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Cardinal Shrimp - (6)

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[HD] Kung Fu Cardinal Shrimp / Kardinalsgarnele @ Zierfische & Aquarium 2010 [5/53] (01:44)
Homepage: http://www.fischbottich.de/Zierfische-Aquarium.288.0.htmlFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/FischbottichTwitter: https://twitter.com/n03lz+++This is none of my own tanks. In this video you can see a fish tank of a fishkeeping fair near my hometown (in Duisburg) called: "13. Zierfische & Aquarium - 8. Internationales Diskus Championat - Duisburg 2010".We have videos of many tanks of this fair.30th of September 2010 (30.09.2010)+++The population of this tank:- Cardinal Shrimp / Kardinalsgarnele (Caridina dennerli)(If you are intrested in helping me classifying the other species in this tank, post your suggestions)+++Intro: 5xLMusic Weitere Informationen unter http://www.youtube.com/user/5xlmusic+++Veröffentlichung des Videomaterials mit der freundlichen Genehmigung der Zoo Zajac GmbH.Weitere Informationen unter http://www.zajac.de/
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    Homepage: http://www.fischbottich.de/Zierfische-Aquarium.288.0...
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    My Cardinal Shrimp from phongts
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    My pet shrimp.

Product Description

PH Range: 7.4 - 8.4
Temperature Range:80 - 85
Hardness Range: 3-10 dKH
Life Span: 2-3 Years
Size: ½-1 inch
Diet: Omnivore
Habitat: Fully Aquatic

CThe Cardinal Shrimp is a new species to the hobby, reaching the USA in 2007. This shrimp’s novelty does not mean lack of popularity; in fact the Cardinal Shrimp is climbing to the tops of popularity lists rather fast. One look at this shrimp will make it very clear why it is so popular. It is available in two different shades of red which are dark rose red and a lighter red with several dots on its side. Cardinal Shrimp come from the Sulawesi region in Indonesia. The shrimp can be found in the lakes of the Island. Information on the habitat in Sulawesi is available and it can be of great help to a hobbyist to set up the correct habitat. If you are keeping Cardinal shrimp with other species, then make sure that they all are from the same Sulawesi Island. Rocks and sand are great for an aquarium with Cardinal Shrimp because they replicate the conditions of their natural habitat. In comparison to other shrimp, cardinal shrimp prefer slightly raised temps and ph. Once they are acclimated to their environment they are not difficult to care for. As with most freshwater shrimp they will need regular water changes and a good filtration system. Cardinal Shrimp breed and reproduce in fresh water. The female will give birth to miniature Cardinal Shrimp so you do not have to be concerned about the larval stage. Though there have been discussions about the difficulty of breeding this species, in reality it seems as if it is not really that hard to do.

The female will carry eggs until it is time to hatch and they usually carry about 10-15 of them. The hatching process takes less than 30 days, and the young will not take time to change into the adult colors; in fact they will show them right away. The Cardinal Shrimp grows rather fast, almost as fast as Neocaridina, but the tank has to be in good condition for them to do so. One final note about breeding the Cardinal Shrimp is that they will produce smaller broods than most other Dwarf Shrimp. Feeding is the same as you would for other species from the area and that means algae water, Shirakura food and invert food. Though they will eat at any time they seem to be slightly more active at night, perhaps due to feeling safer. Overfeeding is known to cause death and since shrimp are scavengers smaller amounts are much better.  Some feed every other day or so and make sure the food does not surpass the amount that they will consume in 3 hours. Cardinal Shrimp are fairly shy, most likely due to their small and highly vulnerable size; this is especially true when first being introduced to a new tank. Once established they don’t appear to be aggressive but instead are rather social, grazing off of algae in large groups. When housing with other fish and shrimp be warned that what you house with them may feed off any young your Cardinal Shrimp have or threaten the adults. Copper is toxic to this shrimp as well as all Dwarf Shrimp. Be aware that many medications carry copper and that most treatments to kill snails will also kill the Cardinal Shrimp.


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