Friday, April 27, 2012

Kris Weinhold -

Kris Weinhold (left) chats with fellow
shrimpkeeper and planted tank hobbyist Jack Ho.
I had to opportunity to meet Kris Weinhold this past Saturday when he gave a talk on planted aquariums. Kris is the author of the blog, and was invited by the Madison Area Aquatic Hobbyists club (MAAH) to share his expertise. It was an excellent talk and I am glad I made it.

I actually discovered Kris' blog when Sulawesi shrimp first hit the hobby and I was looking for information on them. Kris was one of the first in the US to acquire them; however, like many in the beginning, he faced some difficulty in maintaining his colonies.

We chatted briefly about the shrimp hobby, nano fish, and aspects of the planted aquariums. Kris urges planted tank hobbyists to enter competitions - such as the AGA an IAPLC - and noted that these are great opportunities to receive comments, advice, and suggestions on improving one's own aquascaping approach, as he experienced firsthand; IAPLC's entry period closes in 34 days, get your submissions in!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

Super Tiger Shrimp Habitat

The Crustahunter team shows us the Super Tiger Shrimp's (Caridina cantonensis) natural habitat! From what I've gathered online, they are found in swampy areas and not in creeks such as where the Bee Shrimp can be found. Also mentioned in the video are other new shrimp, with one called the "Blue Fu Shrimp" (a bit more info provided by a comment on this post). Stay tuned for more exciting news regarding these new shrimp, plus other new species recently shown! Check out the video below: