maintenance, care, compatibility
Most of the freshwater shrimp found in our aquariums come from Asia. Their length, as a rule, does not exceed 6-8 cm.
Almost all of them are omnivores, but prefer lower aquatic vegetation. Shrimps are usually quite hardy creatures. Shrimps are interesting, mainly during the day, when they lead an active lifestyle, quickly moving along the bottom in search of food and crawling along the leaves of plants.
At the moment of danger, they make spasmodic swimming movements in the water column with the help of tail fan cuts.
Shrimp molt regularly. Throwing off chitinous shell.
During molting (two – three days before molting and one or two after) they do not feed. Freed from the old shell, the shrimp take refuge in the thickets of plants, under stones or in other shelters. After shedding, the shrimp covers are soft, and for a while, until the shell is firm, the animals are defenseless.
After molting, the damaged and lost limbs are restored in shrimps. In young individuals, this happens faster, in adults – gradually.
Shrimps are peaceful. They do not attack their own kind or other inhabitants of the aquarium.
Although the content with the fish themselves can be quite tasty food.
Content of aquarium shrimp:
To the conditions of detention all types of aquarium shrimp (2 species) not picky.
For the successful maintenance of a container from 10 liters. In which you can put 10-15 shrimp.
But we must remember that sooner or later they will multiply and it will not be so easy to choose a fry. Therefore, I personally advise you to immediately start with large volumes.
Although for fans of “play” fit and a small aquarium.
Aquarium Shrimp look better on black ground. Although this is a matter of taste.
Amazingly they live at a temperature of 15 to 30 degrees Celsius. So, if the temperature in your apartment does not fall below 17 degrees, you can safely keep the shrimp maker with no means of heating.
Although the ideal temperature for them is 24C.
Thus, heating can be saved, but on accessories for aeration this will not work. In the shrimp maker it is necessary to establish a weak aeration.
Krill, unlike fish, is very sensitive to the saturation of water with oxygen.
For shrimp very it is important to have living plants in their habitat – aquarium. Ideal would be to plant javanese moss.
Shrimps need it for hiding and cleaning. Of course, any plants will suit for the beginning, even the same roman leaf and pistes.
Water Filtration for Shrimp it is not necessary at all, I would even say it is not desirable. In the filter can get fry and with a strong current krill will throw all over the aquarium and he will be forced to hide.
For large volumes of aquarium, this problem is solved as follows – a nylon stocking is put on the filter, possibly in several layers. And the flow is reduced by installing nozzles (optional).
Shrimp lighting not really necessary, except to see the feed :). But the plants that will be in the shrimp is just necessary.
But you should not go too far with the lighting. With strong light, your krill will lose color saturation.
And now an unpleasant moment when keeping shrimp.
Aquarium shrimp are very sensitive to the chemical composition of water. Water that is replaced must be clean and well-settled.
You only need to add chlorine-containing water and irreparable damage may occur. You also need to monitor the environment, the use of various kinds of sprays and air fresheners in the room where there is an aquarium with shrimps is unacceptable, no one has yet canceled the surface gas exchange.
Be very careful when changing the water and ventilate the room.
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Amano Shrimp: content, compatibility, photo-video review
Amano shrimp content in the aquarium can be called easy
Here, actually, a photo eloquently speaking about the incompatibility of Amanok with a crystal shrimp and cherries
The author of the article is Esta (Natalia Polskaya),
for the provided material and cooperation!
Cherry shrimp (Neocaridina davidi var. Red) or cherry (cherry) is, without a doubt, the most popular shrimp in the aquarium. It is unpretentious, well acclimatized in different settings and conditions, noticeable, besides peaceful and eats the remnants of food in the aquarium.
For most aquarists, it is the cherry shrimp that becomes the first shrimp, and remains a favorite for many years. On the content and breeding cherries and our story goes.
In nature, neocardins are very vulnerable, the same thing happens in an aquarium. Small size, the absence of any protective mechanisms, only a disguise. But red cherries are also deprived of this.
Even small fish can eat them or tear off their paws. Ideally, contain cherry shrimp in the shrimp without fish. If this is not possible, then you need to choose small and peaceful fish.
For example: analysis of cuneiform, ordinary neon, speckled corridors, otocyclus, guppy, mollies. I successfully kept all these fishes together with shrimps, and there were never any problems.
But who knocked ordinary neokardinok under zero, it is the scalar. A couple of months from the mass of shrimp, no one left! So avoid any cichlids, even dwarfs, and even more so the angelfish.
Here the rule is simple, the larger the fish, the more likely it is that the cherry shrimps are incompatible with it. If there is no choice and you have already planted shrimp in the aquarium, then at least add a lot of moss, there it is easier for them to hide.
Cherry shrimps are great even for beginners, the main thing is not to keep them with large fish. Cherry shrimps perfectly adapt to very different conditions and parameters.
Neutral or slightly acidic water (pH 6.5-8), temperature 20–29 ° C, low content of nitrates and ammonia in it, that’s all the requirements, perhaps. A small amount of shrimp can be maintained even in a 5-liter nano-aquarium.
But to make them feel comfortable, a larger volume and a large number of plants, especially mosses, are needed.
Mosses, such as Javanese, give them shelter and feed, as they trap feed particles. They also eat zoo and fit plankton, which forms on sprigs of moss, without harming it at all.
In addition, mosses provide shelter for shrimp during molting and fry after birth, a large pile of moss turns into a real kindergarten.
In general, a bunch of moss in an aquarium with shrimp cherries is not only very beautiful, but also necessary and important.
An important issue is the coloring of shrimp. The darker the soil and plants, the brighter they look on their background, but if they contain them on a light background, they become paler.
Also, the brightness of red in the color depends on the feed, live and frozen feed make them brighter, and ordinary flakes, on the contrary. However, you can give special food for shrimp, reinforcing the red color.