Hmmm . . . now I have to consider buying some RCS on Aquabid. I'd like to, got to look into it. Sorta broke right now. >_> I could put some in the 20g, there aren't any shrimp there. Also in the sorority when the ich treatment is over . . . hmm.
Good thing they have it at Petco and Petsmart, at least the water will be similar and shouldn't shed that much. The one little piece I got hasn't shed at all, maybe a few things but I can't see any needles.
2 for $14, what the heck! I would go on Aquabid to get them, shipping is the only real pain, but you get like 30 I think it is for around maybe $30 including tax. And they don't eat the babies either so you could sell them, to people like me lol.
My ghost shrimp in my sorority are actually pretty active and will swim with the Bettas sometimes. The girls don't bug them at all, it is crazy.
Okay, so I think I have 2 females and the rest are males. I'd love some RCS too just so I can actually see them (can't see the ghosties unless they're right at the front of the tank) but the only store here that sells them had them 2 for $14. Too expensive for a potential betta snack.
Hornwort is a great plant for any tank that has babies in it because the leaves do provide lots of cover for fry or I guess baby shrimps too. It might shed a lot when you first put it in but it should in theory stop shedding so much once it gets used to your water. The added bonus is it does well in cooler temps too.
If I can remember, I think the males are smaller? I think they have larger antanas. Not sure though. I have 3 pregnant shrimp out of 6, though one is still small. I would like to get some RCS but there are no Petshops around me that carries them, and on Aquabid I would have to buy so many.
That sounds like a pain, especially since I don't have any more heaters and no place to put any hospital tanks.
I think I may get some more hornwort lol it looks alright, and it would give the shrimp more cover.
Most of the ghost shrimp look full grown but there are a few smaller ones. I don't know if female shrimp are smaller than males? I have two in my planted 3 gallon and 1 on one side of a divided 5.5g and 2 on the other side. I haven't seen the 1 shrimp but I've seen the others.
Oh man, I think I'd cry if I got ich in a planted tank. As it is, I remember the first time my sorority got ich. I VMed OFL in a panic asking how to clean the tank with so many decorations in it. I think the only way to treat ich in a planted tank is to cup them out and put them in a hospital tank. Fortunately, they're all fake plants and this time, the ich isn't very bad. They just got stressed from some bad water (betta log leaked something) and from being moved to a 15g. Also, my girl Zenny jumped out a few nights through the space where the filter is so they're trying to figure out a new hierarchy without her.
Ich would suck so bad in my planted tank! Not even sure how to combat it. Would I just cup them or something?
How big are the ghosties? I am looking to getting more, may check out Petsmart just because I got mine from their and they were all full grown. Now two have eggs and I am not sure how long it takes for them to have babies. I still need to get prefilters for my filter so the babies hopefully don't get sucked up, if they don't get eaten by the adults.
I would totally buy but shipping is a pain in the butt, if there are a lot of good sized ones notify me when you have them available.
I love the wiggle dance. My girls have ich right now so they aren't quite as keen on wiggling but when they feel happy, they swim into each other looking for food.
I just got ghost shrimp and guppies but they're regular fancy guppies, not endlers. If the guppies drop fry, you're welcome to some. 1 male and 3 females so if these guppies live (all my previous ones didn't), I should have fry every few months.
Buwahaha. For me, the best way to have hornwort was in the lawn and garden bin. It shed so much in the bag on the way home, I said "No way am I putting this in my tank." Haha, but if you can get it to grow, it will take off and be a super plant. I would strip the leaves off the bottom inch or so and plant in the substrate.
Oh, but since yours is a broken piece . . . hmm. If you float it, it will grow roots from its nodes and when the roots are about two inches long you can nip them off and plant them. So you could float it for a few weeks before planting it.
Okay I came back from Petco the other day with 2 bunches of Rotala, a sword, and the guy accidently broke a part of a hornwort plant so i am trying to nurse it back. I am only keeping it because I have heard it is an ammonia killer. What's the best way to have hornwort? Mine is floating.