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Discussion in 'Private Collections & Pets' started by ZooBinh, 31 Mar 2018.

  1. ZooBinh

    ZooBinh Well-Known Member

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    Maybe a betta or a pea puffer.
     
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    Uploaded photos of most of my fish to the Pets and Private Collections gallery. :)
     
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    Just an update. All of my Honey Gouramis have since passed away, and on December 28th I welcomed 2 Peacock Gudgeons into my 10g and 2 RCS into my 1.5g. One of the shrimp have died and my surviving one does this weird thing where it acts dead and comes alive again. It'll lay on its side and when I poke it with a net it stays dead for a minute until it comes back to life. Any ideas?
     
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    From my experience with shrimp, it's either getting ready to molt or it probably won't be around long. :(
     
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    He passed through the night, so what I'll do is probably get 15 shrimp next time for better survival after I replant, and recycle the tank. I want to revamp the 1.5g. While I am saddened by their deaths, I am glad I wasn't too attached to them.
     
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    Always a bummer losing something from the tank. You're working with Red Cherry Shrimp if I remember correctly? How big are they if you're housing 15 in a 1.5 gallon?
     
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    They are around 1/2-1.6 inches, plus I am probably getting blue dream shrimp next time (they were more attractive to the eye) and will probably get 7-8 shrimp as my fear of seeing shrimp gather has been restored.
     
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    What exactly do you mean here? Little confused.
     
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    I get really freaked out seeing shrimp in those little clusters (seen in image) because it makes me think of ants (I have a fear of them, but I love them).
    [​IMG]
     
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    I don't currently own any fishes. I owned many fairground goldfish when I was little but I don't have much memory of them. I do however have fond memories of a betta fish I owned for some years. I gave him the most amazing name: Batty (bay-tee). I was never good at naming things when I was younger. I'm still not the greatest but better. I bought him about 10 years ago and he died about 5 years ago. He looked like this: [​IMG]
     
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    Ah, gotcha. My shrimp never did that, though they weren't really a species to do that I don't think.
     
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    I see those pictures a lot, and my fear is that if they breed a lot they'll break out (VERY UNLIKELY) but really that's just one of my odd nightmares...
     
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    Trust me dawg, just go for the larger number. Shrimp only ball up like that if you offer them a single, large feeding opportunity. Just stick to small shrimp pellets/flakes, or other small food items, then they won't cluster. Or if you HAVE to feed single, large food items, just plunk it in before you go to bed or leave for school. By the time you wake up/get home, it will either be consumed completely or the shrimp will be full and non-clumping.
     
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    Thank you for the advice! I know that I was going to stick on the smaller size, but I found a good deal of 25 RCS for $40 USD. Should I go for it (I have a 1.5g, I know it could be a problem)?
     
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    What's the dimensions of your 1.5 gallon? Shrimp are pretty light bio load, but that sounds a little crowded to me. That said I don't have experience with RCS, only Peppermint Shrimp and Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp.
     
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    Do someone here have Tateurndina ocellicauda or Killifish?
    I have a small acquarium (35×35) and I wanted do renovate it
     
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    I had a T. ocellicauda a while ago, very enjoyable fish. @ZooBinh currently has a pair, he could also give you some input.
     
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    I'd include hiding places with a lot of plants (not only does it look pretty, it makes them feel safer). Let me know if you have any more questions. :)
     
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    Are they easy to keep and breed?
    What do they eat?
     
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    They'll eat frozen bloodworms, brine shrimp, etc. Frozen foods are nutritious for them, and they should be kept ~80 degrees, they'll thrive and breed. They are shy at first, but their personalities will grow after a while. I recommend you do some research, there's a lot of useful information out there.
     
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