble an ostracod but then spit it out. Is it not on the menu?
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    Uv sterilizer light

    Inspector413, what cool creature is in your picture?!
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    Finally... my first berried Cherry Shrimp

    Does the "mustache" have a clear edge or is it fuzzy speckled edged? I ask because Ive had vorticella pop up out of nowhere as in nothing new to the tank(treated it with no planaria). I would sometimes have to do a double take at the lower sliver under the rostrum that is a parallel and can...
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    Uv sterilizer light

    I've read on forums (nothing official) that uv light can kill beneficial bacteria but people have also recommended it for shrimp with bacterial infections.
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    How often/much to change water with cherry shrimp

    Mine always fly and jump around the tank when I do a change, even a tiny one like 5% or less when sucking out debris like food, molts or leaf litter. Maybe I mistake their agitation for enjoyment.
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    3 egg molts in two weeks

    I didn't realize this existed! I've been under a rock or something. I'm going to order one now to have for next time.
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    3 egg molts in two weeks

    No, I'm intimidated to make an egg tumbler but I will try one if my sky blue sheds hers. I wish someone would sell one online. I've seen a nice one on youtube that bounced them just like a shrimp mom but I'm not so handy. I will chalk it up to a trio of young moms then.
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    3 egg molts in two weeks

    In one tank I've found 3 molts with eggs attached in the past two weeks. The molts only have a few eggs so maybe some stayed on? Is this just young moms or does it point to something off? There have been only two changes: 1. I added a heater and 2. My 7 yr old was in charge of feeding them a few...
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    Cherry Shrimp ID

    It looks like a cute little lobster
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    Cherry Shrimp ID

    I think this is more of a fire where the shell is solid red.
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