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Re: Planted Shrimp Tank

PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:57 am
by Geoff
Well the shrimp arrived this morning, along with some mystery snails. They're now in the tank after an hour+ long acclimation. Here're some pictures.

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Re: Planted Shrimp Tank

PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:15 pm
by C. Andrew Nelson
Now you got me itching to set up a shrimp tank. Hmm...I do have a birthday coming up.

Re: Planted Shrimp Tank

PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:03 pm
by Geoff
C. Andrew Nelson wrote:Now you got me itching to set up a shrimp tank. Hmm...I do have a birthday coming up.


Do it! I didn't realize how much fun they are to watch. I only stopped when the lights went out.

Re: Planted Shrimp Tank

PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:23 pm
by C. Andrew Nelson
Geoff wrote:Do it! I didn't realize how much fun they are to watch. I only stopped when the lights went out.


My wife would kill me if I set up another tank. I haven't even finished setting up my last tank! :lol:

Re: Planted Shrimp Tank

PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:43 am
by Crazygar
I hear you Andrew and wow, nice indeed. Watch out for that Mystery Snail, they can grow to impressive sizes and may cause a bit of disruption due to their size.

Awesome tank, can't wait to see it grow out!

Gary

Re: Planted Shrimp Tank

PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:48 am
by Geoff
Thanks, Gary! I have two other tanks in case the snails get too big.

I noticed one of the females is berried.

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Re: Planted Shrimp Tank

PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:16 am
by dwaink
nice to see a plan come together :)
dwain

Re: Planted Shrimp Tank

PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:24 am
by Crazygar
Yeah, the Shrimp are quick a reproducing once you put them in a predator/stress free environment. With a Shrimp only tank, you'll be farming out hundreds of these Shrimp in no time. Start getting a list together of the people that would like some shrimp of their tanks. :D

Gary

Re: Planted Shrimp Tank

PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:47 pm
by Geoff
Well it turns out that shrimp is not berried. It is infected with ellobiopsidae. And I found a second one infected as well. They've been removed to a hospital tank, and I will start treatment tomorrow. Unfortunately, one of them died a bit ago.

Re: Planted Shrimp Tank

PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:28 am
by Crazygar
In all my years of Shrimp keeping, I've never ran into a situation such as that. Where did you get these Shrimp from? Store, breeder or friend? I would consider the entire colony infected rather than just a few. Treat the ones in the Hospital tank but also do small treatments in the main tank as well.

Gary

Re: Planted Shrimp Tank

PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:43 am
by Geoff
I got them from Imperial Tropicals in Florida. It appears they breed the majority of their stock themselves. I notified them of the infections.

Re: Planted Shrimp Tank

PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:51 pm
by Crazygar
That's a good thing, this way, they can prevent (if this is the case) any more issues if they are indeed the source.

Gary

Re: Planted Shrimp Tank

PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:33 am
by Geoff
It's been well over a week since I removed the infected shrimp, and I haven't seen any further signs of ellobiopsidae. Everyone is doing well.

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Re: Planted Shrimp Tank

PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:57 pm
by C. Andrew Nelson
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"Excuse me! One side! Coming through!"

Re: Planted Shrimp Tank

PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:47 am
by Crazygar
"Taxi!"

Good to hear, keep an eye on everything and keep up on your water changes.

Gary