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If you could only keep 5 types of shrimp what would they be ? 

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jayc

Easy ...

CARDINAL SULAWESI SHRIMP (CARIDINA DENNERLI)

Harlequin Sulawesi Shrimp – Caridina cf. spongicola

Red Line Sulawesi Shrimp – Caridina striata

White Orchid Sulawesi Shrimp – Caridina Glaubrechti

Caridina spinata (Malili Fire Shrimp) 

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kms

Blue Panda

Red Wine

Red Bolt

Blue Bolt

Pinto Galaxy

 

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Aquathumb

Neocaridina. If I had to choose 5 I'd go - Yellow, Blue, Bloody Mary, Green Jade and Black Rose. If other species, 

OEBTS

Bluebolts 

Blue Jellies (if they were available in Aus) 

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Shrimp the world

Mbb

shadow panda 

oert

bloody Mary’s 

black rose

but I do like my dreams and blood Mary’s tho ...( connor mcivor )

 

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Mine would be

1. PRL

2.PBL

3. Blue bolts

4. German pintos

5. SCR 

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jayc

I must admit, ... they are all nice and wouldn't complain if I  was given any of the shrimps listed so far.

:happy:

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Id like to see your shrimp tanks with all those sulawesi Jay c 

 

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3 hours ago, inverted said:

Id like to see your shrimp tanks with all those sulawesi 

Your question asked  ... "If I could keep 5 types of shrimp ... "

That is my top 5, IF I could keep  5 types and no more.

It doesn't mean I have any :shout:

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kms

should I try to keep these 5 spices, they are readly available and cheap, but can be hard to keep.😂

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Their not too bad to keep , just need stable water (kms) ... just ask the breeder what they keep them at , then match the water in your setup.

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2 hours ago, kms said:

should I try to keep these 5 spices

Which 5 spices?

oregano, chives, pepper, cinnamon, and cloves? :huh-:

 

No seriously, if you can find Sulawesi in HK, then they should be rather easy to keep.

They just need high pH and KH, as well a a hot temp (28degC). Lots of limestone rocks and few plants.

They are like the african cichlids of the shrimp world. Tolerate high alkalinity and colourful.

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6 minutes ago, jayc said:

Which 5 spices?

oregano, chives, pepper, cinnamon, and cloves? :huh-:

I don't know which exact ones, but I see them available all the time, they are all long thin noise spieces, require higher temperatures and higher PH and make a nice meal😝

I will try to take photos of them.

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5 minutes ago, kms said:

I don't know which exact ones, but I see them available all the time, they are all long thin noise spices, require higher temperatures and higher PH.

I will try to take photos of them.

Yeah, take photos.

They are rare and expensive in Australia.

I remember Sulawesi shrimp were AUD$800-900 a pair a few years back, if you could find someone to buy them from. Might have come down in price since, but it's still rare. No one openly sells them here for fear of being reported for importing foreign species. 

 

<edit - adding a few pictures of the sulawesi shrimp I mentioned, because why not. We all love pics.>

Image result for caridina dennerle

Image result for Harlequin Sulawesi Shrimp

Image result for Red Line Sulawesi Shrimp

Image result for White Orchid Sulawesi Shrimp

Image result for (Malili Fire Shrimp)

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they only cost a out 3-6usd each.

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3 minutes ago, kms said:

they only cost a out 3-6usd each.

the one's in the picture I posted above?

That's cheap.

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I've seen the 1st, 3rd and 5th one, they get new ones every time.

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3 hours ago, kms said:

they only cost a out 3-6usd each.

The cardinals aka white gloves sell for $75 aud here 

 

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That's expensive, the most expensive shrimp I seen in Hong Kong is a tiger bee is about AUD 403

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48 minutes ago, kms said:

That's expensive, the most expensive shrimp I seen in Hong Kong is a tiger bee is about AUD 403

Na look at skyfish shrimp... lots more then 403 each mate 

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I had one very similar, it's a pinto galaxy, only USD 7, I will try to find a photo.

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3 hours ago, inverted said:

The cardinals aka white gloves sell for $75 aud here 

At least they have come down in price.

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Prices are just made up from the supplier.

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5 hours ago, kms said:

Prices are just made up from the supplier.

You're not wrong. The supply and demand along with the rarity in Aus has made Sulawesi very expensive.

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