05-05-2011, 11:08 PM
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Originally Posted by ashokantony
Thanks. Appreciate the help. Tank parameters: 0 Ammonia, 0 Nitrite and almost 0 Nitrates. About 10 plants rooted and lot of floating plants. pH is 7.4 or 7.5 and water is hard. temperature is constant at around 75 F.
I checked that site but it doesn't say anything about the colors of the new born babies. If you could let me know that too, it would be great.
Depends on the exact species...as when they are first born, some are slightly red, while others are more of a light pink, and others creme/tan/white...shells being very small at this point, seeing them right away is difficult, especially in a larger tank. Withing 2-5 months they are an inch and look normal. A lot of babies will die in the beginning weeks of life from lack of food and such.
Your water parameters are fine for them...I would consider raising the temp a couple of degrees for a little while though, maybe 77-78F, as it helps them grow quicker. Anything higher for too long can shorten lifespan due to speeding up the metabolism.