My Shrimp Tanks - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-01-2012, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
emeraldsky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 476
My Shrimp Tanks

I was taking pictures last night so I figure I might as well throw these up on here and show them off ~

My 29g Cherry Shrimp tank
Cherries.jpg
I also have a few Otos in there, 3 assassins snails, and so many pond snails.


My 5g snowball Shrimp tank
Snowballs.jpg
It has Malaysian trumpets snails and for right now, 2 mystery snails. I'll be upgrading them into a 10g on Friday, payday needs to come sooner ;-;



Now all I need are some of those orange shrimp and I'll be set. Anyone selling those for stupidly cheap? XD
emeraldsky is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-01-2012, 10:05 PM
Member
 
PaintingPintos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Very far away from you!
Posts: 376
YOU HAVE NO IDEA
HOW JEALOUS I AM
I HAVE AN INFATUATION
WITH SHRIMP
ESPECIALLY MY SINGLE MALE GHOST SHRIMP NAMED ASH
BROCK WAS GIVEN AWAY AND MISTY WAS EATEN
WHY AM I TYPING IN CAPS LOCK
OTHERWISE I AM AS JEALOUS AS HELL AND I WANT TO STEAL ALL OF YOUR SHRIMP....
By the way, how many shrimp are in the cherry tank??

7 bettas, 2 goldfish, 50+ (accidental) snails, 2 parakeets, 1 dog, 2 cats


Rest in peace Butch, greatest dog ever, Omelette the Veiltail, and Chipita the Veiltail
PaintingPintos is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-01-2012, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
emeraldsky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 476
Quote:
Originally Posted by PaintingPintos View Post
YOU HAVE NO IDEA
HOW JEALOUS I AM
I HAVE AN INFATUATION
WITH SHRIMP
ESPECIALLY MY SINGLE MALE GHOST SHRIMP NAMED ASH
BROCK WAS GIVEN AWAY AND MISTY WAS EATEN
WHY AM I TYPING IN CAPS LOCK
OTHERWISE I AM AS JEALOUS AS HELL AND I WANT TO STEAL ALL OF YOUR SHRIMP....
By the way, how many shrimp are in the cherry tank??

SHRIMP ARE FANTASTIC
I ALSO LIKE THEM A LOT
ASH SOUNDS AWESOME

I've no clue how many shrimp I have in my cherry tank, maybe around 100?
Theres so many hiding places in there XD

I know for a fact I have 9 snowballs though lol
emeraldsky is offline  
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-01-2012, 10:58 PM
Member
 
Pearl2011's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 246
Nice! I'm thinking of getting shrimp too.

I'm sorry if I sound super stupid (Im laughing at my stupidity as I type this), but do shrimp swim? I want to put them in my 25 gallon 24x20x12 (LxHxW) and I would want to see them on more then just the bottom. Do they climb the driftwood? I envy your tanks!!

I apoligiz fore mie stoopiditee. <-- Had to type that :)

We were two ships in the night
Hell bent on trying to survive and
Capsized
Pearl2011 is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-01-2012, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
emeraldsky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 476
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pearl2011 View Post
Nice! I'm thinking of getting shrimp too.

I'm sorry if I sound super stupid (Im laughing at my stupidity as I type this), but do shrimp swim? I want to put them in my 25 gallon 24x20x12 (LxHxW) and I would want to see them on more then just the bottom. Do they climb the driftwood? I envy your tanks!!

I apoligiz fore mie stoopiditee. <-- Had to type that :)
No worries, I didn't know much about shrimp activities until I got them X3


Yes, I have shrimp zoom around the tank all the time, though I think its because I have a ton of floating plants that they have to swim up to. I see them all the time hanging upside done, its pretty cute X)

Though I dont have anything in the tank that can really hunt down my shrimp so thats probably why they arent that shy.
emeraldsky is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-03-2012, 01:07 PM
Member
 
Silverfang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Newfoundland
Posts: 2,692
I am so jealous. I have no luck. Overnight I lost 8 RCS, 6 Rili, 1 ghost and 5 CRS. Nothing to hunt them (unless my trumpets are closet murderers).

Don't be surprised if you have some stolen... I am a glutton for punishment.
Silverfang is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-03-2012, 04:41 PM
Member
 
kfryman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Fremont, CA
Posts: 2,252
Nice tanks, I plan on setting up a cherry tank (the right way lol), I just need to find out how much it will all cost to do.

I learned that shrimp don't like big water changes. I read that they only like 10% of their water changed weekly, I guess it makes it easier on the person.


15 Gallon NPT
1g no tech bowl in the making

Last edited by kfryman; 07-03-2012 at 04:44 PM.
kfryman is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-04-2012, 12:50 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
emeraldsky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 476
Quote:
Originally Posted by Silverfang View Post
I am so jealous. I have no luck. Overnight I lost 8 RCS, 6 Rili, 1 ghost and 5 CRS. Nothing to hunt them (unless my trumpets are closet murderers).

Don't be surprised if you have some stolen... I am a glutton for punishment.
Im sorry to hear that D:
I had an outbreak of shrimp deaths in my cherry tank that I never found out the cause of though I have a sneaking suspicion it may have been my assassins...




Quote:
Originally Posted by kfryman View Post
Nice tanks, I plan on setting up a cherry tank (the right way lol), I just need to find out how much it will all cost to do.

I learned that shrimp don't like big water changes. I read that they only like 10% of their water changed weekly, I guess it makes it easier on the person.
I dont /think/ mine too too much to set up, honestly most of the movey ive spent has all been on plants since I think I have about 13 different species in there XD

Anyways, almost everything I found at different times on craigslist so it was all pretty cheap. I can list out the costs if you like ^^

Most things dont like big water changes, though shrimp are clean so you really dont have to do much. With my tank I generally do a 20% water change every 2 weeks.
emeraldsky is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-04-2012, 06:45 AM
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: North Atlanta, Woodstock
Posts: 2
freshwater shrimp and using barley

Hey hey,
Has anybody used or know about using barley bales in a filtration system to control string (filament sp?) algae in aquarium housing/breeding shrimps. The system consistes of (10) 55's and (2)75 gal. sumps. Very good water turn over.at roughly three times and hour on most. Some are adjusted to a little less because of the number of newies and fry. The tanks also are used for blue-eyes, nanos, dwarf varieties that do not feed off of the fry and young as a rule. The barley is used to reduce fil. algae and water clarity but does it kill the benificial algae the the shrimp grase on?
Also have a variety of nerites and large snails.
Any advice is welcome. I use it in my pond and works there very well but it only holds koi.

Last edited by bowbass; 07-04-2012 at 06:51 AM. Reason: to clarify the question and spelling
bowbass is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-04-2012, 08:53 AM
Member
 
teeneythebetta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 3,297
Quote:
Originally Posted by PaintingPintos View Post
YOU HAVE NO IDEA
HOW JEALOUS I AM
I HAVE AN INFATUATION
WITH SHRIMP
ESPECIALLY MY SINGLE MALE GHOST SHRIMP NAMED ASH
BROCK WAS GIVEN AWAY AND MISTY WAS EATEN
WHY AM I TYPING IN CAPS LOCK
OTHERWISE I AM AS JEALOUS AS HELL AND I WANT TO STEAL ALL OF YOUR SHRIMP....
By the way, how many shrimp are in the cherry tank??
Pokemon shrimp! xD

“Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem.”
― A.A. Milne
__________________________________
Espeon female halfmoon / 10G

Jolteon male dumbo plakat / 10G
teeneythebetta is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bamboo Shrimp / Singapore Wood Shrimp / Atyopsis Moluccensis JahBetta Betta Fish Compatibility 2 07-04-2012 07:05 AM
Got some cherry shrimp for my tanks! Kiwimommy Betta Fish Compatibility 11 05-29-2011 11:03 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome