Category: shrimp

lifeunderthewaves:性感虾 by vcg-LJQiao 生物名:Squat …

lifeunderthewaves:

性感虾 by vcg-LJQiao 生物名:Squat Shrimp (Thor amboinensis).
拍摄地点:Anilao, Batangas, Philippines.

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Looking for neocaridinas

Everything has cleared up with my shrimp and they’re looking good, but I was left with only three. And they’re all females. I want them to have a colony so they aren’t as skiddish. If anyone’s got some neocaridinas they’d sell hmu? Im in the US. I’m looking for solid or rili orange, or any kind of blue. If anyone’s got just a few to get my colony started back up

aquatictimes: You know, I’m never really sure…

aquatictimes:

You know, I’m never really sure how I feel about this…can’t pretend it doesn’t make me uncomfortable…

letsgetsalty: One of my shrimp has got this w…

letsgetsalty:

One of my shrimp has got this weird brown color? It’s the same color as the algae I have, so maybe it’s from her eating that? I’m worried about an infection

There’s more today it almost looks like unlaid eggs??? I’m really hopeful

One of my shrimp has got this weird brown colo…

One of my shrimp has got this weird brown color? It’s the same color as the algae I have, so maybe it’s from her eating that? I’m worried about an infection

Caresheet: Cherry Shrimp | Neocaridina davidi

The other day, someone asked me what the best species was for a beginning aquarist. My answer? Cherry shrimp, of course! You won’t need a large tank, specific water values or any fancy equipment. In most cases, you won’t even need a heater!

You can find everything you need to know about keeping and breeding cherry shrimp on Aquariadise here.

PS: Fellow invertebrate lovers, don’t forget to join the shrimp party over at the Aquariadise invert keepers FB group 🦐

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Photo: Red Cherry in the Sun by joachimp

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I have some good news!! I thought two of the shrimp that failed to molt were dead – this morning they were laying on their sides – but when I got home this afternoon I found three new molts in the tank, and the two that weren’t looking good are sitting up and starting to twitch their legs!

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letsgetsalty:

The seller I got my shrimp from contacted me back. They think the copper from the food I was feeding my fry could have been enough to affect them.

Two shrimp are left in the tank and seem ok, and I have six remaining in the bucket that seem ok. Hopefully it was the food and they can recover from it.

Ok! I think I’ve finally figured it out. I’m pretty sure they’re dying because of molt failure. That was the first thing I looked for, but most of my shrimp are transparent at the area of the body where their molt splits, so I didn’t see that they were trying to molt. In acclimating them back to the tank I triggered them to molt – two of them are fine, three others’ condition is currently pending. I’ve ordered a shrimp mineral supplement, and for until it gets here I’ve added eggshells.

I’m really upset that I didn’t notice sooner and lost well over half my shrimp, but at least I’ve got it figured out now.

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I’m acclimating my shrimp back to the tank, but it triggered them to start molting. One molted really fast and is doing great, two are getting there but their exoskeleton is stuck a couple places, and two aren’t doing too great with it. Is there anything I can do to help them?? I assume it’s too late for any supplements to help. Do you think I could gently rub them with something? One of them is looking p bad, his exoskeleton is stuck on the sides of his upper body.

I think this may have been the original cause of the deaths

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The seller I got my shrimp from contacted me back. They think the copper from the food I was feeding my fry could have been enough to affect them.

Two shrimp are left in the tank and seem ok, and I have six remaining in the bucket that seem ok. Hopefully it was the food and they can recover from it.