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Mine shrimp tanks

Discussion in 'Inverts' started by nicpapa, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. fablau

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    Oh wow! Thank you Nic! That's a great article indeed. I didn't know about Ca contents of vegetables, actually makes sense to feed Mulberry more than Spinach. Chard also has low Ca contents, I didn't know that and didn't think about it. It looks like I could find Collard Greens at my organic farm! That'll be the top of Ca!


    It's fascinating to see your shrimp feasting on those leaves, and how they "dissolve" them... amazing...


    Fantastic info, thank you again very much ;)
     
  2. nicpapa

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    haha...


    Also try hikari algae wafers... i use this as base food( i keep around 10 diferents foods)... and its cheap compared to shrimp foods.


    I dont feed every day the shrimps, my routine is 3 times a week food, one vegie like mulbery, and others use powders, baby food , shrimp daddy product, and bacteria ae.
     
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    Yes, I have the hikari wafers, I also give them some shrimp algae pellets I found on Amazon.com... but since I keep them in the same tank with fish, I feed them daily. But it's good to know that 1/3 are fresh veggie, and 2/3 all the rest ;)


    Do you think shrimp minerals are ok for fish? Maybe I could add those once in a while as well...
     
  4. nicpapa

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    What shrimp are u keeping?
     
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    Oh, simple Amanos and Red Cherry, nothing fancy actually... I guess I don't even need minerals, right?
     
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    not they need anything , just water... :)


    I keep them in my 180lt low kh gh,....


    And i keep them in 100 lt , 22kh and 24gh... in this tank , make harder shell, and apear more red...


    In the past i keep them in a tank without heat, tank temp in winter get 12c, the slow down , all of birth was male,,, :)


    Its very easy shrimp, dont need anything just water...


    In those tank i feed fish and algae wafers for bnp, nothing for shrimps...
     
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    Great to know, thank you NIc. Interesting to know you got just males with low temperature... who knows why?!
     
  8. nicpapa

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    Its knowed that temp affect the eggs.. when temp is very low it more males , and when temp is hight more female...
     
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    Amazing, I really didn't know that. Thanks for the info Nic!
     
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    Incredible to know that shrimps are temp-sexed or TSD.
     
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    Great tip Nic thanks :)


    When you say high or low temps what do you class as low temp and same for a high temp?
     
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    I dont know exaclty the temp that affect the eggs ...


    I done an experimemt with rcs and was true.. in low temp i get very low females.. the most was males.


    The same is happening in any reptiles, fish , and also in chickens.. :)


    The weird is that in skf they said that more males on highter temp ...


    Mine was more males on low temp , 2 females of 30 -40 males.


    Anyway temp for sure has effects on Shrimp eggs hatching and sex.


    I read it from here and after that i done my experiment.


    https://skfaquatics.com/forum/topic/...of-shrimplets/
     
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    Thanks nic, yes it's true with lizards etc as before Aquariums I kept many species of pygmy chameleons etc for about ten years and hot and humid resulted in 3 females to every 1 male, cooler resulted in the opposite but to be honest I never thought about it for any other type of fauna until now.
     
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    update.


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    Here is a 10lt tank, with bnp babes, i take those from the 180lt


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    And here is when bnp goes after grow, here it have 100+


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    Nice tanks, looks like a lot of fun!


    What size are most of those, besides the little 10 Ltr?
     
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    Beautiful tanks Nic, even though they are thought just to breed shrimp, they actually look great and "scaped"! Great job ;)
     
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    The top tanks in first two pic are 36 liters, and all have the same light.


    The other one under the crs is 50lt.


    The bnp tank is 100lt .


    In most of tank i use polystyrene, mosty for the winter, it can keeps temps.
     
  19. DutchMuch

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    Nicpapa you must update this!
     
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