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What shrimp would fit my parameters?

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Ludwiggg17

Hello everyone, I recently got a copy of the readings of my town's water sadly the only relevant params listed are pH, GH, and TDS . I plan to get really into the hobby by keeping more species in the future but i am currently limited because no lfs nearby carries any shrimp remineralizer, test kits (they don't do tests either), RO/DI water is accessible but is a no-go without remineralizer. BTW i'll list the params from the two main intake boxes that feed my area plus other intake boxes that do not feed the tap directly.

So  here's the readings:

MAIN:

1. pH - 7.8, GH - 66 ppm, TDS - 189 ppm

2. pH - 7.2, GH - 32 ppm, TDS - 62 ppm

OTHERS:

3. pH - 6.9, GH - 20 ppm, TDS - 49 ppm

4. pH - 7.0,  GH - 54 ppm, TDS - 106 ppm ( Home waters of native caridina)

 

Thanks, Ludwiggg17

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sdlTBfanUK

With number 1 you should be ok with cherry shrimp, but none of the other parameters are suitable for either in real terms, though you could try neocaridina with 4? There is a small chance caridina may take to 4 but they are much more difficult to keep, even in the right parameters.

Could you ask the LFS to order you some remineraliser, or test kits, or order some online? I know someone on here from Hong Kong bought stuff from ProShrimp here in the UK, though that was before the world went COVID-19 crazy? Amazon or ebay maybe if not?

What shrimps are available where you are, or will they be through the mail?

Simon

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