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Can a Shrimp be a pet?

I want to keep Shrimp as a pet but it always be dead about 1 or 2 days. I read lots of information and knows that it is lack of dissolved of oxygen. How to get the water full of dissolved of oxygen?
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Caterpillar has stopped eating - what can be done?

I need some help with my caterpillar. I have two young caterpillars which hatched a while ago and I have one big one that doesn’t want to eat. He/she stopped eating 5-6 days ago which I know because I ...
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Is it possible to breed nightcrawlers (Lumbricus terrestris)?

I'm looking at trying to breed earthworms, specifically Nightcrawlers (Lumbricus terrestris) also called dew worms. Part of the reason I'm specifically interested in keeping nightcrawlers as opposed ...
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Do Snails Need to be Acclimated to Aquarium?

I recently purchased some Assassin snails. Do they need to be acclimated? I acclimated shrimp and fish using the slow drip method in the past.
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Affect of Kh on Neocaridina Shrimp

It is my understanding that, in the aquarium, Kh (carbonate hardness) raises the PH slightly, but primarily acts as a "buffer", preventing large PH swings. For Neocaridina shrimp (I keep red cherries,...
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What is the least painful way to kill a shrimp

I have read this question about how to euthanize a fish but I wonder what is the least painful way to kill shrimp? Since invertebrates are different than fish I wonder if there is another way.
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Considerations before getting mussels (or other bivalve)

I'm looking for alternative natural filters for my tank to combat algae. I've read that a mussel can filter up to 100 gallons/day, consuming algae and detritus. My concerns are: I grow copepods ...
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How To Safely Remove a Sea Cucumber?

I've had a tiger tail cucumber getting along quite well in my tank for about six months. One unfortunate night, my wife decided to [quite amateurishly] rearrange the tank and drastically spiked the ...
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Aquaponics: lobsters, clams, oysters and tilapia all in the same tank?

I've really been getting into gardening over the past year and have just started looking at aquaponics. I hope to one day build my own homestead, and want a big greenhouse with a central aquaponics "...
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Could I use mussels to filter a fish tank?

Mussels are referred to as nature's filters, because of how they siphon water to eat, and take the particles out of the water. I have a native tank set up, and I was thinking that maybe I could do ...
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How can I raise some red earthworms for my turtle?

I've recently attained a culture of about 20-50 red earthworms, and I'm planning to use them to feed my turtle. I'm currently leaving them in a 14 inch * 5 inch * 5 inch deep planting pot, with soil ...