Shrimp Overload!

WTFish?

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I’m beginning to think that someone is breaking into my home at night and dumping shrimp into my tank....I feel like 100 more appear each day!
 
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WTFish?

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A close up of the frenzy...
 

Fanatic

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Cool! How big is your tank?
 
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WTFish?

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Fanatic said:
Cool! How big is your tank?
5gallon! Lol, I started with 6 in November.
 

Fanatic

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WTFish? said:
5gallon! Lol, I started with 6 in November.
Well, since shrimp have very small bioloads, you are fine with many.
If you don't want as much, or when they breed too quickly, you could sell some to your LFS.
 
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Fanatic said:
Well, since shrimp have very small bioloads, you are fine with many.
If you don't want as much, or when they breed too quickly, you could sell some to your LFS.
Yes, I’ve called my LFS and will meet with them soon, they sound interested but obviously need to see my set up, water etc. I figure if they can charge 5.99 per shrimp then they can pay me at least 1.50. Lol
 

Mr.Mang09

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I wish I had that problem.
 

phantom

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phantom

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WTFish? said:
I’m beginning to think that someone is breaking into my home at night and dumping shrimp into my tank....I feel like 100 more appear each day!
any tips to start a large colony?
 
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phantom said:
any tips to start a large colony?
Well, this is my first shrimp tank. In the beginning I put in 22, within two weeks I was down to 7! I learned they came from crazy soft water and my water is like 8. I started doing half RO water for a few months with every water change. The 6-7 adults started breeding so I slowly reduced the amount of RO for a few weeks leading up to using only tap again so that the babies will be use to my tap, lost a few more adults but the shrimplets lived, thrived, bred etc...I also started adding bacter ae on around my second or third generation, now they won’t stop. My temp is 78. I feed hikarI crab cuisine, bloodworm pellets, fish flakes (I have ember tetras too) and occasional squash and peas. I don’t have an exact science as it was all trial and error but hope that helps

Sorry for the essay, lol
 

Mop1972

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phantom said:
any tips to start a large colony?
I wish I had your problem it seems like I lose one each day!!
 

Dakotablue

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Nice work! Those look like some happy shrimp.

Are you culling at all to keep up the color line?
 
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WTFish?

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Dakotablue said:
Nice work! Those look like some happy shrimp.

Are you culling at all to keep up the color line?
I’ve given a few away, but not really culling yet, I really should though I suppose.
 

Emil Jóhann

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WTFish? said:
I’m beginning to think that someone is breaking into my home at night and dumping shrimp into my tank....I feel like 100 more appear each day!
I love shrimps. I have a few in my salwater tank. I have keept blue tiger shrimp. They can adapt very quickly. I wish when I still had my freshwater shrimps that they would show color like yours are, pretty and healthy. Instead mines where gray-ish. How do you keep shrimps colorful.
 
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Emil Jóhann said:
I love shrimps. I have a few in my salwater tank. I have keept blue tiger shrimp. They can adapt very quickly. I wish when I still had my freshwater shrimps that they would show color like yours are, pretty and healthy. Instead mines where gray-ish. How do you keep shrimps colorful.
I’m so sorry I just saw this! And idk, they just keep their color so far, fingers crossed.
 

hoangjohnnguyen

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Are you willing to sell some rcs?
 

zetvi

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that's a lot of shrimp!
 

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