Joined: Oct 16, 2014 Posts: 20 Location: Marthahalli, Bangalore
Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:43 am Post subject: Anyone who has or had Cardinal shrimp in Bangalore?
I need advice from people who has or had cardinal shrimp or other sulawesi shrimps. I would like to know:
1. the challenges in keep them in Bangalore. Common mistakes done by starters.
2. are sulawesi mineral a must?
3. Can they be keep in heavy planted tank with no CO2 or Ferts?
4. Is it easy to breed?
5. Can they be kept with other neocaridina shrimp, Ghost Shrimp and Amano Shrimp.
6. Apx cost of cardinal shrimp in Bangalore
7. is TDS, gH and kH critical? can we maintain apx recommended value or should it be accurate?
Joined: Mar 15, 2010 Posts: 209 Location: Bangalore
Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:04 pm Post subject: Re: Anyone who has or had Cardinal shrimp in Bangalore?
Two things thats always strike my mind when it comes to Sulwaesi's are Ph and Temperature. These are key to the success in keeping Sulawesi shrimps. I dont think it is is necessary to keep them in a planted tank. Something good to do , is add some Sulwaesi snails, like the rabbit snail, to give them a feel of @home.
One of the trusted sites for Shrimp keeping, talks a lot about these and others in the hobby:
Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:09 pm Post subject: Re: Anyone who has or had Cardinal shrimp in Bangalore?
1] Cant say anyting specific about Bangalore but some mistakes made by Newbies is not doing enough research, not setting up and cycling the tank long enough and not providing close to and stable ideal prameters
2] Depends on your water and tank. If you can come close to their ideal parameters with your tap water or buffer it in the tank and keep these parameters stable, you will not need buffers. I would still recommend them to use for remineralising RO water to use for WC
3] There are only a few plants that will do Ok in the conditions that they thrive in so they wont be possible in a regular planted tank
5] Some cherries and ghost shrimp might survive but generally their requirements are quite different from our regular shrimp. Kep it a species only tank
6] No idea
7] All 3 parameters are important. Try and get as close to ideal as possible but above all else keep stable parameters
8] Read up about them as much as you can and allow your tank to mature for atleast 1.5-2 months before you get them. This way the biofilm has enough time to develop and you can practice getting your parameters close to ideal as well as how to adjust the parmeters of your WC water so that it is as close to the tank water
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