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PostSubject: Rcs Colony update   Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:03 pm

I finally had some time to share this update. I have been extremely busy researching about shrimp, work, breeding, planning and etc. Long story short I'm working on it and its been going great. I have came across some really nice videos to share with the guide.



New tank- I have finally decided to take thing things up a notch and start a Fire red colony with my new setup. I already have really nice fire red female that I'm going to move once the tank is up and running.

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PostSubject: Re: Rcs Colony update   Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:07 am

That's pretty awesome! What temp do you keep the tank at for those shrimp?

Are you interested in selling any?

Is the maintenance on shrimp tanks like that any different than a normal aquarium?

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PostSubject: Re: Rcs Colony update   Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:03 am

Great Video! Thanks for sharing... Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Rcs Colony update   Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:06 pm

@ddavis1979 I try to keep it around 70-74 but during the summer months its hard for me to keep it under 80c F. Red cherry shrimp are the hardiest of all shrimp and almost nothing can kill them as long so you keep the parameters stable. For maintenance its like any other fish tank ; feed them as much as  they can eat and do weekly water changes of 25% is good enough in my experience. I did have a sale last few weeks but not selling any at the moment. I might do another sale in a month or two just check the sale thread Smile.

@JohnnyAMH what happened to the pics you said you were going to post for the shrimp??? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Rcs Colony update   Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:10 pm

thanks so much for the info, and I will make your next sale a priority!

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PostSubject: Re: Rcs Colony update   Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:06 am

Neo, the shrimp that I got from you are doing something strange with their color. Some of them have lost the red and are almost colorless. Sometimes some will look red and at other times orangey or colorless. What could be causing that? They seem to be doing fine foodwise.
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PostSubject: Re: Rcs Colony update   Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:58 pm

What is your parameters??? I have few c grade shrimp in my colony. The lower grade tend to have less colors. Or it could be your water parameters isn't to their liking.
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PostSubject: Re: Rcs Colony update   Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:12 pm

I thought the male shrimps of this variety were pale? Is that not true?

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PostSubject: Re: Rcs Colony update   Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:34 pm

Lower grade of Rcs male is usually pale but its not the case with fire red males.

http://www.aquaticquotient.com/forum/showthread.php/74217-Grading-system-of-Cherry-to-Fire-Red-Shrimps
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PostSubject: Re: Rcs Colony update   Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:28 am

Neo, do these shrimp breed true or can one expect a variety of grades from a breeding?

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PostSubject: Re: Rcs Colony update   Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:46 am

They do breed true to a certain degree but you have to cull in order to keep the colony colorful. Red rili shrimp is a good example, they are cherries that were bred to have less color in the center of the body and have red band in the head and the tail. A very pretty shrimp but if you don't cull your red rili shrimp they will revert back to the full red cherry color.
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PostSubject: Re: Rcs Colony update   Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:28 pm

@neogeo20041 wrote:
They do breed true to a certain degree but you have to cull in order to keep the colony colorful. Red rili shrimp is a good example, they are cherries that were bred to have less color in the center of the body and have red band in the head and the tail. A very pretty shrimp but if you don't cull your red rili shrimp they will revert back to the full red cherry color.

Thanks a group. These Red Cherry Shrimp are a new experience for me. If it weren't for CVAS and you I probably  would have never discovered them. They are fascinating to watch... Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Rcs Colony update   Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:43 pm

A lot of the nano fish are extremely fun to watch but they are so tiny that most of us fail to notice them.
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PostSubject: Re: Rcs Colony update   Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:29 am

Happy Dance! My RCS had babies Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Rcs Colony update   Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:01 am

@kat12 wrote:
Happy Dance!   My RCS had babies Very Happy

Congrats!  Dance!

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PostSubject: Re: Rcs Colony update   Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:42 am

Gratz Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Rcs Colony update   Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:59 am

One of the females that I got from you is carrying eggs, Neo. Does that make you their grandfather?  Very Happy 

How long do they carry before they are hatched?
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PostSubject: Re: Rcs Colony update   Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:37 am

lol...not sure. It takes about 4 to 6 months for a red cherry shrimp to mature. After they mature they can breed about every 30 days if the conditions are right.
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PostSubject: Re: Rcs Colony update   Sun May 04, 2014 10:57 pm

And so did mine!  This was a group of ~25 from Neo on the day of the KGT meeting.  I knew there were more of them lately, but today I saw the tiniest speck swimming and knew it was a "just born" shrimplet.  

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Happy Dance! My RCS had babies  Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: Rcs Colony update   Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:32 pm

I'm happy that everyone is having such good luck with breeding Smile.  Sell me some...lol...anyway I guess I never told anyone yet that I got rid of my shrimp tank Sad. With the number of tanks I had running it was impossible for me to keep everything where I wanted too. And as a result I had to part with some of my tanks. The shrimp tank happened to be one. For those that are wondering about me I'm still here just stalking the forum but just haven't been posting as much  Laughing.
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PostSubject: Re: Rcs Colony update   Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:38 pm

@neogeo20041 wrote:
I'm happy that everyone is having such good luck with breeding Smile.  Sell me some...lol...anyway I guess I never told anyone yet that I got rid of my shrimp tank Sad. With the number of tanks I had running it was impossible for me to keep everything where I wanted too. And as a result I had to part with some of my tanks. The shrimp tank happened to be one. For those that are wondering about me I'm still here just stalking the forum but just haven't been posting as much  Laughing.

I'm sorry to hear you gave up some tanks but you know your mission better than anyone else. It has gotten to be all about balance for me. Luckily, I have pretty much found my own niche; at least for the time being.

The good news is that I have proven growth in my RCS colony. I moved all my adult Guppies and most of the babies to another tank. Now I see tiny baby RCS I had never seen before. Some of them must have been in hiding and others seem newly hatched...Dance!

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PostSubject: Re: Rcs Colony update   Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:36 pm

That's great to hear Johnny!!! Post some pics Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Rcs Colony update   Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:08 am

@neogeo20041 wrote:
That's great to hear Johnny!!! Post some pics Smile
Sorry my friend that this picture does not look better but here is  picture of the RCS that I got from you and some... great 


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PostSubject: Re: Rcs Colony update   Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:50 pm

Nice, Johnny! ThumbsUp Your colony has increased and multiplied!

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PostSubject: Re: Rcs Colony update   Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:27 pm

If anyone is willing to sell RCSs, I will be interested in buying some soon. The current residents of my 10g need to be moved elsewhere and more plants added first.

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