Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
agbart

Shrimp Suggestions

Recommended Posts

agbart

So after adding some Neon Tetras to my tank for a bit of colour and having 2 eaten by my long arm shrimp in the first night, it's time to get some shrimp that won't eat the litle fishies. What type of shrimp do people recommend for someone starting out? Keeping in mind that I'm not real keen on the top grade stuff yet as I'm still learning and although my tank is stable and the long arms are very happy I'm still worried about killing anything fancy I put in there. So anything cheap that has a little bit of colour is all I'm after and I would also need to source them online as I live in the sticks.

Thanks in advance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
wayne6442

Mate can't beat the cherries, don't cost a fortune, Colours range from red, yellow, chocolate, black, blue, plenty to choose from and very hardy Just don't mix the colours because they will cross Enjoy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
agbart

Awesome, thanks. I bought all my plants and the Neons online from Livefish and they're asking $6.50 each, is that a decent price? I have no idea of the value of these things it seems as they're also asking $12.50 for a long arm shrimp when I can walk down to the river and catch a bucket full of them in an hour and it only costs me a bit of tasty cheese. I'm not fussed on the colour as long as they're a little coloured I'd be happy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
wayne6442

mate red cherries should be around $ 50cents to a $1.00 each so check out your local gumtree etc you should be able to get some somewhere

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
agbart

Ok thanks, I'll have a check around on gumtree.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CNgo2006
Ok thanks' date=' I'll have a check around on gumtree.[/quote']

Give Gbang a PM he has some nice cheap cherries!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gbang

Yes I am a cheap bastard :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BlueBolts
Yes I am a cheap bastard :)

Seriously Gbang, with your name, pic of you shoving a banana in your mouth, I wouldn't make these sort of statements...LOL

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
agbart
Yes I am a cheap bastard :)

Are you easy as well?;)

Do you have any elcheapos going at the moment? Actually I'm not even sure how many I want, how many do you guys recommend for a 30ltr tank?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gbang

On me buddy. I can do some really cheap deals for red cherries

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
agbart

Pm'ed, thanks Gbang.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
agbart

Big thanks to Gbang for sorting me out, my shrimps turned up this morning all alive and healthy. I had no idea they were so tiny and cute, they make the long arms look like giants. They've already settled in the tank and are feeding like crazy off all the algae in there.

Thanks again Gbang I'm super happy and super impressed with your service.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  



  • Must Read SKF Articles

  • Register today, ask questions and share your shrimp and fish tank experiences with us!

    Join Our Community!

  • Posts

    • Steensj2004
      Turned into a ghost town in here, lol.   PH is down to 5.9-6.0 for some reason. All I’ve changed is the Rock was removed and a few small almond leaves added. I know those can bring the PH down a hair. Any idea what might be causing the issue? I was planning on keeping Some Jade Neos, I don’t know that they would like 5.9-6.0 very well. Thoughts?   I’m struggling here and I don’t know wtf to do. I’d love is someone could help me out here.
    • Steensj2004
      Update for anyone interested.Rock was removed, Ph and TDS is down, over the last few days it’s crept down to around 190TDs after small water changes. Something that want happening with even larger changes before. PH seems to be down around 6.5. I hope it stays at that level, all inhabitants look to be doing well.
    • Cesar
      IME, the healthiest and highest quality has always buying directly from hobbyist, usually a small setup in their garage or fish room. Next was specialty store/importer, last is the local TFS, both often having stock that has been imported, transported and kept in less than ideal conditions... Buying directly from hobbyist has always produced the best results for me...
    • Steensj2004
      Did boil a few times, the water wasn’t completely clear when I stopped cleaning it. So they should be getting some tannins. I was able to remove all but one rock, I have one more piece to put in in its plAce today.   Right on. I’m originally from Ohio, and I’ve been scoping out Flip’s videos and website for a few weeks now. Looks like I’ll be ordering from either Flip or AquaHuna after I get this tank works out completely.   TDS is already down slightly after removing the rock and doing a small water change. I also took the opportunity to remove some plants I wasn’t a fan of and replace them. Indian Almond Leaves came in today too, but my BacterAE is delayed. Thanks Amazon.🙄🙄
    • Goshio22
      Its about 1 cm its definitely of breeding age.. i would be happy if its male, but my eyes is untrained when it comes to fully colored males.
×