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Old 12-15-2012, 11:12 PM   #171 
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sorry for my ignorance but what does blanching mean?
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:35 PM   #172 
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http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blanching_(cooking)
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:26 AM   #173 
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:45 AM   #174 
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Right now, I have a ten gal community tank and a three gal for my VT male. I'd like to add a couple of shrimp to both tank sometime after or just before Christmas, depending on the money situation {Also have to restore my platie ratio}. How many shrimp would be suggested for each of these? {Community has as of right now, three platies, soon to be four, one balloon molly who might be adopted out and one VT male betta.}
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:55 AM   #175 
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Just found an awesome youtube video. Feel free to skip to 1:45 for the fun to start. Yep, a new hatched shrimplet. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a651SlMoX7s
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:25 AM   #176 
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Sorry for the double post, but another short clip. You can see the shrimplet emerging, tail first and all!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8ZR227DSxU
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:11 PM   #177 
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I love the fanning.
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:02 PM   #178 
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Just out of curiousity, after doing a bit of studying, are red crystal shrimp alright to be housed with bettas in large tanks? They are fresh water tropicals, but does anyone have experience with them?
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:02 AM   #179 
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not with bettas. I had a few once, but I lost them in an unfortunate accident.

They were only a cm in length. They are nearly identical to the care of cherries, except I think special food might be needed to keep the colours vibrant. I may be mistaken. I'm sure they would gobble down any algae wafer they could get.
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putting CRS in a betta tank is loke flushing money down the toilet
they are also much fussier about water parameters than cherry shrimps. some googling will tell you that these are not your beginner shrimp.

they also prefer cooler temperatures, which means if you keep your betta at 80F... forget it

They also prefer PH levels of around 6, and medium hard water. which means you will need to purchase A GH + KH test kit too :O

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