Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Crystal red shrimps tank specs help

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Country
    United_States
    Posts
    29
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Crystal red shrimps tank specs help

    Alright so I want some crystal red shrimps after reading about them. However, the sites that I went to are not very specific in details. Here's my tank parameters and I would like to know if it's workable (as in, will they breed and multiply):

    10 gallon tank with lots of taiwan moss
    Sponge filter
    Temperature under 75F but over 70F
    pH is 7.6
    GH is 12-13 dH

    I have a question on the KH. My water supply shows alkalinity and bicarbonate in the tests. Which one do I use to check the KH? If I use the alkalinity I'll have a KH of 8.5 dH and if I use bicarbonate I'll have a KH of 10.3 dH.

    So what do you think? Is that tank workable?

  2. #2
    Regular
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Country
    Canada
    Location
    B.C
    Posts
    64
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Hey JBN everything looks okay except for the PH and GH. Try aiming for 6.5 for crystal red shrimp they wont do that well with a high PH. For GH i think most people aim for 3-4DH (soft) correct me if im wrong please.
    Mike

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Country
    United_States
    Posts
    29
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    There's this german site that kept their shrimps in 14 dH for the GH. The site is here: http://www.crystalred.de/ and you can translate them using Google language.

  4. #4
    Regular
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Country
    Canada
    Location
    B.C
    Posts
    64
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Well cherry shrimp and crystal shrimp normally like soft water from what i've heard. That is what i keep mine at and theres ALOT of young everywhere.
    Last edited by Robert; 3rd Sep 2006 at 10:13 PM.
    Mike

  5. #5
    Senior
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Country
    United_States
    Posts
    113
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts

    Default

    JBN,

    Low ph around 6.5-6.8 and GH around 3-6 works the best.
    Temps between 71-75F should be okay.

    -Pedro

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Country
    Italy
    Posts
    48
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Images
    1

    Default

    .....about the german site....They are breeders and......They use ferts!So for me it isnt really true that ferts and rcs are not compatible....they0re compatible in the right measure..

    see you soon

    Do you think that a professional breeder would use ferts if they're dangerous???Think about it!
    bye

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Crystal Red Shrimps and Temperature
    By STEVENSIM in forum Water Conditioning and Management
    Replies: 61
    Last Post: 24th Jan 2018, 07:55 PM
  2. Germany Red Bee & Crystal Red Shrimps
    By silane in forum Crystal Red Shrimp
    Replies: 40
    Last Post: 27th May 2008, 06:32 PM
  3. My Crystal Red tank
    By DragonWish in forum My Crystal Red Shrimps and CRS Tank
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 1st Jun 2006, 09:38 PM
  4. Sexing Crystal Red Shrimps
    By babypiggy in forum General Topics
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 28th Apr 2006, 05:10 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •