01-14-2012, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by angella
By the looks of your tank you are an expert, so I gotta ask how you keep your shrimp alive ;) I put six cherry shrimp in my 55gal two weeks ago and I'm not sure if they're alive or not. I have lots of plants like java fern, multiple anubius varieties, ludwigia, a moss ball, pygmy chain sword, dwarf sag, vallsineria, and crypts, plus driftwood and lava rocks. I saw two shrimp yesterday so I know they are still kinda there but they looked a little funny. Not sure how to explain it.. I could see food in them though so I guess they weren't too bad off? My temp is 77F, 6.7pH, soft water, fully cycled mature tank. I do 20% water changes weekly and use prime and flourish comprehensive the next day. I have 15 neon tetras, 8 cherry barbs, one male betta, and 10 harlequin rasboras. I don't think my fish ate them?
I would love your help as I'm not sure if there is some important thing about shrimp keeping that I am missing D;
They're really cute and I love watching them. Maybe they just like to hide... I dunno. Thanks though and I hope you might have an idea what is wrong, if something is in fact wrong.
Oh and to comment on your video WOW your shrimp are red :P I like the way they pop out so much, the black really complements them and the moss on the driftwood seems cool. And I have a white rock in my tank that appears to look EXACTLY like yours... it's kinda odd haha.
I can honestly say I think the betta, cherry barbs, and possibly the rasboro will hunt and eat the shrimp. I'm speaking from past experience, this is why I have decided to keep this as a shrimp only tank. i also use seachem products, but they are 100% safe for freshwater invertebrates if used properly when dosing. I hope this helps, but feel free to contact me with any other questions.