Sunday, July 26, 2009

Tank Profile: One Gallon with Yellow Shrimp

Tank: 1 gallon square with palm "hang-on-back" (HOB) filter and clip on light.

'Scaping: blue gravel, rocks, two types of plant.

3x yellow shrimp (Neocaridina heteropoda var. yellow)
1x red ramshorn snail

Top tips:
* A single ramshorn snail cannot reproduce and will help control algae.
* Keep water and gravel clean by using a baster or dropper to remove water from under the gravel where feces and mulm will tend to build up.
* Do partial water changes often, things can go wrong quickly in a micro-tank!

If you would like to have your 1-5 gallon tank profiled please send your information, one or more pictures and a username and link to your own website or blog. Be sure to include your own "top tips" for keeping a small tank in tip top shape!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Best Aquarium Shrimp

#4 Tiger Shrimp
Tigers come in blond (pictured) and blue coloring. They are a dwarf breed but can be more difficult to keep. This one is my sole survivor of six.

#3 Yellow Shrimp
Neocaridina heteropoda (var. Yellow) previously called Neocaridina denticulata sinensis (var. Yellow)

#2 Ghost Shrimp
This is a larger shrimp. I would suggest them for aquariums of 2.5 gallons or more. The ghost shrimp is particularly entertaining to watch.

#1 Red Cherry Shrimp

Spixi Egg Watch

I am attempting to hatch my first clutch of Asolene spixi (a.k.a. zebra apple snail) eggs:

Spixi laying

Day 1

Day 2

Day 8

Day 17: Baby Snails


I have a new clutch in a better place to get a good look at it: