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Feeding time

Postby James 3200 » Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:45 am

Find this so amusing to watch so thought i would share

Notice the lack of ottos and fish, the shrimps don't let them near their food :)
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Postby krekra » Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:49 am

Ah how cool. Feeding time at shrimp camp :lol:

And look at how lush that tank is looking :shock:

BTW what are you feeding the shrimp??
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Postby Tigerhair » Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:01 am

It looks wonderful James. They really are characters, aren't they!?
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Postby James 3200 » Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:01 am

Thanks K

They have to get to it quick, as the bigger amanos will swim off with the granules, try to anyway as most of the time they can hardly swim with it lol

I feed them these around twice per week, seems to do the trick as they are breeding like mad. Started with 5 around 6 months ago, at least 10 times that many now :)
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Postby Apistogramma » Sun Jun 24, 2007 12:23 pm

James 3200 wrote:Thanks K

They have to get to it quick, as the bigger amanos will swim off with the granules, try to anyway as most of the time they can hardly swim with it lol

I feed them these around twice per week, seems to do the trick as they are breeding like mad. Started with 5 around 6 months ago, at least 10 times that many now :)


Wow! Exponential growth, what happens when you've got too many?
What plant is that carpeting the base of the tank!?
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Postby James 3200 » Sun Jun 24, 2007 12:55 pm

Cheers,

Well it is getting crowded in there at the moment, and they have started to cause a little damage to the carpet by uprooting sections, but i can live with that. I just move them over to my nano as you can never have too many :)

The plant is called Hemianthus callitrichoides aka HC, likes lots of light and nutrients
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Postby Apistogramma » Sun Jun 24, 2007 1:10 pm

How much light is lots of light?
Actually is there anything else I can get that will carpet a tank?
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Postby James 3200 » Sun Jun 24, 2007 1:21 pm

Your looking at around + 2wpg, 3 would be much better

Glossostigma elatinoides is another great carpeting plant, again you need high light for the plant to grow out rather than up.

Echinodorus tenellus
Eleocharis acicularis
Hemianthus micranthemoides
Lilaeopsis brasiliensis
Marsilea hirsuta

Are popular foreground plants that can carpet with low light, but they will need a good substrate and/or fertilisers in the water column.

Must get plant profiles sorted for the plant forum..

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Postby Apistogramma » Sun Jun 24, 2007 1:28 pm

Thank you! I will look out for some of the less light crazy plants... :D
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Postby Charlie » Sun Jun 24, 2007 2:35 pm

Those shrimps are great, i have 3 in my tank, and they have great characters.. Love the carpet too..
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Postby Carylnz » Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:23 pm

Love the shrimps and the plant 8)
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Postby James 3200 » Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:07 am

Cheers :)

You would be supprised to how little i do to this tank. 20% water change per week, and once per month i clean the rocks, glass and trim the HC. Easy :D
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Postby David » Tue Jun 26, 2007 5:57 am

Your shrimps look lovely!!! :)
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Postby moocowmoneybox » Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:09 am

fantastic looking setup
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Postby gbk » Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:19 am

Are these Caradina japonica? I've never heard of anyone breeding them! Do they need hard water? What temp?

I have a few of them and have had them about 6 months but no sign of young. Do you have fish in there? I'm wondering if the fish are eating the babies.
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