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  1. The anemone has bleached, make sure you take good care of it and ensure it gets food since it cannot photosythesise.
  2. If you're going to be going through lots of it, you can buy a 200 lite bale for around $50 of Canadian sphagnum peat as well.
  3. Actually, one would think the reds are less hardy because they have been inbred here longer, the gene pool in Australia is far smaller than the gene pool overseas. Even though it says that that does not mean it is completely true, how can a substarte be spherically designed to give optimal conditions for two species when the optimal conditions are different for both. You see people using it with them because they also keep crystals with them or because they have been told by someone selling their products that it is best. Many overseas breeders of high quality cherries use the salty shrimp minerals, the Bossaquaria site even recommends that.
  4. They can carry diseases if they're bred in a system with unhealthy fish, some people keep them in sumps or similar and they feed on the fish waste, if there are sick fish in the system the blackworms can transfer them. If you buy them from a reputable source you shouldn't have any problems though.
  5. The other colours are just as hardy as cherries, like cockroaches. I would recommend the salty shrimp Sulawesi minerals over a shrimp substrate because they're designed for soft water shrimp, cherries can live in a wide range of parameters but will do will do better in some conditions than others. I'm not saying that, but those substrates are designed for shrimp that hail from soft water, usually Caridina cantonensis, not Neocaridina heteropoda, they come from harder water than the crystals and you can buffer them with coral chips or the Salty shrimp minerals. The thing that the shrimp substrates would do that those can't is bind heavy metals often present in tap water as they have a lot if carbon compounds that bind them up, IAL and soil will do the same thing.
  6. You've been misinformed, it is not needed or a must for any of the the N. heteropoda varieties, they prefer a neutral to slightly alkaline water and these substrates make the water acidic. They will do well on a normal gravel and tap water is usually fine, I include something to buffer the water such as coral or limestone usually.
  7. If you have cherries you won't want something that drops the PH, they like it more hard. If you are keeping crystals benibachi is the best combined with Salty shrimp minerals.
  8. Well miss smarty pants () 12.5% of the reds would be Cambodian and 12.5% of the non reds would be Cambodian.
  9. Ok well then since she is non-red herself the numbers for the NR off spring fit perfectly. In the perfect world you should have gotten 50%red 50% non red and 25% Cambodian.
  10. Looking good Sarah, is the Mother NR? Or does the photo just make her look orange? And odd you had so many cambos, you got twice as many as I would have thought.
  11. From what I can see it does look like some sort of fungi, I would just leave it and it should clear up on its own.
  12. Sorry, I completely ignored your question. It shouldn't be fungus on a resin ornament, any chance of a photo? It could be black beard algae, only thing I can think off of the top of my head. Although slime makes my think Cyanobacteria.
  13. It's not an algae, it's a fungus, after a few weeks it is outcompeted by other life forms and goes away.
  14. Matt_95

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    They're looking great Paul, good job!
  15. someone told me that they've been hybridized in the wild and the swamp they live in has been turned into salt pans that they use to harvest salt.
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