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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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    Hardy Shrimp for Newly Cycled Tank

    I was told ghost shrimp were the toughest but others say they are weak due to poor feeder quality. My two have been my toughest and get along well with cherries and guppies. Personally, I think watching their long legs and pinchers searching around every grain of substrate is more fun than...
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    Cherry shrimp dropped eggs

    Wow, thank you so much for the very helpful information! That explains what happened and I guess they really are both female ghosts. They look so identical and I assumed both would randomly saddle but I was starting to wonder if it was just the one. Boy/girl neos are much easier to tell the...
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    Cherry shrimp dropped eggs

    Im very new to this too op. I just have to ask the pros, isnt it possible for a shrimps saddle to fall and appear as eggs for a day or two before dropping unfertilized? I ask because i have two ghosts (I'm pretty sure two females) in a 2.6 g with neos (this is the smallest of my 3 tanks)...
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    Bacter AE feeding questions.

    You could put it on a sunken almond or catapa leaf so you can suck up leftovers easily the next day.
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    Dwarf Hair Grass (Eleocharis Parvula) in dirt substrate with no CO2?

    Wow! I am closer to your top pic. No where near your beautiful co2 picture. I planted it a bit over 3 months ago and it has started to fill in places I was meaning to keep open (substrate only) to view shrimp so there is definitely brand new growth. My only caution is that I trimmed my grass and...
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    Dwarf Hair Grass (Eleocharis Parvula) in dirt substrate with no CO2?

    I have exactly that grass in my 5 gallon. Its the only tank I have with no filter or fertilizers. Ive never used co2 in this tank. Its almost as simple as can be except I have a nice light on it. This grass will pearl almost daily for quite a bit. There are little bubbles that form at the top...
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    Quarantine this shrimp?

    I was just cleaning the tank with a baster and sucked up a big molt. It was her molt with that thing poking out on the molt. She is in the tank now free from anything poking out!! She won't get caught every second as she navigates the tank. I'm glad she won't be bothered by that anymore but I'm...
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    Quarantine this shrimp?

    I transferred her to the 5 gallon on 11/22 and her babies (they hatched last friday) will stay in this tank. She is still kicking! I was hoping that piece poking out would slough off with a postpartum molt but its probably too thick and connected to fall off.
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    Quarantine this shrimp?

    No, I moved her when I first posted. I acclimated her for over a day mostly because I was unsure if she should stay quarantined but I have not noticed any other shrimp in this tank showing any shell damage so I think it must have been a physical injury.
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    Quarantine this shrimp?

    Update: This shrimp is still kicking and berried. She has not gone very far from the bottom of the tank which is frustrating because she always has to fight past the grasses when stuck by her shell piece. If she would at least rest on a rock or the other plants i think she'd be more comfortable...
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    Keeping cherry shrimp?

    I have three shrimp tanks (2.5, 5 and 10). My 2.5 (fluval spec 3) does well and shrimp multiply in it like the other tanks. I would not start out with more than 3-5 neos in there though, the numbers will quickly go up. It has an amazing filter on it and water changes are very easy when you have...
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    Are red cherry shrimps hardier than other color???

    In my very limited experience the red are hardiest to survive and have way more eggs when pregnant. I prefer virtually every other color but i have mostly red. I know people get down on wild types but those seem more aesthetically pleasing to me than the red shrimp.




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