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    Dry Start Method: Growing Moss on Rocks

    Mosses are some of the best plants for the dry start method and can be a beautiful companion to your planted tank's hardscape, spreading over your driftwood and rocks to give it a healthy, mature, …

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    Floating Plants for Shrimp Tanks

    Floating plants are a popular addition to shrimp tanks and they have quite a few benefits, besides just looking good. Benefits Nitrate removal One of the most desired features of floating plants is …

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    The Complete Guide to Feeding Cherry Shrimp

    What they eat Cherry and bee shrimp are omnivores, meaning they eat both meat and vegetation, and this allows them to enjoy a lot of different types of food in their diet. Just like us, they'll …

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    Identifying Male and Female Cherry Shrimp

    Cherry shrimp and bee shrimp can look pretty similar when you first start keeping them, but it's useful to know what your male to female ratio is when trying to breed them. Fortunately there are a few …

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    Molting and Common Problems

    What is molting? Shrimps are invertebrates, and like the majority of invertebrates they have an exoskeleton (a skeleton on the outside) to protect themselves. Molting is when a shrimp leaves its …

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    Snails in a Shrimp Tank

    Snails can be great tank mates in a shrimp tank but deciding whether to add snails to your shrimp tank can be difficult. This article will explain both the advantages and disadvantages to help you …

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    Acclimating Malaysian Trumpet Snails to Brackish Water

    Malaysian Trumpet Snails (MTS) are one of the few species of aquarium snails that can be acclimated into brackish salt water. This is most often done by hobbyists wanting to add tank mates to their …

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    Drip Acclimation

    Why it's important Dwarf shrimp are very sensitive to changes in their water parameters, such as going from hard water to soft water, acidic to alkali, hot to cold, etc. Cherry shrimps are pretty …

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    Breeding Cherry and Crystal Bee Shrimp

    Terminology Saddle: Yellow/green eggs developing in the ovaries (just behind the head) Berried: Carrying fertilized eggs under the body (see photo above) When will they breed? New shrimps which have …

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    Tank Cycling

    What is cycling? Simply put, cycling an aquarium means building up a large enough colony of beneficial bacteria in your filter to safely consume your animals’ waste before it can cause …