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  1. Does anybody have any advice for finding Amano shrimp? I only need 3 or so to put in my 15 gallon. None of my local stores seem to have them and online ordering is obviously expensive with shipping plus you have to buy a minimum of 5 at most of the reliable places ive seen. Nothing on aquabid either. Any advice on hunting 2 or 3 of these guys down?
  2. Hi all! I am a college student living at home right now but I move back to school at the end of the month. I have two tanks, ones a 5 gallon with Neocaradina shrimp and the other is a 15 with Cory’s, neons, and shrimp as well as a Java moss, Amazon sword, and Anubias. I am wondering if you have any tips on moving fish. It’s about an hour drive and I have a usb air pump to keep them oxygenated. Just looking for any insight you guys have thanks!
  3. Really appreciate it I knew that they have a very quick cycle just wasn’t sure where her babies went. I’m assuming the molt was hers but who knows maybe I’ll find the babies in a week or so when they get a little bigger.
  4. I did notice a new moly maybe it was hers this is great to know thank you so much!!!
  5. Hi all, i just had a quick question about the Neocaradina life cycle. Do the females drop their shrimp when they are ready to hatch or is there a period of time between being berried and the shrimp hatching where the eggs are on the ground. I noticed my berried red rilli dropped all her eggs in my Java moss and am curious if there are a bunch of shrimplets running around or if they arnt quite here yet.
  6. Wondering if anybody else has story’s or examples of their fish slightly changing color to match their substrate. These peppered Cory’s were a lot paler and whiter when I first got them but have darker since living with a black substrate. I have heard of this happening but super cool to see happen as I think they look cooler dark.
  7. I accompanied my buddy to the local store he had to pick some stuff up at. I was absolutely no help to him because the store had an in-counter tank with a couple different colored dwarf gourami's which were definitely not as cool to him as they were to me. Also the lady behind the counters only response to my 7 minute rant about the fish tank was " oh cool, I pretty much just feed them but that's good to know...". Over all fun run to the store.
  8. While I may be relatively new to the hobby I don't think burning out is necessarily a bad thing. I have tons of hobbies that I love doing but I cant give my attention to them all at once. The cool part of the hobby is most people have the ability to find stasis in it. It shouldn't be too hard to get to a point where you're pretty much just feeding and cleaning every once in a while. Maybe you even downsize for a little while while you focus on something else. I think it is unreasonable to always want to do something and we see that in all aspects of our life. I love pizza but I don't want to eat it everyday. I would suggest slimming down to prevent maintenance and feeding to feel like a burden. As for sparking your interest again, what usually helps me is getting someone else into something I am struggling with. Nothing makes me want to start playing an old video game more than when other people ask me or talk to me about it. Of course breeding projects and new animals could be exciting but with that it can also be hard to breed or even keep some fish which could lead to frustration and even more burnout. However, successfully breeding a fish could be the jump you need to feel the spark again. I think it really comes down to you asking yourself how you got here and what made you fall in love with fishkeeping in the first place and maybe try to get back to your roots. I hope you find a way to maintain a healthy relationship with the hobby but at the end of the day you should do what's best for you and if that's taking a break or slowing down I would not look at that as a bad thing its just what us humans need every once in a while. Good luck!
  9. Embarrassed it took all I had but I got there ⬜⬜⬜🟨⬜⬜ ⬜⬜⬜⬜🟩⬜ ⬜⬜⬜🟨⬜⬜ 🟩⬜⬜🟨🟩⬜ ⬜⬜⬜🟩🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
  10. They are so cute and tiny! Yes I am also excited to set up my first brine shrimp hatchery and I am so excited the Co-op is selling a smaller amount of brine shrimp eggs now which will be perfect for me. Can I ask did you use hikari first bites or something before the brine or were the fry big enough to start them on brine?
  11. I love the Villas Zoo I will look into it thank you so much again!!!
  12. Awesome thanks for the info ill check it out! Thank you!
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