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Exciting news: I just purchased 15 tangerine tiger shrimp from a local breeder, in exchange for some of my abundance of endler fry. I’m starting the drip acclimation now, along with my other two tts males who I’m moving from my larger tank. I’ll add some photos down below once they’re in the tank. Will acclimate another hour and a half probably, and feed the fish a bit extra before they go in for safety. There’s heaps of good hiding places in this tank, and I can’t wait to see the shrimp utilising them (or hopefully not even see them)!

Will update soon.

Cheers,

Crabby

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Finally got them all in the tank, all is well, but it's 11 pm so it seems I may have miscalculated the duration of the acclimation. Top tip guys: if you wanna sleep, don't buy your shrimp at 7 pm! 

All the shrimp have settled in fantastically (in the 15 mins they've been in the tank) and I am already so happy to have this. Honestly, when I got into the hobby this is what I was looking for. Not 10 shrimp scattered through a giant 110 Litre aquarium, who I can never see. A small tank with nearly 20 shrimp, so I can see at least 10 at a time, with very small fish who interact with the shrimps, and the shrimp being out and about and happy. It's really fantastic, and I'm remembering again why I got into fish- and shrimp-keeping in the first place. Will assess the shrimp tomorrow, check for any problems, but for now I am stoked with my new shrimp. Here's a couple of photos below, of the shrimp on my hair algae tufts and moss balls. Made me so happy to see them enjoying those.2A506256-9EB5-4B5A-9C45-63B1E7DC0FD6.jpeg.16d7147e679e2b09c776eccdcd62eee8.jpeg

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It is exciting buying new stock and I am happy to hear it is going so well. If all is well in the tank the numbers will increase with time!

I sent someone out earlier to try and find my shrimps, they were delivered yesterday??? They found the parcel (behind a door to the garden?????????) and when I opened it all the shrimps were motionless and on their side, d'oh! I set the dripper up anyway and put them in and now all bar 1 are upright and alive so pleased about that? Very lucky as it was a cold night here. Definitely no more shrimp orders until back to normal?

I hope your new shrimps are still doing well today!

Simon

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