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    Black red cherry shrimp?

    The more I think about it, perhaps a baby accidentally got into your shrimp shipment, stuck in the net or something. I would imagine it would’ve been very hard to see such a brand new tiny baby.
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    Black red cherry shrimp?

    That shrimp is way too big to be a baby. If it didn’t come in with your order of red cherry shrimp then perhaps it miraculously survived in some plants or moss shipment for your pond.
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    Help!

    Did you use any soap or spray bottle cleaners on your tank when you set it up? Are you using a bucket that has been used for car washing or household cleaning in the past?
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    Going on vacation, recommendations?

    I am a professional pet sitter and I have taken care of saltwater and freshwater aquariums for clients in the past, plus I have had aquariums for almost 40 yrs. Why not just have an experienced pet sitter who knows how to care for fish stop in and feed them once every few days? They can grab...
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    Good snails to clean the tank but look nice.

    There are many beautiful nerite snails but be warned, if you get a female they will lay many little egg pods and they can be unsightly all over your aquarium driftwood and other decorations. Those egg pods are not easily scraped off. I bought four new rights nails and I kept them in separate...
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    My first berried RCS

    I am so excited to announce I’ve seen my first baby shrimp in my tank. It’s very hard to see but here is a picture of it. It is on the pale white area of a dying piece of plant material. I saw a speck with a tail swimming around my tank and it landed on that piece of plant material. My eyes...
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    My first berried RCS

    Temp right now in the tank says 72.3 F. I have a digital TDS meter which also does temps. A member on another forum talk about how the shrimp live longer at cooler temps. This page also talks about shrimp and temps, how it slows things down on shrimp...
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    My first berried RCS

    I read that shrimp didn’t need a heater and that the cooler temps they’re kept in, the longer they will live. I keep them at the low end of the recommended temps on many of the shrimp seller’s websites.
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    My first berried RCS

    Hi, thank you. Yes, that is right, no heater. No bubbler. A sponge over the intake tube.
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    My first berried RCS

    I’m very excited to find my first berried red cherry shrimp as a new shrimp keeper (2 mos). I thought I saw a white-ish patch developing underneath the shrimp and I’ve kept an eye on it, and sure enough they are turning into eggs, plain as day for the eye to see. I was looking to see if there...
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    Tiny critters on aquarium floor

    When I really try to see them, some of them do seem to have a tail. Others don’t. Maybe they’re two different things (?) or maybe just adult/young. They seem to hang out in the dirt on the bottom and get sucked up when I change the water. I’m trying to spare them though. Sometimes I can take...
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    Could a dream come true?

    As long as you have space for it, to get a nice sized tank complete with light, filter and heater for under $100 is still a steal…as long as everything works and the tank doesn’t leak. I would also say that there will be more deals out there too though and sometimes looking for the next deal is...
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    Tiny critters on aquarium floor

    Yes, but I would need a microscope to get those little things in focus. Generally speaking I would love to look at my aquarium water with a microscope anyhow. I just don’t have one.
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    Tiny critters on aquarium floor

    Thank you both I’m relieved that it’s not something detrimental. After watching both of the videos you shared with me I think they probably are water fleas.
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    Tiny critters on aquarium floor

    Sorry about that, I thought you’d still be able to watch it. I don’t have a lot of subscribers but I didn’t think everyone would wanna see my little shrimp video. I made it public now.
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