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08-12-2019 07:04 AM
Old Dog 59 The tanks are looking sweet. I'm sorry to hear about the filter problem. I have one Aqueon 10 I replaced with a Top Fin 10 only because the flow rate was so high in Blue's tank. So I put in a Top Fin 10 but left it run wide open and put a piece of filter sponge across the discharge with a rubber band. the tank stays well filtered and the flow is redirected to strait down and doesn't produce much current. Blue is happy and is able to eat, with out having to chase his food all over the tank.

The only problem I have with algae in a tank is in Morry, and Gilford's tank. I know it's because of the lighting, and when I can I will take care of that problem. But until then I scrape the Green hair algae off the plants and scrub down the sides to keep the algae at bay. I have also noticed some brown algae on the plant leaves in all the tanks so they get scrubbed off too. I do that about once a week. Keeps me busy and allows me to bother the herd. They kind of think OMG he's playing with my plants again. I keep telling them it's better that than putting them in a transition bowl and doing a 100% cleaning. (they all agree) LOL
08-12-2019 05:42 AM
bluesamphire And another pic of after the water change and hornwort hack back

The shrimp always get more active after a water change. Have installed a new filter in back left corner, to eventually replace the hang on back one, because I cannot stand the noise much longer. It used to be silent, but now it bubbles and spurts because of an airlock in the intake pipe that I cannot get rid of. Suspect a faulty seal around the flow adjuster.

Unfortunately, the new filter is white. Need a tall plant in front of it asap! hopefully it will go sludge green as soon as possible. LOL.
08-12-2019 02:03 AM
bluesamphire Just a v quick pictorial update.

The new light is making the plants grow like weeds, which is great.

Still got green hair algae on the moss balls and the weeping moss, but nowhere else. The yellow shrimp seem to ignore it, it’s up to me to keep on top of it.

My cheap allpondsolutions HOB filter gets noisy if the water drops by a millimetre, which I find annoying.

The shrimp have now produced 3 spawns, so have little pale yellow shrimplets at different growth stages. Tagawa only gets one if it swims within an inch of his nose.

Assassin is doing well.

Will post 3 pics.
1st is 2 shrimplets on a leaf (with baby pond snails)
Second is an adult shrimp and the assassin
Third is whole tank. Definitely time to do some plant pruning. Haha.

Water change later today, so will do it then.
07-24-2019 02:30 PM
bluesamphire Yes indeed.
Mea culpa.

I am a bad, bad, mum!
07-24-2019 01:46 PM
Old Dog 59 Oh that poor little man. You put him in a new home with temptation. It's like Adam and Eve. only this guy loves shrimp. he isn't doing anything you didn't do in front of him. Shame on you MUM. LMBO.
07-24-2019 12:18 PM
bluesamphire Brill!

And I donít think we will have a population explosion too soon. I watched Tagawa snap one up today, and i suspect he has been busy.
Yesterday, i saw several babies. Today, none.
RIP babies.

Clearly, his hunting skills just needed a little fins-on experience. :(
Will have to do a daily roll call for the adults, in case he gets a taste for yellow nigiri
But Iím hoping he stays too wimpy for that, or he could be moving home, yet again!
07-24-2019 11:56 AM
RussellTheShihTzu You don't need to worry about feeding baby shrimp as yours is a fairly mature tank. If you have an HOB check inside the filter as, even with a filter sponge, I found some babies. I never worried about vacuuming. What I did was keep my finger poised over the output part of the vacuum. If I thought I saw a baby being swept up I just closed off the opening. Never did get one, though.

You can have 100 shrimp per gallon so I don't think you'll be terribly overcrowded terribly soon.
07-23-2019 03:20 PM
bluesamphire
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Originally Posted by DaceyJ View Post
😂 Shrimp scare tactics.
I have a betta in a 5g by my husband's chair and he was sitting there eating fish and chips. He set the bottle of tartar sauce next to the tank and I just looked at him and asked "Is that a threat?"

When I had my brackish tank I had a bunch of ghost shrimp in there that always bred like crazy. I just used pantyhose (lol) over the siphon to avoid casualties. My dragon goby would occasionally munch them by accident when they would sit on his food, so I never really worried about having too much. Maybe Tagawa will learn from example by watching you. 😁
Well, if they sat on Gobiís food... haha!
Wonderful images.
07-23-2019 01:41 PM
Old Dog 59 I can just see it now, Fish and chips, and prawns with cocktail sauce and tarter sauce sitting next to the betta tank. What a way to intimidate your boys. LOL
07-23-2019 12:51 PM
DaceyJ
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Originally Posted by bluesamphire View Post
LOL

Within an hour of first spotting the babies, I saw Tagawa take a snap at one (missed by a mile!), but there is always the chance he will pick them them off slowly.
He has never taken the slightest interest in the adult yellow shrimp (all of an inch long, but still growing a bit).
So he is obviously too wimpish to actually take on a ferocious grown up about 10% of his own size 😉 but he obviously thinks that babies are fair game.

I had prawns for lunch, yesterday, sitting at my desk next to this tank and all my cute little yellow shrimp. It was an uncomfortable experience!
😂 Shrimp scare tactics.
I have a betta in a 5g by my husband's chair and he was sitting there eating fish and chips. He set the bottle of tartar sauce next to the tank and I just looked at him and asked "Is that a threat?"

When I had my brackish tank I had a bunch of ghost shrimp in there that always bred like crazy. I just used pantyhose (lol) over the siphon to avoid casualties. My dragon goby would occasionally munch them by accident when they would sit on his food, so I never really worried about having too much. Maybe Tagawa will learn from example by watching you. 😁
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