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Hello and thank you for allowing me to join.

I am long time Shrimp Keeper/Importer/Breeder. I started back in 2000 with Cherry shrimps, then went on to Crystal Shrimps and when I tried to find other shrimps to keep I found there werent any others in Ontario! So I went about to find some interesting shrimps to bring to Canada. I started with Yellows, Orange, Blue Neos, then Tiger shrimps, and finally OEBTs. I brought the very 1st OEBTS into Canada! Many of the current Breeders purchased these from me.  I produced a specialty Shrimp from Red Tiger shrimps x Tangerine Tigers that were Orange/Black/White striped that I called BENGALS.  Ive been out of the Shrimps for a few years now, concentrating on breeding specialty Guppies and Bettas, but now with Covid Lockdowns I am back into the Shrimps.  Ive got some OEBTs and Crystal White Bees along with Red Fancy Tigers/Super Reds that I will be crossing for another interesting type.  Stay tuned.

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Welcome to SKFA.

A real pioneer of the hobby. Glad to have you with us, and hope you impart some of that knowledge here in the forums.

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