View Full Version : Red Rili shrimps tank

24th Nov 2012, 02:50 AM
This tank is new volume 30 litres I cycled it for 2 months till it balanced. The substrate is RioCafe of Brightwell aquatics for shrimps color is light brown .

The tank has a mixture of tap water+JBL anti-chlorine and RO. Water change 30 per cent once in two weeks.
Ferts Florin Axis (for liquid carbon) of Brightwell aquatics and Flourish of Seachem once a week half the dosage recommended by the manufacturers for this tank size.
Lights 0.5 w/l for 6 hrs tank temp.is steady 25 degrees. The tank has an external filter with filter wool, Sera siporax, JBL ceramic rings, etc.
A sponge is attached at the filter intake to avoid shrimps from entering the filter.

The tank has variety of moss like peacock, giant moss, taiwan, singapore,fissidens fontanus, stringy, triangle moss, round pellia, wirror moss tied on driftwood, stainless steel mesh and tiny volcano stones.
I tried plants like Anubias Coffefolia, Echinodorus vesuvius and cryptocoryne parva but they started yellowing due to lack of ferts (I cannot add all the micro and macro ferts) so I transferred them to my planted tank.

Only hydrocotyle tripartita, Anubias nana, Vallisneria and Java fern are responding well in this tank. Floating plant is Amazon frogbit the shrimps love to hang and eat micro-organizms from the roots.

This tank is very beautiful looks just like an enchanted forest but the pictures do not justify the beauty.




25th Nov 2012, 12:27 PM
Nice... It looks like a garden of eden for your shrimp.

13th Dec 2012, 05:53 PM
looks Good!!:)

18th Dec 2012, 04:22 AM
very nice..
can you please post a photo of:" wirror moss tied on driftwood".
I don't think i know this one.

18th Dec 2012, 05:13 PM
Wirror moss on driftwood

This moss is fleshy, has long triangle shaped dark green leaves.

I saw a few Rili babies last sunday. It must be from the first female.
Out of 4 females 3 dropped eggs coz it was their first time only one experienced large female carried the eggs till she released them.

19th Dec 2012, 02:18 AM
thank you.
initially i thought it was a typo, and you were talking about willow moss, but now i see.
good luck with the rili shrimp!