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Re: [Killietalk] Fresh Water Shrimp
My best succeses with shirmp have been in heavily planted tanks, moderate
light, and minimal disturbances. These tanks are the ones I use to grow
snails, infusoria, scuds, and protozoans. Some have Moina or daphnia
populations. The tanks have hard water with pH of 7.0-7.4.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Wright Huntley" <whuntley at verizon_net>
To: "killifish discussion list" <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2003 3:12 PM
Subject: Re: [Killietalk] Fresh Water Shrimp
> Hi Tom,
> I have kept several varieties of fresh-water shrimp and Pygmy Crayfish
> (but not Amanos). Learned a couple of things in the process. Never found
> a really good book, tho.
> They seem to like harder water. [Need Ca, Mg to make chitin?]
> They also responded well to above-average levels of iodide (not iodine)
> in the water. [May have triggered spawning, IDK.]
> Some, like crawdads, are really cannibalistic, so lots of rocky
> structure and bushy plants may help some babies survive a molt or two.
> All are very shy and vulnerable, right after a molt, until the shell
> hardens a bit.
> I fed lots of algae/zucchini and bbs as well as blackworms and other
> good conditioning flake food to get them to reproduce. Heavy build-up of
> mulm seemed best.
> Tom McLean wrote:
> > Anyone:
> > I picked up some amano shrimp at the last NWK meeting. They have
> > sparked an interest in the little guys. Would anyone suggest a text
> > that might cover their care and feeding. Is it possible to put some in
> > the daphnia and have them multiply?
> > Thanks;
> > Tom McLean
> > AKA, NWK
> > NANFA
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