Well, at least they made a good job of cleaning up the algae before they popped their cloggs. Nah, sorry about the shrimp but at least you're left with some anyways, hopefully they'll give you some offspring.
Looking forward to some photos, hope you had a good break.
The remaining shrimp had survived and have coloured up again, which is good.
Having everything back to normal with the lights and co2 has meant that the HC has been pearling today for the first time. Full carpet here I come.
Sorry drop checker = non-return valve.
Some water does get past the non-return valve too, maybe as it's the glass one it's not holding the pressure?!
The plastic one was working fine, until I swapped it to the dennerle glass one..
I've broken down my 180ltr this weekend and so took in the fish from that tank to the LFS.
In the exchange, I got 6 Sundadanio Axelrodi sp. blue and 2 Cherry Shrimps.
They're beautiful fish and have already settled into the tank.
I'm still having trouble keeping the nano glassware clean and can't find any pipe cleaners anywhere.
I might get a few more when I've seen them over the next few weeks.
Clark, nice shrimp you've got there. Been trying to source this myself for a while. However, the CRS you are getting is not as high grade as you think they might be. The grading doesn't depend just on the red banding pattern, it also depends on the intensity of the white and red band. S grade and above have less than 3 red stripes. There is 4 red stripes on this one which makes it an A grade shrimp. The other pictures of the shrimp though they have the V shape pattern in the middle band and the no entry sign on their back, the white band is not intense which then makes it fall into an A grade too.
Just thought I post the correction. Would be a problem if they start breeding and then sold them under the wrong grading.
They are indeed tricky little critter to take care off. I never had problem keeping shrimp alive while I was in south wales but ever since I've been in stock I just failed miserably. I can't even keep japonica shrimp alive in my tank. I've tried about 60 CRS at the moment and they all died... Think I will try again when I'm in manchester. Too bad there is not many sellers now compare to what it was 1 year ago. I used to be able to get it directly from private breeder in japan at a relatively cheap price but even that is not a viable option now.