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    Quote Originally Posted by silane View Post
    Bro, it is the same, some of them a brownish, some more reddish.

    They need pH of high 7 to 8.2 and temperature of 27 to 28. You keeping them in ADA soil with CRS????? what's your water parameters?
    There are mixture of Gex(Green) & magic soil. But the pH is 7.9. So decided not to clear the soil as there are some plant in there. No CRS in there, kH is 6 gH no idea as give up on gH test kit. Temp around 28'C.
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    Thought gex soil and magic soil are supposed to lower the pH?
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    Yes, they are.

    But my tank is around 200L, and only use closed to 9kg of bake soil. They don't seem to lower down the water.
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    The spongicola has a variation of pattern on the back and side:

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    Wow, impressive, are these two currently in your tank, Silane?

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    Wah wah nice shrimp. I have a temperature of 25 degrees and a pH of 6.4. Do you think these shrimps will survive? Any sightings at lfs so far? Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Augustine_81 View Post
    Are you referring to the Tiwati Shrimps as what Auntie of C328 told me.
    I think this may be misspelled or mispronounced. Tiwati may actually be Towuti, the name of the lake where the shrimp is collected.

    Quote Originally Posted by leeruisheng View Post
    Wah wah nice shrimp. I have a temperature of 25 degrees and a pH of 6.4. Do you think these shrimps will survive? Any sightings at lfs so far? Thanks.
    The pH seems rather far off the actual readings of the collection sites. I don't think it is worthwhile to try with that kind of parameters.

    This is what Werner Klotz has to say about the parameters of the Sulawesi lakes, which was posted on www.petshrimp.com

    These parameters seems to be no problem in this species. In the Towuti, Mantoano and Poso lakes you can find pH values between 7,4 and 8,2; the conductivity is at about 224 S and the total hardness at about 6DH.
    The water temperature is rather stabile at about 26,5C. Only in shallow water regions near the shore the temperature can rise to 29C.

    Maybe the bigger problem with theese species could be that the bright colored shrimp live rather substrate-specific (C. spongicola for instance, not imported for aquarium puroposes until now, is restricted to a freshwater sponge).
    So anyone keeping them should try to stick as close to the parameters above as possible.

    Here are some pictures of the biotope where these shrimp were collected.
    http://www.mimbon.de/indo2007.html

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    Wow! They look cute!? So Colorful sells them huh? Will go down to take a look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leeruisheng View Post
    Wah wah nice shrimp. I have a temperature of 25 degrees and a pH of 6.4. Do you think these shrimps will survive? Any sightings at lfs so far? Thanks.
    Not too sure... their biotope ph around 8 and temperature at 28. my thoughts is since they are wild caught, better to provide them with enviroment as close as they were in and experience with other species of shrimps, right pH range is essential for their well being.

    A popular lfs at west was selling, but response wasn't good. This week they didn't stock up anymore.


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    Wow, impressive, are these two currently in your tank, Silane?
    yes, Andrew, there are in my tank now.
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    Hi Silane, may I know what subtrate you are using for your Sulawesi shrimps? I can see they are black in color but just not sure what they are.

    I am using medium size coral sands, some rocks collected from the river and granite stone. pH now is 8.0, temperature 29-30, GH 120.5.
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    This is another shrimp that really attracts me besides red bee shrimp. Now comtemplating whether to setup a new tank. But what I'm afraid is that after setting up and waiting for it to cycle, these shrimps might not be available locally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leeruisheng View Post
    This is another shrimp that really attracts me besides red bee shrimp. Now comtemplating whether to setup a new tank. But what I'm afraid is that after setting up and waiting for it to cycle, these shrimps might not be available locally.

    I think with so much demand worldwide, there must be a lot of pressure on the biotope in Sulawesi, no doubt they are very attractive but they are not easy to handle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishoman View Post


    Hi Silane, may I know what subtrate you are using for your Sulawesi shrimps? I can see they are black in color but just not sure what they are.

    I am using medium size coral sands, some rocks collected from the river and granite stone. pH now is 8.0, temperature 29-30, GH 120.5.
    I am using Dennerle black quartz, and another tank, this type of pebbles:
    silane

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    I see, can this type of pebbles increase the pH. The pebbles look beautiful!
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    Yeah. BTW what other species do you have?
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    I was looking at this image http://www.mimbon.de/indo2007/image40.jpg and was wondering is that plant Egeria densa?
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    Dont think so, the one in the pic is more bushy
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    Any idea what kind of plants there are? Wild guess. Could one of them be Eriocaulon sulawesi? Cause most probably I will be setting a natural tank.
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    Hi

    This plant is Ottelia mesenterium,endmic to the Malili Lakes

    Greeting

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    Hello Roland,

    Thanks. Any other native aquatic plants?
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