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  1. #1

    Cool Blue Jelly Shrimp - Neocaridina Heteropoda var. Blue Jelly


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    Pretty cool new variant...here's a couple of slightly blurry snaps I took before the lights went out last night.



    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan
    ~ My 350 Litre Tank Journal ~

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    These are great! What did they set you back?
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    More than I intended to spend!

    At my LFS, red cherries tend to be around the 3 mark. These were 8 but the store manager gave me them for 7 a piece which was nice of him. I know I can get them online for 5 but my LFS is invaluable to me so I'd rather pay more and get continued excellent service (they have helped me out with broken filters in the past which was a real life-saver).

    They were SUPER sensitive when acclimating them (three hours) and I wasn't sure if they would actually live as a few of them were lying on their sides and looking stressed after I introduced the first ten drops to their bag. However, I gave them plenty of time and very gradual, but increasing, acclimation and they perked up after release. I didn't see any bodies when I left for work this morning so I'm hoping they'll be a success. They're certainly a striking contrast to the reds.

    The store also had some fascinating red-nosed shrimp (Caridina gracilirostris) which looked fantastic, and were around the 10 mark. I'm going to read up on them as they would be a nice addition and won't interbreed like all my others will - although a quick Google of this species suggests they should be kept in brackish conditions.

    Black and white Taiwan bees were at a similar reasonable price (around 10), although I wasn't sure if my water was good enough for them (too hard) so I left them alone as I'd really feel the pinch if any died on me. They also had some crazy priced high grade shrimp for about 90 a piece! Not touching them!
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    Whew... that is just crazy! Ill stick with my nice RCS and maybe a tank of blues after a while. I know a couple local breeders so I may be able to find some cheap. Great to know about water conditions. Do you have an accurate species profile on them?
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    For the blue jellies? The species profile would be the same as RCS as it's the same species...just a different colour variant. You can get yellows too.
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    Ya know I figured that... see I can keep them in my liquid rock but I am iffy on them if they are that hard to acclimate...
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    Well, I'll let you know if I lose any. I'm in London which has pretty hard water (7.5pH out of my tap). My LFS keeps their shrimp in half London tap water and half RO water.

    I must admit I've never had stress-free acclimation with shrimp. They ALWAYS look really stressed and lie on their side/back for a couple of hours before recovering. I'm normally convinced I've killed them. I'm not sure why as I do it so slowly and ensure the temperature is stable, aerated etc. For these I did it by hand (adding ten to twenty drops every 10 minutes and aerating/circulating with a 5ml dropper - talk about labour intensive care!) as it was too cold in our flat to acclimate in a bucket. With these I also dumped all the bag water into the tank, which I don't normally do, but I wanted every chance of diluting the hard water in this case. I do hope it pays off.

    I'm considering changing my maintenance routine and doing 10% water changes every evening, instead of 50%-60% a week, to keep things more stable for them. I've also added black alder cones to the tank which I've read can be beneficial.
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    Let me know how it works, these shrimp are really pretty and I could see me doing a species only 5 gal setup. Really a great find!
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

  9. #9

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    Very nice looking; good buy firefly.
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  10. #10

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    Here's a few more snappy snaps...all blues looking well I'm pleased to announce. There was the slightest milkiness in the water so I tested for ammo, trite and trate but readings were 0, 0, ~5, so all ok. Might be the alien water I dumped in last night.





    Here's a hybrid Cherry Red x Rili

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