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Breeding tips

Start and cycling a tank.Take two feet tank(60*30*30 cm / 50 liters of water) as an example:

1.Adding 0.5-1 liter of black soil (personal recommend ADA)
2.Adding bacteria powder 0.2 gram (1 flat spoon), shrimp powder 2-3 grams, 3-5 ml of nutrient liquid(press 6-8 times)
3.Let the filters and lights run for at least one month. 
4.Do 100% water change(better using RO water) before adding shrimps.
5.Adding proper amount of Hegan minerals to raise TDS to 100-120 
6.Put shrimps in.




Water parameters:
PH: 6.0 - 6.4
GH: 3 - 6
KH: 0 - 1
TDS: 80 - 150
Temperature: below 25 ℃/77°F

How to tell the sex:

The size of juvenile shrimp in the shop would be 0.8-1.2 cm. Roughly after 30-40 days, they will be mature and be able to tell its sex. The body of a male shrimp is slimier and also has longer antennae than female. Female has rounder body shape and shorter antennae than male.   




Molt:

Shrimp molts whenever they grow. Don't remove the molt. It's one of the best nature food for shrimp. If a mature female shrimp(with saddle) molts, all male shrimp will swim around the tank to trace the female to mate. (This is also called sex/mating dance)