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2009/07/18 13:55:52 (permalink)

BiOrb Aquarium Update (again)

Seems as though it's not looking good for the second of the two fire shrimp we've got. One shed it's shell when we first got them a few weeks back, and after the other one shed about 7-10days ago we have seen nothing of it.

My brother is getting ready for a 25% water change this weekend, but before he does he put in a volcano cover thing to go over the bubble tube in the aquarium and in the process was able to move a few rocks and take a look to try and find Buba & Gump but could definitely only see the one.





He's hoping next week will be the first chance to think about getting some fish in, but i'm going to try and get him to take his time as it'll be a real waste of money to have a fish go the way of the shrimp.

Awesome pic, but Tony you're not doing yourself many favours posting up tips on preventing the gag reflex and then a picture of a guy touching his toes - Ak
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    RedHotF
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    Re:BiOrb Aquarium Update (again) 2009/07/18 15:08:37 (permalink)
    Where's the other shrimp gone then?  Has it been eaten? 
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    Re:BiOrb Aquarium Update (again) 2009/07/18 15:09:14 (permalink)
    i keep shirmps quite a few years.  most shrimps shed when they grow up.  It is most vulnerable time for them. Sometimes, if you change the water,  the new water have very different parameter, such as PH, GH, KH from the old water, the shrimp will be forced to shed. and they may die.
    some of my high grade crystal red from Japan died because of this, they will not die immediately, they just became weaker and weaker.

    Do not keep shrimp with fish. for small shrimps, the fish will eat it. Meanwhile, some strong type shrimps will attak some fish as well.
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    Re:BiOrb Aquarium Update (again) 2009/07/18 15:29:36 (permalink)
    I hope you have the strong type shrimp.
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    Re:BiOrb Aquarium Update (again) 2009/07/18 15:59:48 (permalink)
    Comeonin - are you sure about not keeping the shrimp with fish? The various manuals and guides i have been looking at specifically list a bunch of compatible creatures and a suitable set of things to have in your BiOrb; Nemo fish (clownfish i think), Snails, Crabs, and Shrimp are a standard mixture.

    RedHotF yeah it is a shame. I honestly don't know if there is anything wrong with the conditions in the aquarium, or if it's just bad luck that the change of conditions is too much for some of them.

    Hoping that the fish will be a little hardier. It does seem as though the steep learning curve takes a while to master and then you inevitably lose a few things along the way.

    Awesome pic, but Tony you're not doing yourself many favours posting up tips on preventing the gag reflex and then a picture of a guy touching his toes - Ak
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    Re:BiOrb Aquarium Update (again) 2009/07/18 16:05:43 (permalink)
    depends on what kind of shrimp you are keeping
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    Re:BiOrb Aquarium Update (again) 2009/07/18 17:44:01 (permalink)
    So Fire Shrimp as mentioned earlier are ok?

    Awesome pic, but Tony you're not doing yourself many favours posting up tips on preventing the gag reflex and then a picture of a guy touching his toes - Ak
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