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Postby IndianoAnnie » Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:09 pm

hi,
im wanting to get some red cherry shrimp for my tank and am trying to do as much research as pos before hand. when i carry out water changes when i get the do i need to hoover to substrate as much with them feeding on it or shall i carry on doing it ? also any other info you think would be benificial for me, i would be very grateful for :)
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Re: Shrimp

Postby Rob W » Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:08 pm

You still need to do general housework with them. Even though they feed on all the algae and leftovers, they never completely clear everything, and they do like a well maintained tank. Don't rely on them surviving on leftovers, break a few little bits off an algae wafer and drop them in every few days. Be careful what fish you put in with them. My old betta used to ignore them but some will go for them and I have a very large female platy that will munch them. And has done! I keep them in a tank on their own these days. They will breed in the right conditions, one day you will look in the tank and see something move out of the corner of your eye and wonder what it is, look close and you might see a little baby shrimp. Cool as! :mrgreen:
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Re: Shrimp

Postby IndianoAnnie » Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:12 pm

Alright awesome thanks! :D
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Re: Shrimp

Postby IndianoAnnie » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:58 pm

quick question.. when using indian almond leaves, so tannis dont go in my tank i soak them for 2 weeks.. will they still be as nutritious as if they arent soaked ? and if so, do i just soak them in normal water or treated water?
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Re: Shrimp

Postby Rob W » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:28 pm

I wouldn't bother soaking them as they will continue to leach tannins until they rot away. Carbon filters will remove the tannins if you have carbon filtration or just have yellow/brown water for that natural tropical rainforest look. :mrgreen: Be careful though because they can reduce the PH level which some fish might not be able to cope with.
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Re: Shrimp

Postby IndianoAnnie » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:48 pm

oh okay, i read that by soaking them for 2 weeks it would get rid of alot of the tannins and that it would prevent them from changing the water ph :s thanks :)
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Re: Shrimp

Postby englishmx » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:57 pm

IndianoAnnie wrote:oh okay, i read that by soaking them for 2 weeks it would get rid of alot of the tannins and that it would prevent them from changing the water ph :s thanks :)


Just pop them in if you want to use them

Pre-soaking them defeats the object somewhat :wink:
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Re: Shrimp

Postby IndianoAnnie » Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:02 am

okay thanks :)
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Re: Shrimp

Postby IndianoAnnie » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:34 pm

I have turned my airflow down to as low as I can but when I turn it down soo much it stops air bubbles completely. I'm worried that the current is too strong for my shrimp, what can I do?
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Re: Shrimp

Postby Rob W » Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:20 pm

The shrimp will be fine as long as they have plenty of plants and features to rest on.
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