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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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    How To Drip Acclimate Shrimp

    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 shrimp are pretty hardy …

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    How To Breed Dwarf Shrimp

    Most shrimp keepers are excited to try and start breeding a healthy colony in their new tanks. However, sometimes the shrimp need some time to settle in, or they aren't totally happy with the tank …

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    Shrimp 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 them …