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RCS Breeding

Discussion in 'Invertebrates' started by HBIC, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. HBIC

    HBIC Thread Starter Need help??? That's what we're here for :)

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    I have noticed something unusual lately, I have a 20 long that is stocked with endlers but also rcs and breeding ramshorns (for the assassins ;) Filtered with an ac 20, a huge clump of java moss and quite a bit of cladophora from a broken down marimo ball. This tank I have done a bit of an experiment on, I have for the last 6 months not changed any water just topped up I have not checked params but the interesting thing is that my cherry shrimp have EXPLODED in population. I am going to have too break out the test kit (I hope it is still good) and test the params.
     
  2. Philsy

    Philsy Member

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    I notice that the less attention the more I endup with, so I dubbed them aquarium cockroaches.
     
  3. HBIC

    HBIC Thread Starter Need help??? That's what we're here for :)

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    It definitely seems as though your theory is right in this case...lol
     
  4. 3ndler3nvy

    3ndler3nvy New Member

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    Do you have copper pipes? RCS are very sensitive to copper.
     
  5. HBIC

    HBIC Thread Starter Need help??? That's what we're here for :)

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    Oh my pipes are not copper, not just rcs but all inverts are sensitive to copper ;)
     
  6. 3ndler3nvy

    3ndler3nvy New Member

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    Yup. Except maybe Malaysian Trumpet Snails. I don't think they are sensitive to anything. :D
     
  7. Philsy

    Philsy Member

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    I think the boom may have something to do with a higher volume planktonic critters that thrive in less sterile water
     
  8. HBIC

    HBIC Thread Starter Need help??? That's what we're here for :)

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    You could be right, the params all check out though 6.4 ph, 0 ammonia and trItes and about 25 trAtes.