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Caridina Sp. 'green'
March 8, 2009
8:16 pm
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Matt
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I was in the only shop for miles around that sells frozen bloodworm yesterday and my other half decided she wanted a small tank in the bedroom. /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" /> The only fish suitable were some knackered Boraras maculatus so we ended up with 2 pairs (I think) of these shrimp. She is now worried as they haven't been very active at all since being added to their new home. I'm no expert on shrimp so any ideas chaps? The water is medium hard with a pH around 7.5 which should be alright for them I think? Couple of pics for luck.

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Cake or death?
March 9, 2009
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nice shrimps, I have some greens aswell and 1 female fully berried up /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" /> My water is 7-7.2 and the crs are breeding now, Caridina blues, red cherries, orange/yellows and snowball/pearls are all breeding well /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />) Greens only been in since thursday but i have high hopes for them too. PH should be fine but if you dont have much sucess try lowing it a little bit. Plenty of foliage and driftwood will go down a treat, will make them feel safe and happy /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />
My shrimps can sit around alot but they are pretty active most of the time picking away at algae and detritis /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

Good luck and keep us posted /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

March 9, 2009
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nice shrimp. looks like neo 'sp' babaulti (spelling).
the water should be fine, very similar to mine and they are breeding well.
they may take time to settle in, mine were very quiet when i first got them but are now racing round the tank, i think more active than some shrimps.

March 9, 2009
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Ok thanks guys I'll just keep an eye on them then. /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" /> Will update soon.

Something else just occured to me; could they be too cold? There's no heater in the tank and ambient temp is about 22°C atm. What do you think?

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March 9, 2009
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hmm, if they are indeed Caridina cf. babaulti, then probably a few degrees to cool. although mine are in a tank that often drops to 22C ish, so just keep an eye on them for now, once settled, see how they are.

March 9, 2009
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Ok Keith will do cheers.

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March 9, 2009
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temp will be fine, mine are breeding in unheated and heated tanks, the unheated dropped to as low as about 12c when my heating house broke but still survived. Unheated sitting at about 20c as i type and breeding like mad so i'd guess these will be ok aswell /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

My crystal reds didnt breed in the unheated but i put some in the heated tanks and i have shrimplets now, temp about 24c /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

March 15, 2009
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QUOTE (Richy @ Mar 9 2009, 06:42 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
temp will be fine, mine are breeding in unheated and heated tanks, the unheated dropped to as low as about 12c when my heating house broke but still survived. Unheated sitting at about 20c as i type and breeding like mad so i'd guess these will be ok aswell /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

My crystal reds didnt breed in the unheated but i put some in the heated tanks and i have shrimplets now, temp about 24c /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />


CLEVER DICK,lol. /angry.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":angry:" border="0" alt="angry.gif" /> /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

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