Hello ! pretty new to Cherry Shrimp ,what are the necessary foods and minerals they require and need on a daily basis to be happy and healthy ?
all that fairly easy.I can offer a little information, but am not an expert- my son tried cherries, but my city water was not good for them.
they will need calcium, the help their moulting- you can acheive this by adding cuttlebone to the filter, or using a liquid suppliment. Spinache, lettuce, zucchinnI are also good sources of essential nutrients.
Water temperature is good at about 78
Java moss, hornwort are great plants that provide shelter, and biofilm to shrimplets.
That's about all I recall from our attempt. I'll let someone moreknowledgable fill in the rest
what your saying about overfeeding ,it coukld lead to ruining the water.Hi!
I've bought my cherries all sorts of special shrimp foods over time. They all claim to 'contain all that's necessary for healthy shrimp....' etc. I think it's down to preference, mine really love algae wafers but are not so fussed about the, much more expensive, Tetra CrustaMenu.
A small amount of fresh, boiled vegetables is good too every now and again.
The key is Not Too Much-every other day feeding is fine, unless you have a really big colony. Overfeeding just leads to all sorts of problems.
Hope that helps a bit!
tablets ? calcium or someting for humans.thank you ,I understand
what your saying about overfeeding ,it could lead to ppossibly ruining the water.
is it a good idea to keep ramshorn snails in a RCS tank can they harm baby shrimp ?
Have you tried algae wafers? Also do you have other tanks? I take plants out of my other tanks and let the clean them up.
Ok. How many shrimp would you advise to start off in this tank? I know that they will reproduce a lot and start a colony.2hrs is plenty once you've got them feeding and as long as they are on the food leave it, I now leave it in all night and its normally gone by morning
I was going to go to the store and pick them out myself so I'll be sure to grab males and females.richiep will probably give you a better answer, but I've been told around 10 if you want a better chance for both males and females. However I have also been told that 2-3 COULD work assuming I did happen to get both males and females.
For breeding, I don't think its super duper easy, for some its as simple as throwing them into the tank but generally you want the right parameters, stable ones, good food source, etc.
Oh. Ok. Then I better hope I choose right . I'll use the force I think I might go with ~5 shrimp.If they are young as I no doubt they will be it will be difficult to pick them out,
As far as I know, that generally is easier with adults but if they are younger or really young, it'll be harder to tell.I was going to go to the store and pick them out myself so I'll be sure to grab males and females.
Ok. THanks!The chances of picking all the same are slim, on saying that I ordered 10 super red crystal and all of them turned out to me male,