The first baby shrimp to colonise the Vase!

View all posts in this series They don’t know it, but they are the first Shrimp to colonise the Vase Shrimp Tank set up, they are the kings of their realm. Three baby Red Cherry Shrimp. It’s been five weeks since I created the masterpiece ‘Vase Shrimp Tank’. I promised I wouldn’t rush this one, … Continue reading The first baby shrimp to colonise the Vase!

Assassin Snails & Controlling Pest Snail Infestation

Assassin snails are brilliant. Not only are they beautiful with their distinctive yellow and black swirl-patterned shell, but they are the best all-round solution to ridding your tank of an infestation of pest snails. At first you may underestimate the capability of a single Assassin snail at controlling a whole pest snail population, but I … Continue reading Assassin Snails & Controlling Pest Snail Infestation

Feeding Frozen Blood Worms

Once a week I like to feed frozen blood worms to all my fish. Frozen blood worms are seen as a treat, as most fish love them. I also think it offers the fish a variety in taste and texture as well as a variety in nutrition. Frozen blood worms can be purchased for cheap … Continue reading Feeding Frozen Blood Worms

Setting up my 12 Litre Nano Shrimp Tank – Part 5 (Final)

View all posts in this series So this is the final part to the development of my little 12 Litre Nano Shrimp Tank. I will of course post updates in the future, but as for the development it’s pretty much complete. The tank is now set up, and the Red Cherry Shrimp have been acclimatised. … Continue reading Setting up my 12 Litre Nano Shrimp Tank – Part 5 (Final)

How to successfully acclimatise (acclimate) shrimp

As I’m setting up my own Shrimp Tank I thought why not go through the procedures I use and talk about how to acclimatise shrimp. My specific shrimp are the Red Cherry variety. Colourful, hardy and relatively cheap. The main goal when acclimatising anything, fish or shrimp, is to add it to it’s new home with the … Continue reading How to successfully acclimatise (acclimate) shrimp

Starting up a new 12 Litre Nano Shrimp tank – The Brief

My girlfriend bought one of those ridiculous 12 Litre fish tanks they sell in the big chain pet shops, advertised to keep fish in, and I’m going to put it to good use and turn it into a Nano Shrimp tank. It’s a horrible thought that people (no fault of their own), think it’s acceptable … Continue reading Starting up a new 12 Litre Nano Shrimp tank – The Brief

Caring for Red Cherry Shrimp

Red Cherry Shrimp cost a lot less than most other shrimp which makes them good for first timers who are thinking about keeping shrimp. Even though they are among the cheapest they have a beautiful bright red colour to them, which makes them stand out in any aquarium. Shrimp in an aquarium are more exciting than … Continue reading Caring for Red Cherry Shrimp

Feeding time in the tank with my Panda Corys, WCMM and RC Shrimp

When it comes to feeding, Panda Corydoras for example need high protein food, and like all other fish, a varied diet. My Pandas have a mixture of high protein pellets, a long with left over fish flake, and micro pellets that my other fish have left over, and also some shrimp pellets and frozen blood … Continue reading Feeding time in the tank with my Panda Corys, WCMM and RC Shrimp

Introducing my new Panda Corydoras

Upon reading all the praises that the Cory species receive from the people on The Tropical Fish Tank Forums, and having some space in the tank for new stock I decided to do some research on the Panda Corydoras. It wasn’t long before I decided I wanted the Panda Species! They are smaller than most … Continue reading Introducing my new Panda Corydoras