Good minerals are very essential to our shrimps, they help give our shrimp strong and healthy shell that protects them from harm. Aside from that, a healthy shrimp would be able to molt properly with a healthy shell. Minerals flowing around in our aquarium and can be measured by TDS, a good amount of minerals […]
Is RODI Important?
The question of whether having a RODI system is very common to most aquatic hobbyist. Today, we are here to discuss about this question in detail to shrimp keeping. What is the meaning of RODI? RODI actually means Reverse Osmosis De Ionized. Reverse osmosis is the process of forcing water through a partially permeable membrane. […]
More mutations?
Hello again everyone, a very happy father’s day to all fathers reading this post. As we all know, cross breeding is so common now and many hobbyist are also focusing on mutations of their shrimps. In fact mutations is the main source of how this hobby started from normal bee shrimps to crystal red shrimps. […]
Gene shrimp
What exactly is a gene shrimp? What is the purpose of a gene shrimp? What is the value of a gene shrimp? Let’s answer these questions today! What is a gene shrimp? A gene shrimp is a shrimp that is of any pattern, but carries certain gene from the previous generation. Still confused? Here is an example […]
Why is it worth investing in a male
Many of us prefer to purchase female shrimps as they can reproduce and carry about 20 eggs at a time when they are berried. But here is why some male shrimps are more costly than female. While it is great to see your berried shrimps release their eggs and see tons of shrimplets in your […]
Price vs Quality
Hello friends! Back again with another blog post and this time, we will be talking about price versus quality. I’m sure many of you have done some shopping around the world as how technology makes it so easy for us to contact anyone in this world now. That would make comparing prices with different breeders […]
Coloured Eye Part 1
Hi guys, been awhile since I have updated here. Been really busy with our new expansion in office and also our trip to Taiwan. I had a few great opportunities to photograph some of the hobbyist shrimps in Singapore and in Taiwan, and I did manage to capture some great coloured eye shrimps. With tiger […]
How I would grade a Fishbone Pinto
Firstly, a very happy 2018 to all shrimpers from all over the world. I wish that every of your shrimps would get berried and give you lots of amazing shrimplets! I have previously talked about Pinto classifications and I have been asked by several hobbyist to further elaborate on Fishbone Pinto. You can look at […]
Water Parameters?
Ever wonder what is the best water parameters for your shrimps? There have been too many debates online regarding different shrimp water parameters, however there is no right answer to the question of “What is the best water parameters for your shrimp?”. Shrimps are able to live in a range of water parameters as long […]
The Champion Galaxy Fishbone
Hello again! It’s been awhile since I have updated here. A hectic final quarter for 2017! Nonetheless, we manage to get hold of the famous champion galaxy fishbone from SL-Aqua. Details of the shrimps have been carefully selected for us. Details such as the following: 1) A perfect fishbone pattern on the shrimp 2) Fine […]
Cycling your tank SL-Aqua style
Cycling our tanks have always been the most important aspect of shrimp keeping. A good stabilised tank would give your shrimps a healthy and clean environment. Imagine our tank water as the air we breathe. Fresh healthy air would definitely be beneficial for us humans just like healthy tank waters would be beneficial for our […]
Taiwan International Ornamental Shrimp Competition 2017 Results!
Hi guys! The past few days, I was in Taiwan for annual International Ornamental Shrimp Competition for 2017. Although I did not win in any of the category that I have registered, it was still an extraordinary experience and I am glad that I was there. Here are the official results of the shrimp competition. Most […]
Hidden Gems by KK Lam
Today we are fortunate enough to be invited to one of the hobbyist house to visit his shrimp tanks. Lam is great guy and have started this hobby about 3 months back. Although a short period into this hobby, Lam have very good knowledge in rearing these pets as he have been an animal lover […]
Orange Eye Blue Tigers
Tiger shrimps have became popular ever since the discovery of Orange Eye Blue Tiger(OEBT) shrimps. The distinct stripes of the blue tigers are so beautiful and the base color of the shrimps being blue is also very unique. To top it off, the color of the eye being golden/orange is just amazing! These beauties have […]
Taiwan Trip: Finale
Recap on the places we went in Taiwan since day 1. -Landed in Taiwan, head to SL-Aqua office. -Signed our contract agreement. -Head over to Tainan to learn more from the staff from Oscar. -Travelled back to Miaoli to look at shrimp farms. -Drive over to 汤大哥 house for the last stop and you can […]
Taiwan Trip: Why Aqualex Part 3
Hello there! Continuation to our Taiwan trip, we are heading to my favourite breeder right now. Taiwan as compared to Singapore, it is so much more bigger than our tiny country, all the driving had made us extremely tired but as all hobbyist, looking at shrimps always make us less tired and gets us all […]
Taiwan Trip: Why Aqualex Part 2
Continuing on our journey in Taiwan, for those who have missed out part one you can check it out here. While we were still in Oscar, Karen from SL-Aqua shared how SL-Aqua montmorillonite rock can help your shrimp tanks and lucky for technology, we did capture it on video! Montmorillonite rock can be used in […]
Taiwan Trip: Why Aqualex?
We had a fruitful trip last week back in Taiwan. Aside from all the delicious food, we have a lot of new insights on Taiwan’s aquatic world and also had some sharing sessions with some of the staff over there. We also had some personal sharing session with the boss of SL-Aqua Jeff and more […]
Golden Eyes
In my previous post about Galaxy shrimps which you can find here, I mentioned that shrimps are constantly evolving and even as you are reading this, someone out there is crossing out something new. Today I’ll be sharing about a new mutation – Golden Eye shrimps! One of my favourite type of shrimps are the […]
Galaxy (银河) Shrimp
What exactly is a galaxy shrimp? The constantly evolving shrimp world is coming up with new variants so fast that hobbyist could not keep up with the trend. Today, I will be introducing what a galaxy shrimp is and I guess pictures do speak a thousand words. So bear with this post, it is gonna […]
Cleaning Crew: Yamato
Too lazy or tired to maintain your shrimp tanks? Sick and tired of your tank looking like the Borneo forest? Well guys, let me introduce you to one of the most traditional handyman for your shrimp tank. Not only is it friendly, it is extremely hardworking and the cost to hire this handyman? Probably $1.50SGD […]
SL-Aqua Partnership
I am very glad to embark on a new journey with a new partner SL-Aqua! Founder of SL-Aqua, Jeff aka (Cheng Shrimp) has been a very good old friend of mine. We started our friendship back then when he first ventured into this business. As the old saying goes, blood is thicker than water, Jeff has […]
There has been many confusion and misunderstanding on the difference of Taiwan and German pinto in Singapore. These two shrimps are totally two different things. A German pinto will never be a Taiwan pinto and vice versa. I would like to share today, the difference and a little about the origin of these pinto shrimps. […]
Cross breeding in a Nutshell
Cross Breeding in a Nutshell Crystal shrimp breeding have evolved rapidly throughout the years when it first started. Right in the early years, it was just simply “Crystal Red Shrimp” and slowly, after the rise of “Taiwanbees”, there is a wide variation of shrimp now due to crossbreeding. Today, I would like to share a […]
Interview: Zi Long
Today, we are very fortunate to have interview on of the hobbyist in Singapore. Zi Long has join this fast growing community of shrimp keeping in Singapore since 2014. He is currently rearing some red spotted German pintos. We manage to grab hold of him for a short interview and snap some pictures of his […]
Top 5 Tips Before Buying a Pure Lineage
5 Tips When Buying a Pure Lineage Thinking of purchasing a pure lineage shrimp? Well here are 5 tips that will help you with your shopping. 1. Low grade or high grade? The first thing that comes to everyone mind would be the price of the shrimp when it comes to pure lineage. Pure lineage […]
Are you pure?
Testing of Pure Lineage In my previous article on cross breeding, it can be seen that we can use the table to calculate certain gene traits that will be pass down by the parents. Let us see how we can use it to determine whether a pure lineage shrimp is pure. The following method can […]
Hello! MADSHRIMP is an online crystal shrimp magazine, which aims to share knowledge on breeding and keeping crystal shrimp. It is a place where both professionals and aspiring hobbyist can learn and share their thoughts on different aspects of this hobby. Whether it is a just a simple food product to expert advice on breeding techniques, […]