View Full Version : RCS Excitement!

01-08-2012, 12:29 AM
I bought 5 RCS a few weeks ago - I knew that they were multiplying but didn't know to what extent. Today I bought some hornwort and within 30 minutes there were dozens on the plants! I was thrilled!

01-08-2012, 03:57 PM
thumbs2: Its always nice to know things are going well even when you do not get to watch!lolthumbs2:
Get some pics up.:19:

01-08-2012, 04:00 PM
Sounds like your tank is doing great for your shrimp to reproduce like that.

Great job

I've always wanted to get some shrimp but they would just become lunch in my tank

01-09-2012, 12:30 AM
I love watching my RCS so I know how you feel. thumbs2:

Congrad's on your new community of shrimp. Keep cleaning that tank so you dont end up getting these ugly pests.

01-09-2012, 12:39 AM
Oh, I am religious about water changes and a clean tank - just a little OCD.

Thanks for the responses.

Strider - what is that a pic of?

01-09-2012, 02:38 AM
Planaria, it a worm like organism that will eventually find it's way into your tank. They are hard to get rid of once they have established themselves. They really dont hurt the shrimp but are annoying.

01-09-2012, 02:43 AM
Ok, gotcha...thanks!

01-09-2012, 02:51 AM
No problem. My first shrimp tank was awesome until these darn things showed up. As I tried to rid the tank of them I must have done something that my shrimp could deal with. It ended poorly for both of us.
I now gravel vac my 10 gallon weekly and keep the feeding down. I also have a dwarf gourami which I hope eats the little swimming critters before they turn into those ugly worms.
There are a few threads in the shrimp section on my losing battle.
Here is one of them if your interested,

01-09-2012, 02:59 AM
Wow - you did have a mess of trouble there...this is a 29 gallon tank and I do have 3 guppies, baby mystery snails and some ADF - do you think they will eat that sort of thing when they come around?? This tank was cycled immediately since I upgraded from a 10 gallon and used the media (filter media and gravel.)

01-09-2012, 03:10 AM
I think any fish will take care of those critters. When I first noticed them they were like small 1/8 inch little worms swimming through the water. Any fish in my opinion would have eaten them. Thats why this time I have the dwarf gourami in there with my shrimp. Your guppies will most likely do the same.

01-09-2012, 03:12 AM
I sure hope so!!! thanks, again~

01-09-2012, 05:05 AM
Here are a few of them. I have been trying all evening to get a good pic with a bunch on there at once.

01-11-2012, 12:13 AM
Congrats on all the baby shrimpies! I've neglected my shrimp tank over the past couple months and the population went down. I'm back on track now with both tanks so hopefully I'll see some baby shrimpies in the near future too!