Knowing the amount of Total Dissolved salts in the water is vital to keeping shrimps in fact any fishes . TDS, mostly bicarbonate, sodium, sulfate, and chloride )
High TDS in water affect gill and kidney functions that impact survivorship and size of fishes. . Freshwater Aquariums with high TDS will result in unsuccessful acclimation of shrimps/fish results in mortality .
The Dissolved salts in the tap water we get varies depending on the location . Knowing the TDS of water is vital to shrimp keeping ..
Most People very often ask why keep shrimps ? My Answer " Shrimps are the only few living creature which can mutate and you have hybrid in your Aquarium" , A whole new variety .Isn't it awesome i cannot think getting an hybrid out any aquatic creature which can be kept in aquarium so easily . Caridina species it all started off with wild Bee shrimps now you have close to 100 new variety of the same species . I cannot imagine what new Mutations will come up a year down the lane :) . You have an excellent opportunity in your lifetime to keep them and try to get yo...
If you've read my previous blog you will know by now that I've spent lot of money and invested time killed hundreds of Shrimps before i succeeded.This is completely based out of my experience and success. Lets Start off with the most basic thing Choosing a Fish tank .
Tank Size - I would recommend 4 gallon and above tank. Considering the bio-load and maintenance .The more the water the less chances of water contamination due to overfeeding ,dead shrimp
Tank Location - The Tank location is key to happy and successful shrimp keepin...