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  1. Kathryn Crook

    My 20 Gallon Long

    Maybe with small fish. Their babies are quite small as you would expect so, again, if you want a nice colony, probably best not too. These crays can be aggressive towards each other though without enough hides and space and spread out food.
  2. Kathryn Crook

    10 Gallon Tank New 10g Planted Tank

    Yeah, depending on your betta, it could be hard to build a good colony of shrimp if the betta is aggressive. But with heavy planting, they can work together. You just likely wont get a huge colony fast. But the betta may stay well fed on shrimp baby cracklins! Lol
  3. Kathryn Crook

    My 20 Gallon Long

    The CPO mini crays are really neat! They dont get as big or aggressive as the other crays and they are very showy and extroverted. Im hooked!
  4. Kathryn Crook

    Tips For Crashed Cycle

    So, in that sense, if you are building a new tank and its fishless, you should not add prime because its actually interrupting your cycle?
  5. Kathryn Crook

    10 Gallon Tank New 10g Planted Tank

    Your tank is made to try cherry shrimp! They are the tanks of the shrimp world, and unlike amanos, they breed in fresh water and make great cleaners...fun to watch too. But I’m biased. I have them and adore them,
  6. Kathryn Crook

    Help Looking For A Good Foreground Plant For Low Tech Nano Tank

    You could try monte carlo as a carpet plant. Its slow growinf without CO2 but pretty hardy with a good substrate or root tabs. I have shrimp too and love this plant. I just trimmed it back a bit in this pic.
  7. Kathryn Crook

    Tips For Crashed Cycle

    Prime locks up ammonia for a couple days but doesnt effect the test readings from my understanding. Its meant as an emergency fix (among other uses) until a water change can be done.
  8. Kathryn Crook

    I Give Up! Ammonia Issue

    You are right! That is crazy! If you didnt have the fish, I would recommend no water changes. I doubt you have a place to temp home the parrot till your tank cycles through?BUT! If your ammonia doesnt change even with water changes? Why bother? Maybe stop stressing the ammonia and just do...
  9. Kathryn Crook

    I Give Up! Ammonia Issue

    Hmm...with off the chart ammonia, you should also have off the chart nitrates I think with a cycled tank? It just sounds completely uncycled. Some nitrites should be there too maybe? Try some Tetra safe start or equivalent to jump start your cycle. The tank is very new after all, it cant hurt.
  10. Kathryn Crook

    I Give Up! Ammonia Issue

    Have you also tested your nitrite and nitrate levels? I am curious what those readings are.
  11. Kathryn Crook

    Water Change Percentage, Be Honest!

    I do shrimp, crays and snails so I only change 10% maybe once or twice a month. Those small pooping critters have their advantages! Hehe
  12. Kathryn Crook

    20 Gallon Long Lid?

    Did you find it didnt quite fit tho? I have the same one and its about an inch short at the front.
  13. Kathryn Crook

    My 20 Gallon Long

    Beautiful! I just rescaped my 20 gallon long. Its for CPO crays and shrimp (they are in a temp tote till this tank is ready) I really like your jungle look. Not too overgrown and very nice to show off your fish!
  14. Kathryn Crook

    Take A Fish Pic Right Now!

  15. Kathryn Crook

    20 Gallon Tank Gotta Redo It!

    Thanks, thats a help. Yes, its been a struggle. I thought I had built a beautiful tank for neo shrimp and they mostly all died off, not due to cycles or any of that, but for unexplained reasons. I messed up somewhere, I dont know how because I have a beautiful red neo colony in a separate...
  16. Kathryn Crook

    20 Gallon Tank Gotta Redo It!

    Without going into details about why it needs a redoing (getting unexplained deaths not due to water quality), I am going to completely break down my tank, and redo it. New substrate, new rock, same plants and DW. I am planning on making a temp tank out of a tote. Can anyone give me the...
  17. Kathryn Crook

    20 Gallon Tank What Is This?

    NOT FUNNY! /cry! Lol. Baby crays and a water spider! (Crab) hehe.
  18. Kathryn Crook

    20 Gallon Tank What Is This?

    Blue dream shrimp, dwarf crays, thai micro crabs, an ancient mystery snail and one new blue ramshorn snail, hehe.
  19. Kathryn Crook

    20 Gallon Tank What Is This?

    Same exact ones! Yes Richie! The ones on the left. I cant tell by the oneson the right.
  20. Kathryn Crook

    20 Gallon Tank What Is This?

    . Thanks Richie! I dont have a good enough camera to get a better look. So, garsh! Still not sure. Likely a seed shrimp variety.




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