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  1. G

    What’s wrong with my pregnant neocardinia shrimp

    It’s hard to tell in the pictures but her eggs have like a white fluffy casing and it’s almost like bursting out of her. Is this some sort or parasite? Is she molting? She is very acting and otherwise seems healthy but in my hundreds of shrimp i’ve never seen this. Thank you
  2. danajs

    Raising KH?

    How can I raise my KH to a more suitable level for RCS? My tank is currently reading; - 2KH - 8GH - 6.5/7.0pH RCS are currently living with Amano Shrimp and a Nerite Snail (who seem to be absolutely fine) and I seem to be finding one or two dead every/every other day. Tank has been running...
  3. Neondoras

    Red striped killis and neocaridina shrimp

    Hi all, Quick question, I was looking at getting some red striped killis for my 60L cube (~15 gallons) as they looked amazing in my LFS. I’ve been doing research on them, but haven’t found any info on whether they attack cherry shrimp or not and was hoping someone here could give me some advice...
  4. ellamay

    Will Popeye medication kill shrimp?

    I need to treat my betta for Popeye, I’m doing water changes every few days and need to treat him but I don’t have a hospital tank and online it says not to use the medication in a tank with shrimp. If I take him out and use the treatment in a separate container will it still work? This is what...
  5. N

    Epalzeorhynchos bicolor (Red Tail Black Shark)

    Hey folks on advice outside of here I've purchased a whole 37 Gallon tank setup because I wanted a Red Tail Black Shark from the local store. Now I'm reading online in some places mixed signals. Some sites say closer to 30 gallons some say 55+. The tank is unfortunately already filled and...
  6. Aqua67

    Scutariella Japonica?

    This shrimp tank was started 7 months ago and is a 5.5 gallon tank. I use RO water and remineralize with GlasGarten Shrimp Mineral. There is a sponge over the intake and I squeeze it out weekly to improve flow. The filter is for a 10 gallon tank and the flow is adjustable, so the filtration...
  7. O

    Can I have any mates for my betta in a 25l tank?

    yes no maybe so? probably not im assuming and NO snails and i will obviously wait until the tank is cycled
  8. V

    What is a breathing bag?

    So, I was looking into why people do drip acclimation for shrimp rather than floating the bag, I came across the term breathing bag. I looked it up and it looks the same as any fish bag. But I read that nonbreathing bags are the standard. How would you tell the difference? I would get shrimp...
  9. J

    Cardinal Dennerli Shrimps Dying?!

    Hello everyone im not new in the shrimps hobby and breeding shrimps i got 3 tanks with neocaridina and 3 tanks with caridina and tigers galaxies tibee amanos almost everything and all is doing fine except caridinals now my problem is that i got a new tank from 2 weeks with cardinal shrimps like...
  10. L

    Neocaridina shrimp worm

    Hi guys, So I have just been enjoying looking at my little 35L shrimp tank and I noticed that 1 of the blue dreams has got a worm attached to it's head, I have heard of this before and the common answer would be "Scutariella japonica" but it doesn't look like any of the pictures I've seen...
  11. FrezhFinz

    Can anyone help me identify this on my driftwood??

    I have a 40 gallon tank and I just recently set it up a week ago I have a weird bacteria or fungus growing on it can anyone help me identify what it is and how I can prevent it from spreading also can it be harmful to my fish if I don’t react to it? Also if you have any general tips for...
  12. R

    New Fish and Shrimp and Fuzzies

    Hello everyone, thank you for taking a look here at my situation and giving me opinions. A few days back I got some new fish and set up multiple tanks anew in addition to adding to one of my current tanks. The only problem is with my betta and by extension my new shrimp. Originally the betta...
  13. V

    I'm thinking about getting shrimp

    There are many different types I could get. I've never owned any before. They would have to be compatible with my set up. I have platies in a 20 gallon with sand substrate, live plants, and a HOB filter. I'm afraid the platies could eat shrimp, but their babies swim right in front of them all...
  14. J

    Unknown worms

    Hello everyone, I’ve been cycling my tank for some rili shrimp but have found these white little worms all over the tank. So I snagged a few and got some decent pictures of them under a microscope. At first I thought they were detritus worms but under the microscope they don’t have the...
  15. Willow59

    Scutariella Japonica - Shrimp Stopped Breeding

    I had a thriving colony of Bloody Mary Shrimp that went from 12 to 300 in roughly nine months. I noticed Scutariella Japonica, the parasitic nematode, in late December so I culled down to 2 dozen and did salt dips on 12/27, 12/29, and 12/31, followed by a month of quarantine to remove their...
  16. S

    Unidentified Worm Infestation

    Hi All Its been a while since I posted, but I need your help. I have a 20 litre nano aquarium - densely planted and housing 4 Cherry Shrimp The other day I noticed a worm wriggling through the water column, it was light brown with a black head. I removed it with tweezers. I then noticed...
  17. Gemmsy

    No Electricity Eco Shrimp Tank

    My old shrimp tank ended up getting decommissioned before it has got going as we had an issue with the electrics in the shed. So everything was cleaned and put away for another day. My main tank is doing well, but the number of fish in there means it’s unlikely I’ll get the shrimp population...
  18. Aqua67

    New To Shrimp & Well Water

    Hi everyone, I've been keeping fish in planted tanks for over 30 years but have always lived in the city and used city water. Now I'm living in the country and have a well. We use potassium chloride and a product called Iron Out in our water softener. For this reason, I've been buying RO...
  19. Linkandnavi

    Can (Ranchu) Goldfish Choke on Cherry Shrimp

    This morning I discovered a cherry shrimp in my ranchu tank. I have absolutely zero idea how it got there. I have five tanks, two in the house and three in my garden office. The only tank with cherry shrimp is in the house and the ranchu tank is in the office. The ranchu tank is pretty bare...
  20. biofish

    Should I get shrimp?

    Hello fish fam! My sister wanted my empty 10 gallon tank for her room (the grass cracked but i siliconed it so the tank is perfectly usable and I was just keeping it as an emergency tank) and we were taking about what fish she would want. And then the topic of shrimp came up and I realized...