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Breeding tips

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




1. Add 0.5-1 liter of black soil (personal recommend ADA)


2. Prepare a cup of water and add 1/3 spoon of Awood bacteria powder 


3. Add 3-4 spoons of Awood shrimp powder/baby food 


4. Stir it and add it into the tank


5. Press 30-40 times Awood nutrient liquid to the tank


6. Add RO water in and turn on the lights (recommond 8 hours per day) and filters to cycle the tank at least one month. 


7. 
Do 100% water change after a week 
Do 50% water change after two weeks 
Do 30-50% water change after three weeks 
Do 30% water change after four weeks

Add Awood bacteria powder, shrimp powder, and nutrient liquid everytime you do water change


8. Prepare a cup of water and add 1/3 spoon of Awood bacteria powder 


9. Add 1/3 spoon of Awood shrimp powder/baby food 


10. Stir it and add it into the tank


11. Press 2-3 times Awood nutrient liquid to the tank


12. Add proper amount of Awood liquid mineral  (GH increaser) 
For my tank (50 Liter), press 30-40 times can reach to TDS 150


13. All set. Add shrimp in!



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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)