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Always wanted sulawesi shrimp and snails since they first appeared in PFK magazine (from memory) back in the mid 2008. Today I got realised a bit of that dream with the arrival of some juvie cardinals - thanks to @JPN07

 

After acclimating them over a couple of hours they went into the tank and within seconds they had coloured up and were feeding away. 

It might just be because they are new, but these shrimp are really fascinating to watch. Cant wait until they get bigger. 

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coryjames

I got my first batch this Monday, I know you're excitement:)


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Matuva

:ooo:  You lucky guys!

Hope one of these days I ca grab some.

Enjoy!

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JPN07

Tank looks great. They will love it in there. 

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Baccus

Cardinals are lovely, I wish I could have some but I think I'll need to stick with the "easy" shrimp for now.

They look so much like the marine Blood Red Fire Shrimp, I wonder if some where along the line the fresh water Cardinals are descendents of the Blood Red Fires.

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fishmosy

Possibly, current thinking is that the lake sulawesi shrimp evolved from marine ancestors when the islands rose and formed the lakes. 

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fishmosy

My cardinals have bred. Pretty chuffed as I thought it would take them a bit longer. 

The adults are highly cryptic, hopefully these new bubs will be less inclined to hide away. 

 

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Madmerv

Good news mate.

How many shrimpetes do you think you have?

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fishmosy

Not sure. Thats the first I've seen so far. I only ever see the adults in ones or twos, yet there are at least 7 in the tank. There are lots of places in the tank to hide out of sight. 

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