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Sulawesi Cardinal Shrimp

Nelson

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i'd forgotton you'd already posted pics :oops: .was just wondering how they were doing and didn't look through the thread :lol:
 

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Update: No shrimp babies yet, but just found 2 baby Sulawesi snails in the tank, they are super cute but kind of large - they weren't obvious 5 days ago when I did the last water change! Seems the water parameters are fine, at least for the snails! I have had 2 shrimp deaths that I know of and usually see 6 shrimp at one time so hopefully I have 8 left...
 

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hi,
sorry to hear about the deaths.not bad going so far though,at your first attempt.
you'll be selling snails soon :D
 

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Yeah! They are not as prolific as normal snails though, typical. The two shrimp deaths, one was an unknown cause but the other developed a lump (not fungal or bacterial from what I could tell) and just didn't shed properly and I found it dead :arghh:
Fingers crossed for the remaining :D
 

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oatfish said:
Yeah! They are not as prolific as normal snails though, typical. The two shrimp deaths, one was an unknown cause but the other developed a lump (not fungal or bacterial from what I could tell) and just didn't shed properly and I found it dead :arghh:
Fingers crossed for the remaining :D
Diet it essential for their shedding, make sure you feed them foods high in calcium ;) good luck, put me down for some snails when you breed enough hehe ;)
 

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The one that died from not shedding properly was not long after I got them, since then I have found lots of successful sheds, but fingers crossed! Apart from shrimp pellets, what else did you find yours liked to eat LD? I have tried them on courgette and spinach but they seemed disinterested in both :rolleyes:
 

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Yep, They are quite shy so it is trick to see what they do eat, maybe I just need to persist!
 

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Try organic as well!

Not sure if it is the same for shrimps, but my Otos will eat Sainsburys organic cucumber but are not too keen on the non-organic one. I guess the taste of pesticides puts them off. Can't hurt to try :)
 

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ok, will give it a go and update you! A shrimp smorgasbord coming up.... (as in food for the shrimp not shrimp as the food :lol: )
 

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i thought i show you mine. they just looks amazing in my Nano. I have 12 of them.

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Looking great Viktor, unfortunatly I got mine as my substrate started turning to crap and they didn't last very long after that, I will try them again in the future thats for sure ;)
 

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WOW! Gorgeous set up, Mine are just in a tank with some rocks and some moss. What do you find yours like to eat?
 

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oatfish said:
WOW! Gorgeous set up, Mine are just in a tank with some rocks and some moss. What do you find yours like to eat?

thanks guys. will try to shoot some better ones later ;)
yeah i heard that they like better the rocks. however i can tell you that they love the moss jungle ;) whatever they find in the tank they eat. The setup is really fresh a month old or so. So there are some algae not that much, but i add some Shirakura shrimp food every 2nd day.

Hope they will breed. I had success earlier with similar nano tank with other shimps.
 

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viktorlantos said:
Hope they will breed. I had success earlier with similar nano tank with other shimps.
I have heard that these little guys take a long time to adapat but they do breed in aquriums, couple of mates from Portugal have bred them, but only have they had them about 5 months.
 

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Well done Viktor.
If I were a shrimp, it would a very difficult choice between your tank or Paulo's. Both are stunning.
 

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Found another Sulawesi snail baby today, yay! Funny how I get very excited about these snails breeding but not the pest ones in my big tank :rolleyes: .... now if they bred as fast as those.... :eek:
 

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How are you finding them in a dosed and co2 injected aquarium? Are they as touchy as people suggest? I see you're using ADA aquasoil do they mind the lower ph?
 

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Garuf said:
How are you finding them in a dosed and co2 injected aquarium? Are they as touchy as people suggest? I see you're using ADA aquasoil do they mind the lower ph?

This is too early to tell anything about them, but i did not have any problem with Aqua Soil or CO2 or even Carbo.
PH is around 6.8-7 after the water stabilized. CO2 is running with the light but i am not overdosing it. At night this is off.
I also dosing 1ml Easy Carbo as the Nano is a planted aquarium really. Flow is good enough.
These beauties are very active, so i do not see any problem here.

But will be smarter later. I had others shimps earlier and they doubled tripled their community in 4-5 months. So will keep my eye on them. :D

Fred, thanks i try to do my best. But really lovely how they enjoy the moss forest in the Nano :lol:
 

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