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by Mustafa
Sat Feb 24, 2024 10:44 am
Forum: Supershrimp!
Topic: Opae ula not eating spirulina powder after 3 hours of it sitting on the surface?
Replies: 2
Views: 1256

Re: Opae ula not eating spirulina powder after 3 hours of it sitting on the surface?

Don't put any food in there...probably for months. If you see algae growth in there, they have enough to eat. The fact that they don't go for the spirulina means that you are overfeeding and the tank has enough to eat for them.
by Mustafa
Sat Feb 24, 2024 10:33 am
Forum: Supershrimp!
Topic: Are basalt rocks better than lava rocks?
Replies: 1
Views: 16145

Re: Are basalt rocks better than lava rocks?

It really doesn't matter. Just choose what you like! :)
by Mustafa
Sat Feb 24, 2024 10:32 am
Forum: Supershrimp!
Topic: Lowering Salinity?
Replies: 2
Views: 2553

Re: Lowering Salinity?

Yes, you can lower it that way if you want. Have they been breeding the last two years? If yes, then there's no need to change anything.
by Mustafa
Sat Feb 24, 2024 10:29 am
Forum: Supershrimp!
Topic: Setting up Two Aqueon 5.5 Tanks, hardscaped and filled yesterday, planning to order the shrimps come Spring
Replies: 5
Views: 11076

Re: Setting up Two Aqueon 5.5 Tanks, hardscaped and filled yesterday, planning to order the shrimps come Spring

Nice looking tanks! However, you made two of the most common mistakes that lead to "sudden and mysterious" shrimp deaths. You put those fan corals and marimo balls in your tank. Do a search on them here in the forum and you'll find more information about why they cause problems. In short, ...
by Mustafa
Sat Feb 24, 2024 10:23 am
Forum: Supershrimp!
Topic: Power Outage :(
Replies: 4
Views: 979

Re: Power Outage :(

Do you know how cold the water got? It's normal for them to sit around and wait when the water is cold...they are fine in the 50s and upper 40s, but shouldn't be kept at those temps over the long term of course.
by Mustafa
Sat Feb 24, 2024 10:21 am
Forum: Supershrimp!
Topic: Brackish Water Snail in RO Water?
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: Brackish Water Snail in RO Water?

You can do it, but you have to acclimate them slowly over a day or two...i.e. put them in a jar with their original water and slowly keep adding the freshwater over several hours or days.
by Mustafa
Sat Feb 24, 2024 10:19 am
Forum: Supershrimp!
Topic: it's been 7 years!
Replies: 1
Views: 55

Re: it's been 7 years!

Thanks for the update, Jack! It's always great to hear about long term experiences with these shrimp! :)
by Mustafa
Fri Feb 09, 2024 10:28 am
Forum: Supershrimp!
Topic: My success story
Replies: 241
Views: 195009

Re: My success story

Today brought a delightful surprise as seven new larvae emerged from the female that bore eggs at the end of last November. Initially, she was carrying approximately 12 eggs. Interestingly, it seems this batch took a bit longer to hatch, likely due to cooler water temperatures. My tank remains unhe...
by Mustafa
Sat Jul 22, 2023 9:44 am
Forum: Supershrimp!
Topic: Orange supershrimp now have 12+ babies/larvae!
Replies: 8
Views: 6576

Re: Orange supershrimp now have 12+ babies/larvae!

Thanks for the update! I'm happy to see the orange larvae floating around, especially since you had only three shrimp left and could have ended up with shrimp that are all the same gender! As for the nitrate in your tank...you must be feeding too much or something is leaching nutrients into your tan...
by Mustafa
Sun Mar 12, 2023 7:08 pm
Forum: Supershrimp!
Topic: Is my moss ball dead?
Replies: 3
Views: 3260

Re: Is my moss ball dead?

The mossball is not dead. You can squeeze it a little to get the air bubbles out of it and it will go back to the bottom. As for the bits of macroalgae, you can leave them there. They will either slowly decay and the shrimp will eat them or some may even grow again. Your mossball does look like ther...
by Mustafa
Mon Feb 13, 2023 5:40 pm
Forum: Supershrimp!
Topic: What am I doing wrong?
Replies: 4
Views: 3717

Re: What am I doing wrong?

You have a sea fan and marimo balls. Those are among the top 3-5 killers of Supershrimp out there. They both rot *very slowly* and cause long term problems instead of immediately killing your shrimp (which they can also do by the way...especially when newly introduced.). Take them out immediately. A...
by Mustafa
Thu Feb 09, 2023 8:44 pm
Forum: Supershrimp!
Topic: It's been a while ...
Replies: 3
Views: 3068

Re: It's been a while ...

Hi there! Welcome back! Looking forward to your pictures soon! :)
by Mustafa
Mon Jan 23, 2023 2:21 pm
Forum: Supershrimp!
Topic: java moss question
Replies: 6
Views: 4216

Re: java moss question

You can't acclimate moss to Supershrimp brackish conditions, not even close. It won't even survive low salinity brackish water. It just dies slowly while staying green for months sometimes and people think it has "acclimated" and go write an article about it and spread misinformation. Trus...
by Mustafa
Sun Dec 11, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: Supershrimp!
Topic: Does this look like hair algae?
Replies: 4
Views: 4156

Re: Does this look like hair algae?

Yes, that appears to be some kind of hair algae.
by Mustafa
Sun Dec 11, 2022 10:44 pm
Forum: Supershrimp!
Topic: 1 dead shrimp & cloudy water :(
Replies: 17
Views: 10094

Re: 1 dead shrimp & cloudy water :(

What else is in the tank in terms of decoration etc.? Do you have a picture of your entire tank?