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Aquarimax Episode 145: Tony’s Foray into Shrimp, Jaap’s Malawi Tank, 20 down, 7 to go, and the Long-Awaited Surface Area Song

Join Aquarimax hosts Rus and Kelly and they discuss Tony in New York’s questions about Yellow Cherry Shrimp, Jaap in the Netherland’s Malawi Tank, finding homes for their bettas, and the long-anticipated-and-hopefully-worth-the-wait “Surface Area Song.”


Here are the lyrics to The Surface Area Song


It is so very crucial in maintaining your aquaria
Providing good bacteria with lots of surface area
The water quality without them would be worse than horrible
From water change to water change in order categorical
They’re very well acquainted with the toxin called ammonia
When your fish excrete it, they soon make themselves at home-ia
Nitrite is their first product, and then nitrate is the Second one

Which aquatic plants can use, as it provides them nitrogen.

So whether you include robust amounts of filter media
Or rely on gravel to give them a place to feed-ia

It is so very crucial in maintaining your aquaria
Providing good bacteria with lots of surface area


Copyright 2013, Aquarimax

Click here to see a video of Jaap’s beautiful Malawi tank:



Aquarimax Episode 108: Shrimp Parasites-Scutariella japonica? And More on Apistogramma cacatuoides

Join Aquarimax hosts Rus and Kelly as they discuss questions and comments from Juliette in Paris, Tony in New York, and Mick in Carnforth, UK.

Here is a lovely pic of Charlie’s Apistogramma cacatuoides:


Here is the video Juliette found that provides evidence for a wormy parasite that attacks sakura shrimp:

Here’s a link to another video with a shrimp that seems to have a similar affliction:

This site: http://www.shrimpnow.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-4797.html
identifies these worms as Scutariella japonica

Aquarimax Episode 9: Red Cherry Shrimp

¬†Aquarimax hosts Rus and Kelly discuss the care of Neocaridina heteropoda, the Red Cherry Shrimp, and its wild color variety, the “Wild Cherry” or Taiwan Blue Shrimp.

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