Showing posts from March, 2018

Other Places You Can Find Rod's Shrimp

Did you know that I also post on Facebook and Instagram ? You can find Rod's Shrimp on whichever social media site you prefer. :)

Thinking About Getting Some Shrimp?

Here are my top 4 tips for new shrimp keepers for before you get started:

This Morning in the Shrimp Tanks

Some shots of the Blue Velvet shrimp:

And hey, it looks like someone grew out of their shell and molted today in the Crystal Red tank. I may see some breeding there again soon.

I really want to have more Crystal Red baby shrimp.

100 YouTube Subscribers

I finally reached 100 subscribers on YouTube. Now I have a nice simple easy to remember URL. Sale on Tropical USA Fish Foods

Save 50% off on Tropical USA brand fish foods from now through June 7, 2018 while supplies last. Discount applies at checkout.  With Promo Code 50TROP
(unfortunately this deal is only valid in the USA)

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Why aren't my Crystal Red Shrimp breeding like the Blue Velvets?

Why aren't my Crystal Red Shrimp breeding like the Blue Velvets? I'm reaching out for help from other shrimp keepers. What can I do to make things better for the Crystal Reds?

How Did We Get a Shrimp In The 65 Gallon Tank?

We've been having troubles with the neon tetras in the 65 gallon tank. They are sick. at first it looked like a body fungus as the dorsal fins would get a white fuzz on them then the fish got sick and started behaving erratically, having troubles staying upright, as if they had a swim bladder problem, they would swim off on their own away from the group and hover as if sleeping, but much more twitchy than when they sleep, and soon after the sick fish always died.

We've been separating the sick ones to try to minimize the spread, and treating both the main tank and the quarantine bucket with Tetra/Jungle Lifeguard (it is sold under the Tetra brand in some places and Jungle brand in others) but it is not helping. At the time I'm writing this we've lost 6 of 10 tetras. We bought them in groups of 5 from 2 different shops. As cliche as it might sound I think now that our Neon Tetras are dying of Neon Tetra disease (a parasite) and that is why the medication is not working.…

How to Make Moss Mats

In my opinion, every shrimp keeper needs plants.
Moss is easy and provides the shrimp with lots of grazing area, and places for baby shrimp to hide.

Here is a video I made on how to make a moss mat for your shrimp tank.

Let's look in on the Cherry Shrimp in the Betta tank shall we?

It's been a while since the Cherries in the Betta tank got any coverage. Can you tell from the video when this guy spotted Bill swimming around?

There's Always a Mommy Shrimp or Two in the Blue Tank Now

A couple of moms-to-be hang out on top of the sponge filter with (probably) one of the dads.