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Hi Everybody,

So a lot of you do already know me. My name is Davin and I've been a shrimp keeper for a few years. Previously I've also kept and bred

quite a few wild Bettas and Killies. These days we live in Sydney but I'm originally from New Zealand (hence my handle) but also spent

just on 10 years in the UK where I've kept and bred various salt water species.

I'm also a Carnivorous Plant junkie and keep a small collection these days. At the moment I've got some 25 tanks but just in the stage

of cutting back to reduce the power bill but also work on a smaller subset of shrimp as I have a couple of breeding projects I'm working

on. My favourite shrimp are Tigers and Ruby Reds but I keep a variety including numerous Cherries. My daughter has a tank of mixed

Cherry Shrimp and presently we have a large number of shrimplets coming along including some pale pinks. It is a completely mixed tank

with us having added Sunkists, Blacks, Blues, Reds and Yellows, great little display tank.

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I'm always happy meeting other Shrimp Keepers and looking forward to checking out this forum ;-)

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Welcome BigD, hope you enjoy the forum as much as we do, would love to see some pics of your shrimp & tanks, what Bettas have you had, I have Macrostoma & Chanoidies at the moment & I have friends with many more, Ziek is another wild Betta lover :encouragement:

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Thanks Squiggle ;-) I should probably have mentioned I'm also maintain the national Wild Betta registry. I'm not keeping any betta's presently

but suspect I'll end up keeping the odd tank down the line again. Macrostoma is my favourite but don't feel I'm doing them justice unless the

tank is at least a 36x18x18' and presently don't have that much tank space available for them.

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That's awesome dude, I'm the president of Betta Australis up here in brissy. Macs are definitely my favourite too :encouragement:

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Hi Mate, Welcome. I recognize your username from another forum. It's great you are here to share your experience with us. I'm sure you will enjoy it here.

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Hey KiwiBigD bout time you joined us here. Yeah I received my first wilds from KiwiBigD little over a year ago for free and he even paid the shipping, definitely a top bloke.

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Thanks guys. Its taken a while. The last few months have been challenging and finally get back to a good state again.

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Welcome to SKF. Great intro, and totally agree on the mix of cherries. My son has a tank of all cherries, and fascinating to see them all in one tank....but through my lack of wisdom I chose a white sand substrate that doesn't show off their colours very well.

Looking forward to your contribution and experience.

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Guess shrimp and Betta are a common combination as I also have that combination! I also have macs and chans, not to mention the many variations of splendens.

Welcome back and hope your projects bare many fruit in the not so distant future, so I can get some of you. Lol!

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Thanks guys. So much reading to do as I'm finding out as well. Really appreciate the 'Welcomes' ;-)

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Hi Davin, it's good to hear from you after so long. Just to let everyone know , Davin is a true shrimp keeper who has passion for his hobby. I have meet Davin and seen his set up and yes he does have an addiction. By the way Davin , it's Andrew if you can remember me, it's been a while.

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Hi Andrew, Oh I remember you well, especially from the old place over Chatswood when you and your mother came to visit the first time. Wait until

I have my new setup completed, making a few changes to say the least but once its settled I throw up pictures etc.

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Hey Davin, you got me mix up with another Andrew. I'm the Andrew that gave you my life saving for those shrimps :))

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Hi Welcome to SKF get ready for fun and heaps of learning this is a great forum with friendly people willing to share their expertise with all . Enjoy

Cheers

Ineke:encouragement:

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Sorry Andrew, my apologies ;-) I've met a lot of people shrimp keeping. Good to be over here, thanks guys

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Welcome to SKF Davin! Great to see you have joined this fantastic community

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Welcome to SKF BigkiwiD (Davin ):-)

Looking forward to reading threads by someone of your experience...

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Thanks guys ;-) Its great to be over here, some familiar names/faces and others I'll meet overtime as well. Great community!

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