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Shrimp_shrimP

Hello, I've just recently started keeping red cherry shrimp. I thought it's time I join a shrimp forum so here I am 🙂 currently I have 9 red cherry shrimp and 1 blue ramshorn snail in a planted setup. Hello to everyone and nice to meet you.

 

Ps. Here's a pic of some of them

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sdlTBfanUK

Welcome to the forum and hopefully you will find lots of interesting information and people here!

I hope everything is going well with your new adventure?

It would be great to hear more about your setup, is it a small tank ordo you only have a few shrimps because you are just starting out. That is a lovelly blue snail in the photo and the 2 larger reds look great with the stripe down the back!

Look forward to hearing more!

Simon

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jayc

Welcome to SKFA mate.

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Crabby

Welcome to the forum. From what I can see of the tank, it looks like you're doing pretty well. Excited to see what comes of your endeavors!

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Shrimp_shrimP

Thanks everyone 👍 yes I'm quite ignorant if the fact that cherry shrimps can have stripes down the back??? Is this normal or a certain variety???? My tank is a 12 litre I guess you call nano tank and is reasonably heavily planted. I would attach a photo but I was having trouble attaching pics that are within the size limit.... I had to zoom right in to get the other one in lol. Loving my blue ranshorn snail! Plabts include cameroon moss, val, bacopa and ambulia. I have some almobd leaf and shrimp wood in there.... the holey wood.... can never rember the name

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Crabby

At 12 litres, it is definitely a nano tank. The stripe down the back is often called a 'racing stripe', and it's just a common colouration you can see on some cherry shrimp. Some people breed for it, some prefer not to have it. The 'holey wood' is called cholla wood. Sounds like you've seriously nailed the tank setup!

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Shrimp_shrimP

Yes cholla wood!!!! Lol I always forget 

Yeah I think I've done ok, I have been keeping fish for over 30 years tho, mostly live bearers and Africans.... So I had a decent idea before I tried my hand at my first shrimp tank. I'm really happy with the result though. I see why people become addicts of shrimp 🙂

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Crabby

Ahhhhhhhhhh yep... that makes sense. Do you breed any cool types of guppies or endlers by any chance?

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Shrimp_shrimP

Nah, just Africans these days, 400 litre mixed collection. Keeping it simple 👍

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Crabby

Ah nice. Well, any chance you know any good breeders for nice guppy variants in Melbourne? 🙂

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Shrimp_shrimP

The LFS near me quite often has some nice ones... Maybe not usually on the rarer side but they get a bit of variety. NATURE AQUARIUMS in mont Albert. They have some nice killi's atm

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Crabby

Oh, what a small world! They're my fav of the stores around here! I'll have to check out the killies.
I love the photos you put up in the gallery by the way, the shrimp tank really looks amazing, setup is just perfect, and the Africans are beautiful. 

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Shrimp_shrimP

Cheers, appreciate the feedback. Love my Africans, but had been great setting up a planted tank again after so many years, even if it is just a nano. Loving the shrimp though, wish I was allowed to set up another bigger tank for them 😉

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