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  1. Piece-of-fish

    To hot to post??

    Not too hot. Avoid days when its 26+. There arent so many in this country ;)
  2. Piece-of-fish

    Crystal black shrimp?

    Wow, a recommendation to put a food under the substrate. Nicely done Graham.
  3. Piece-of-fish

    Berried wine red!!!!

    I put shrimp straight in after filling with ebi and all active shrimp substrates even with shadows. Low ph makes ammonia and nitrites not toxic if there are any. Would not do that with inert substrates though.
  4. Piece-of-fish

    No amano shrimp anywhere

    It was a rain season. Should be back to normal now.
  5. Piece-of-fish

    Giving Up on Shrimp (or maybe not?)

    And I never ever used dechlorinator in any shrimp tanks including high grade species. Do not take that as an advice though ;)
  6. Piece-of-fish

    Giving Up on Shrimp (or maybe not?)

    Might be just coincidence and you will succeed in different tank. I dont think your tds is a problem I dont think your water changes is a problem. Someone mentioned a bioload of shrimp which you can ignore. CO2 is not a problem. The best success with cherries I had was always in High tech...
  7. Piece-of-fish

    Are These Cherry Shrimp

    The only natural way to find out. Good luck. You got a bargain.
  8. Piece-of-fish

    Are These Cherry Shrimp

    Low quality snow white / golden bee. Or just stressed during transit and yet to get the colour back ;)
  9. Piece-of-fish

    Which Substrate?

    I would advice to contact them maybe to inquire. I am most sure 80% of soil used in breeding tanks is Ebi.
  10. Piece-of-fish

    Which Substrate?

    Very interesting statement. I wonder where did you get that information.
  11. Piece-of-fish

    The People's Favourite Shrimp

    Blue tigers are one of my favourites also and quite easy I would say. This picture is hovewer a bit too electric, its coour is enhanced. You can see the soil and shrimp food is also very blue which is not natural.
  12. Piece-of-fish

    How Long Will Shrimp Survive in post?

    They should be fine. What about the tracking number? If there was an attempt of delivery it would show it. Special rm delivery 1in 100 is not next day from my experience. I have never complained, you would not also once you see the form to fill in :shock:
  13. Piece-of-fish

    Breeding Amano / Yamato shrimp

    :thumbup: Looking good.
  14. Piece-of-fish

    Breeding Amano / Yamato shrimp

    Wathcing this with curiosity. Thanks for your effort and sharing :thumbup:
  15. Piece-of-fish

    total carnage

    +1 for panacur. Also you have to dose 2 times at 2 week intervals. as planaria eggs don't get killed and may hatch later bringing back the issue.
  16. Piece-of-fish

    Are you serious?

    He he. But they look soooooo beautiful :) Admit you want it ;)
  17. Piece-of-fish

    What Kills Amano Shrimp?

    Sad story Luis. Usually amanos almost bulletproof except co2 :( I tend to add new livestock whether in the morning before co2 goes on or after large waterchange.
  18. Piece-of-fish

    Blue Tiger Golden Eye Shrimp

    Yep, amazing shrimp and quite easy to breed. The price is high due to a reason that from deep blue parents you will get a variety and only few really deep blues again. They are normally more darker and to the blac side than this picture. I would say picture was taken with blue color adjustment...
  19. Piece-of-fish

    Amano Shrimp to Tank Size Ratio?

    But works wanders. Tested in 120l tank :) No algae has a chance. Then go stems and mosses so this army should not be left for long. I think amano uses them temporarily also especially to combat early diatoms.
  20. Piece-of-fish

    **SHOW ME YOUR SHRIMPS**

    Any active soil will do the job for you with crystals :thumbup: no need for RO. They are much hardier from the time you had them. I find even high grades quite easy to keep to be honest ;)
  21. Piece-of-fish

    Which Shrimp to Breed for my Dennerle 30L Nano ?

    I have them all hi hi :mrgreen:
  22. Piece-of-fish

    Which Shrimp to Breed for my Dennerle 30L Nano ?

    Get some yellow, rili or any tigers.
  23. Piece-of-fish

    Best shrimp for my tank?

    No worries, thanks for correcting me :thumbup:
  24. Piece-of-fish

    Best shrimp for my tank?

    They do have different colours. Blue pearls, yellow cherry, orange, rili etc... were bred from cherry shrimp.
  25. Piece-of-fish

    Neocaridina heteropoda var. "Rili"

    I have already said nice rilis George :thumbup: I would say they are same size as cherries and CRS so will end up same with apistos. We have a little group of them which I brought from Hanover. Got 10 of them from Chris Lukhaup and another 2 berried females from another seller. These 2 berried...
  26. Piece-of-fish

    Whatever happened to Shrimpking?

    Sad story indeed. Must be very serious. Walthamstow farm is open already guys :wink:
  27. Piece-of-fish

    Wipe Out

    Thank you Tony for trying to solve this. I am sure sooner or later this issue could be sorted. I myself once treated my Cherry and CRS with anti bed bug spray :shock: They did not like it either. I would say any spray is potentially dangerous.
  28. Piece-of-fish

    Wipe Out

    Amen... Just had another thought about a different scenario. Imagine the situation other way round. Person sets up tank, gets plants and in a week or whatever when the rubish is still there buys shrimp to already infected tank. :shock: Whos reputation and because of who is under threat then...
  29. Piece-of-fish

    Wipe Out

    I do agree that it is inpractical for the supllier to keep asian plants in quarantine as it is simply impossible. I believe the suplier has to find the way to clean and make plants livestock safe with imidiate effect. This is absolutely essential with shrimp on the rise. Otherwise you will have...
  30. Piece-of-fish

    Wipe Out

    I did not know it is common sense either :oops: Maybe my shrimp affair is going too smooth so far. I tend to put everything into shrimp tanks without treatment. Will stop now. Unfortunately stopping buying from these people will not stop the business. Their main profit I believe comes from...
  31. Piece-of-fish

    Wipe Out

    Although precautions could be made it has to be said LARGE PRINT IN RED on sellers website that these plants may kill your shrimp!!! There are absolutely no excuses for the seller. Business owners like that discredit whole hobby. Why not treat plants accordingly, ok, spend more time, raise the...
  32. Piece-of-fish

    Wipe Out

    I would think that it has to be made public. The supplier has to treat plants before selling. Just imagine how many others suffered from this on other forums/notforums. UKAPS is not the main customer of Asian plants afterall. Thousands are available from ebay which are usually supplied from the...
  33. Piece-of-fish

    Some of my Shrimp...

    An update. So I suppose almost all SS red babies made it in almost neutral ph and TDS around 400. Female is berried again :clap: We are counting 20 babies which are 1 month old already and 1cm big. Grades range from A, S, SS and if we are lucky we have one which cold be flowerhead :thumbup...
  34. Piece-of-fish

    Some of my Shrimp...

    All new shrimps been acclimatized succesfully. Seen at least five SS red babies in Akadama tank today. 1 week old already. Water parameters in the tank temp 21c, TDS 360, PH 7.3 Have 2 cycled tanks with colombo florabase. Have put 4 SSS CBS in one and 20 SS CRS in the other. All doing well so...
  35. Piece-of-fish

    Some of my Shrimp...

    I remove the ones that look suspiciously white. Anyways there only 5-8 adults left in that tank.
  36. Piece-of-fish

    Some of my Shrimp...

    I will take my chances. They are from the same breeder but could be from different local breeders actually. Fingers crossed.
  37. Piece-of-fish

    Some of my Shrimp...

    Nice to hear. Hmm, I will have to mix quite few now. Will see how it goes.
  38. Piece-of-fish

    Some of my Shrimp...

    Few things to update. Blue pearls are definitely infected cause continue to die slowly. Got just few left but got quite a few babies in there. Was adviced to kill all suspicious ones as the most danger is when they die and get eaten by healthy fish. Got some SS red babies from last thursday...
  39. Piece-of-fish

    Some of my Shrimp...

    Brrr, that is long. Will consider buying the pump then. Thanks all for the input. Hopefully more shirmp will be available cheaper sooner or later as i am not giving up :lol: I have seen several blue pearl babies 0.5cm and few just born ones today. Will put new stock of blues into other tank...
  40. Piece-of-fish

    Some of my Shrimp...

    Thanks guys. You scare me to death with these new old shrimp stories. I am planning to spend another fortune in couple weeks time and mix with existing shrimp.
  41. Piece-of-fish

    Some of my Shrimp...

    Thanks Radik. I do not want to start with medication yet so will see how it goes and let the shrimp fight it naturally. Regarding RO units. Are they pretty much the same or can anyone recommend something in particular. I mean 3 stage. Would getting 4 stage give me any benefits rather than less...
  42. Piece-of-fish

    Some of my Shrimp...

    So where is the truth now :lol:
  43. Piece-of-fish

    Some of my Shrimp...

    Hmm. Tried to google it couple days ago and some say it is acidic. I guess active soil might be the only way then or a bit of co2. I shall try all possible ways to find out which works better and get experience. I am happy my crazy massive import went well otherwise i would be put off from...
  44. Piece-of-fish

    Some of my Shrimp...

    The interesting question is what ph will i get with RO and akadama mix. RO ph is on acidic side, right? Also will try to get amazonia for wholesale price. Anyways its a lot of money. WIll it neutralize in the tank overtime? I am also thinking about encreasing the number of tanks to about 30...
  45. Piece-of-fish

    Some of my Shrimp...

    So I have received a TDS and PH pens today. You dont want to hear the numbers :lol: Tap TDS 500 All tanks have akadama substrate Shrimp tanks TDS around 340 PH at 7.3-7.5 So adults are ok but I dont think babies will be. I have managed to raise just 7 CBS before out of about 5 berried...
  46. Piece-of-fish

    Tap water pH and Shrimp

    http://www.shrimpnow.com/content.php/25 ... New-Shrimp This is very good read. Radik is right. Just want to add that shrimp can do well transported from soft to hard but could struggle the opposite. I have lots of shrimp in rock solid london tap and neutral ph. Adults do fine but I won't...
  47. Piece-of-fish

    Some of my Shrimp...

    Thanks guys... Good news I have spotted that remaining berried blue bee today. Hopefully the babies survive. Interesting why all died but just 2 survived afterall.
  48. Piece-of-fish

    Some of my Shrimp...

    If I manage to raise any babies you are more than welcome ;) I have also installed some heaters in some of the tanks because the room is heated just with oil electrical heater. Set the heaters at 22 celsius to back the oil heater up. Also tried to darken the room as tanks are by the window and...
  49. Piece-of-fish

    Some of my Shrimp...

    Thanks Lemsip... I have finally forced myself to perform a water change after 3+ weeks :shifty: Spotted a berried BTO :clap: Need to spend more time on them racks... Lazy me.
  50. Piece-of-fish

    Some of my Shrimp...

    Are they so shy that fall dead and, smell turn red do not move and lie on the side. Just pretending :shifty: Sorry, a bit of black humour. The tank was quite bare so i could see well what was happening. From 20 only 2 survived, one male supposedly and one berried female. Hope female is still...
  51. Piece-of-fish

    Some of my Shrimp...

    They are my favourite and got best accommodation as well. :mrgreen: Although I do love them all. Was big affair to spend so much money for shrimp in one go but so far the losses been less than I expected. I have lost all blue bees. Also almost all tigers and red tigers. Both red and tigers...
  52. Piece-of-fish

    Some of my Shrimp...

    They are very nice and yes some females are that blue.
  53. Piece-of-fish

    Some of my Shrimp...

    Blue pearl is Neocaridina species and is easy to keep and breed as normal cherries. :wave:
  54. Piece-of-fish

    Some of my Shrimp...

    Hehe, you are the one who started all this back in the day by bringing me first cherries :D
  55. Piece-of-fish

    Some of my Shrimp...

    Thannks guys. Blue pearl is amongst my favourite although i love them all :lol:
  56. Piece-of-fish

    Some of my Shrimp...

    Hello all, just wanted to share of some of my shrimp... Hope you like them and apologies for blurry and contrast photos. Mr. Yellow Mr. Blue Pearl Mr. Golden Bee Mr. Crystal A Red Mr. Crystal SS Red Mr. Crystal A Black Mr. Crystal SS Black Mr. Black Tiger Orange Eye Pirate I am...
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