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    mini tank and varied Malayan shrimp experience

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    I set up a 1 ft x 20 cm x 20 cm tank three weeks ago, using 1/2 cm of lonestar gravel, java and xmas moss tied to steel mesh for the bottom and a small wood with java moss and fern. Lighting is one 15W PL, on 3-4 hours in the evening. No filter, no fert, no fan. Houses 2 ottos, 3 tiny kuhli loaches, 2 bumblebee gobies and a number of Malayan shrimp. Water change = about 50 percent untreated tap water weekly.

    What is curious is the disparate fate of Malayan shrimp in my tanks. In my main 3 fter, they mostly survive but hide as there are many fish about. My 2 fter, however, sees Malayan shrimp (but not yamatoes) dying off quite frequently. Those in the mini tank, though, are growing red and fat and I found tiny reddish ones under the wood too.

    they are curious little shrimp indeed.

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    i used to have a 30cm cube but the shrimps keep jumping out.. shld be nice if its just mosses... perharps should bring the tank to my office and give it a try

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    without water circulation and surface irritation, is there cause for concern of breeding mosquitoes?

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    i don't see any problem. That's what the gobies are for.

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    what if its a shrimp only tank?

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    put a puffer in it? but have to feed it tho..
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    i tried having a shrimp only tank before and it didnt breed mosqito

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    In HDB flats, it's difficult to breed mosquitoes. I tried before..shooo... pls keep it a secret.

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    I've seen yamato shrimps go for frozen bloodworms and live brineshrimp, I don't see why Malayans wouldn't either. From this, I suspect shrimps will eat mosquito larvae too if they can get their little claws on them.
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