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Brengun
 
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Branching out from my plecos who I never see anyway, I have now gone shrimp mad. I say 'mad' because of some of the prices I have paid for them and their mosses (expensive shrimp playground equipment).

I started with glass shrimp, then cherry shrimp and now I have one crystal red shrimp and 6 crystal black shrimp. The new ones are only little yet but they are growing and eating well with their cherry mates.

Cherry shrimp with spectacular red.


Crystal red


Crystal black


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Nice set of shrimps. I have had cherries for a few years now. I think once you have them you will never get rid of them. I would love to try my hand at crystals but can't bring myself to paying the high prices. I personally like the blacks better than the reds. More of a natural color I guess. Another shrimp to look into would be tigers. I had a small set of them for a while but they didn't do well for me.

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I want shrimp too!

I've checked around and all I can find locally are ghost shrimp. I'd have to order anything else online. I don't trust that any would make it through shipping. Then I'd be out of a lot of cash and mad as H. Yours are really nice though.

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The crystal shrimp I got from online. They were packed with oxygen in a tiny bag in a box and posted to me express post. Because I am outside of the express area it was two days to delivery (in winter here)and they arrived as good as gold with no fatalities.
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Have you got some of these in the one tank and the rest in their own tanks?

They love a floating Indian Fern.

The only concern with them is that all filter inlets must have a prefilter otherwise you will be finding them in the filter some how they seem to get passed the impeller without being made into shrimp paste.

Mine love squashed cooked peas.
My Cherry Reds are breeding like mad in the large clump of Anubias nana.

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All in the one tank with an undergravel filter. Nothing for them to get trapped in at all.
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Can and are they cross breed. If not I will be looking around for some different ones too.


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the Crystal Red Shrimp are exactly the same type as the black crystals, the black crystal shrimp are the ones that would naturally occur in the wild.
Cherries wont hybridise with the crystals, but obviously the crystals will breed with each other. Shouldnt be too much of a problem though, as the reds you have are quite low grade therefor a lot hardier.
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congrats on teh shrimp!
they are one amazing species to keep in the aquarium!
I've been keeping cherries successfully and unsuccessfully for two years and I love them to bits!
just a handful of them and some plants and in less than six months you have a full tank!

as for purchasing and shipping over the internet it isn't bad. I've bought mine form hobbyists through aquabid.com and locally on craigslist, they were all great... however my vacation care-takers were not so so I've lost close to a few hundred but can't get enough of them!

Marimo are amazing too! make sure you roll them and squeeze them out every so often or they grow less pretty and kinda irregular.

expensive playground equipment will grow and pay for itself once you get some decent clippings to trade, sell or disperse amongst other tanks!

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Brengun, I live in Queensland also... Where abouts did you purchase your shrimp? I've been after some but can not find the better quality, deeper red ones...
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Hey Bren, I'm not really up to speed on my shrimp ID, but is that a cherry or a chameleon? I only ask because some plant obsessed guys at a local meeting talking about how when they are kept together the chameleons go the same colour, only more vibrant. They reckoned the only way they could tell them apart was the dorsal stripe, which it looks like yours has. Do cherries have those too?

I only just obtained some cherries last week, I'm already in love and they aren't even a good colour

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