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General / Re: Shrimp memes
March 28, 2019, 11:26:46 pm
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General / Re: Colours!
March 28, 2019, 11:23:29 pm
There is a chart available online here that shows what shrimp go with what, I will try and find a url and post it.
General / Re: new tank!
March 28, 2019, 11:21:46 pm
Any update on how this is progressing?
General / Re: Breeding
March 28, 2019, 11:20:53 pm
As earlier suggested, its a question of letting them multiply and then removing from the tank any animals not up to the standard your after.

Generally its about colour hue and saturation, so if you find some animals not as bright a red as the general population you might consider removing them to another tank, remembering though that males are generally less colourful than females, so don't take out all your males.

Same goes with erratic colouring, consider removing those that are blotchy in colour, leaving the solid coloured ones to continue breeding, then rinse and repeat. 

That's what takes the time and patience but eventually you will end up with a colony of very high quality shrimp, as well as a tank full of those that did not make the cut but are still nonetheless awesome little animals.  ;)

General / Re: The Secret to Pollution is Dilution!
March 28, 2019, 11:09:04 pm
Well I do a 20% water change weekly, use tap water, do not do testing of any kind, don't add anything filtered, aged, percolated or dripped and I am pleased to say that my animals are not dying, are berried all over the tank and generally breeding and growing like mad.  ;D

General / Re: Fish club?
March 28, 2019, 11:00:13 pm
A club for fish you say, this is unprecedented.  ;D

General / Re: Food for your shrimp buddies.
March 28, 2019, 10:48:12 pm
I am just wondering how much these products cost? I have no doubt they are as good as you suggest but cannot help thinking do they provide any additional benefits over what may be a cheap food source.
Say Howdy / Re: Sabertooth Here - Neocaridina
March 06, 2019, 03:35:26 am
Quote from: sabertooth on March 04, 2019, 05:18:05 pm
Quote from: dingus2018 on March 04, 2019, 06:31:04 amHey sabertooth, sounds like you have got the technique down. The way I'm reading your post is that you have all those varieties housed in one tank, am I reading that right?
I have a community tank "skittles tank" of mixed neos that i started around October last year after watching Shrimp Lab and L.R.Bretz's Aquatics youtube's for a bit of fun and well as line specific tanks. The community tank of neo's throws about 10% wilds and is in its 2nd&3rd round of mixed births. The yellows are the first to wash out a bit in a mixed tank and you start to see them transition to green but all the others are still strong colours. 
Also just started another community tank last month of cardinia's, Tangerine and orange eyed blue/blond tigers mixed in with crystal red/black shrimp all kept in regular tap water as an experiment. The bloke i got the cardinia's from was growing them in ph7.4, gh6,kh2, so similar to the tap water in my area. Fingers crossed i get births.
If i get some good colours from the mixed tanks i will move them to a line tank and grow them out.   

Very interesting, I have been contemplating putting a bunch of mixed colors into a tank conducting just this type of experiment, based on what you type I have decided to do just that, thanks.  :D
Nice pics of these attractive animals.
It's a little dependant on local conditions, temperature etc but typically between ten and forty days, mine seem to need around three weeks from whoa to go.
Snail Buddies / Re: Got snails!
March 04, 2019, 06:36:34 am
I agree, feeding or lack thereof is probably the best way to keep their numbers under control.
Say Howdy / Re: Howdy Y'all
March 04, 2019, 06:32:16 am
Hey there ...
Say Howdy / Re: Sabertooth Here - Neocaridina
March 04, 2019, 06:31:04 am
Hey sabertooth, sounds like you have got the technique down. The way I'm reading your post is that you have all those varieties housed in one tank, am I reading that right?
Say Howdy / Re: hello
March 04, 2019, 06:28:03 am
Interesting post, hello.
Say Howdy / Re: I'm Jess
March 04, 2019, 06:27:27 am
Hello Jess.