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    Quote Originally Posted by masele View Post
    Those lava stones aren't too red?? i always get away from lava rocks or stones for my shrimps tanks, they can carry some metals that aren't any good for the shrimps.
    I heard that lava stones are inert. Have them for years in many tanks with no problem.

    Those Red tigri what i received are actually Red cherry... But i got replacement - Blue leg poso
    Unfortunately Cardinals came dead, i will get them soon again.

    Now i have 2 adult Blue leg poso (M&F - Female have eggs ) and about 10-12 shrimplets. Some of them looks like real Red tigri, but for indetification i have to wait couple of weeks.
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    You are right, both lava rocks and sands are inert.

    Lava rock or any rocks that are red contains high amount of iron. In acidic water, these iron may leech out. For softwater shrimp tank, it will cause algae problem and if it gets extremely high (I mean real high as in few PPM), then it may kill shrimp. However for Sulawesi tank alkaline water, the iron will stay where it should be.

    Sounds like Blue Leg Poso is easy to breed. By the way, congratulation on your shrimplets.
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    Thank you hyoushoku! Here is female with eggs:

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    They are beautiful!!! The blue and orange color contrast nicely.
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    One thing to remind you. I saw your pack of Shirakura wafer then I remember.

    True captive breed Sulawesi shrimps are hard to come by, thus most Sulawesi shrimps still have the habit of eating fresh food, which are algae and bacteria. I don't keep Poso shrimps before, not sure is it applicable to it, but my Cardinal and Harlequin only like to pick the wafer just a little bit and I have to crush them into powder and scatter around their feeding area. End up I have to grow algae and also dose bacteria much more often.

    If you see your shrimps are not growing fast enough, which they should, then they are not eating well.
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    With this Shirakura i feed my Crystal shrimps, but you are right - Blue leg poso are not interested for it. They are usually on Marimo balls in search for food.
    What bacteria are you using?

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    What bacteria are you using? <--- This may sound strange, I don't dose shrimp specialty bacteria because they contain mostly wheat/soy powder. I usually dose Seachem Stability, which is those starter bacteria for normal aquarium.

    I am trying out probiotics for human (million times more bacteria count and way much cheaper) starting yesterday. The result is very promising as in they are eating them, including Sulawesi shrimps. Will it be beneficial? I can't answer that yet. If I see increase in baby survival rate, then I will let everyone know.
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    I see. Good luck with your experiment!
    Do you have experience with Borneo Wild - Minerax? Today i received one can.

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    You can, but i foresee the answer If it not harmful it is ok... I like to test all these unnecessary "snake oils" hehe...
    It looks like some kind of clay, so i will use it as bottom layer of my new planted tank - it won't harm.

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