Thread: Planted Nano Shrimp Tank
11-11-2012, 06:57 PM #71
Went to a fish show yesterday and came home with 10 rili shrimp. I know they will interbreed but that's ok with me.
After drip acclimating them over two hours I had absolutely no problems introducing them to the tank.
This is one of the paler ones.
11-11-2012, 07:02 PM #72
Nice looking shrimp. =]Tank 1: 20gal Long Planted Freshwater - 1 Crowntail Betta + 8 Oto Cats + 1 Horned Nerite Snail + 2 Orange Rabbit Snail + 5 Amano Shrimp
Tank 2: 75gal Planted Freshwater - 6 Serpaes + 1 Black Phantom + 3 Golden Wonder Killies + 1 Opaline Gourami + 2 Striped Raphael Cat + 4 SAEs + 5 Assassin Snails
Tank 3: 10gal Planted Brackish Water - 4 Nerite Snails
Tank 4: 10gal Planted Freshwater - 5 Rabbit Snails + RCS
My 75 Gal Journal
My Snail Breeding Journal
11-12-2012, 07:19 PM #73
Awesome tree!!! I love it. Nice shrimps too.Roll the Dice!
11-12-2012, 09:28 PM #74
Cheers, yeah it'll be interesting to see what the hybrids look like if they do breed when they mature.
11-12-2012, 09:55 PM #75
Awesome set up!
I really like the plantings and tree you have done!
And the shrimp look great!
CheersI think I want a bigger tank!!
11-13-2012, 11:52 AM #76
How much did you pay for the rili? I've been looking for some alternatives to go in with my cherries but hard to find over here and any I do find are wild in price. 6quid for 1.
11-13-2012, 11:58 AM #77
11-17-2012, 06:26 PM #78
Did some maintenance on the nano tonight. Glass needed a good clean so I did a few extra things as well. I took the filter out completely and took it apart, washing each section in a few litres of tank water. I cleaned the impeller for the first time...whoops, it was really covered in brown slime. I used some interdental brushes (ones used for your teeth!) to clean in all the little nooks and crannies in the filter. Worked well.
I gave the heater a good clean and wiped algae from the back wall before putting everything back in. Jeez do the shrimp get in the way all the time - they're so nosey! Every two minutes one was swimming onto the back of my hand to start "cleaning" it.
When I put the heater back I put it vertically behind the "tree" instead of how it was before (diagonally). I think it just about hides it. Better?
Here's a rili shrimp.
I gave the alternanthera another prune and replanted the cuttings. I don't know how many times I can get away with doing this, but I'd like a bushy back wall rather than letting them grow tall.
Here's a side view. I gave the tree another trim, but only a short back and sides this time so it doesn't cast too much shade - I'll leave the top to get a bit taller.
11-17-2012, 06:29 PM #79
The front lawn...lol. I haven't cut it this week.
Another rili doing its thing. I think I might have some black beard algae growing on the moss - all those little brown flecks in it. Hmmm...not sure what to do about that.
And here's a cherry eating a shed skin. Yummy.
One of the sakura cherries.
11-17-2012, 06:34 PM #80
The cryptocoryne beckettii seems to be doing well. I cut off a few old leaves.
Feeding time...all the cherries eat together...
...and the rilis eat together...