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Can anyone recommend somewhere to get a dark, inert gravel for cherry shrimp? I've got various coloured cherries and rilli's and have had a few deaths. I'm current using fluval stratum, but after discussions with a very competent shrimp keeper I think it could be the substrate that is not agreeing with them. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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Tahitian moonsand is awesome for an inert gravel 

its online everywhere 

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I'm using Pisces Iron Sand which is (as the name suggests) a sand rather than a gravel, but has the dark colour that you are looking for to make shrimp colours pop. 

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I find that Flourite really helps the shells of inverts including shrimp.

They have a black sand which is very nice. I use it for my red crystals.

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