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My Cherry Shrimp Tank

Postby Servc » Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:33 pm

This is just an intro into my Cherry Shrimp tank with some images.

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The tank is a 10g that has been set up for about 4 weeks now, the sponge filter was already cycled from another tank. There are about 25 shrimp in it right now but that will change soon as several females are showing saddles. The plants are java moss, phoenix moss, duckweed, and one of those moss balls that I ripped a chunk off of.

Here is a closeup of one of my larger shrimps.

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Hope you enjoy the pictures, they are not the best because they were taking with my phone.
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Re: My Cherry Shrimp Tank

Postby Fogelhund » Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:35 pm

Pics don't seem to work.
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Re: My Cherry Shrimp Tank

Postby Deeda » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:51 pm

They work for me!

Nice start but you definitely need more plants in there. I've had great luck with Najas grass. My RCS love it and it multiplies fast enough that I can sell it at my local fish club auctions.
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Re: My Cherry Shrimp Tank

Postby Fogelhund » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:57 pm

Funny, they work for me now too.
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Re: My Cherry Shrimp Tank

Postby Storiwyr » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:03 pm

Do you just keep them for fun? My husband loves them and I bet he would dig having some. :) Can they be kept in those nano aquariums as species tanks?
90G Malawi: Demasoni, alb. Socolofi, Aceis, lone C. moorii

75G Tanganyika: BCWP Calvus, Muzi Goldhead Comps, Kerenge Cyps, Multies

20G: Mollies, Rainbows, Crystal Shrimp

40G Reef: Linear Blennies, Watchman Goby, Cleaner Shrimp, Sexy Shrimp
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Re: My Cherry Shrimp Tank

Postby Fogelhund » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:10 pm

I kept them for a long time, and bred them for food for my Tangs.
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Re: My Cherry Shrimp Tank

Postby Storiwyr » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:13 pm

Were they difficult to breed? I'm not sure I could convince my husband to feed them to the Tangs, but it would be a good excuse at the start, anyway! XD
90G Malawi: Demasoni, alb. Socolofi, Aceis, lone C. moorii

75G Tanganyika: BCWP Calvus, Muzi Goldhead Comps, Kerenge Cyps, Multies

20G: Mollies, Rainbows, Crystal Shrimp

40G Reef: Linear Blennies, Watchman Goby, Cleaner Shrimp, Sexy Shrimp
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Re: My Cherry Shrimp Tank

Postby Deeda » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:20 pm

My RCS breed like rabbits. My excess shrimp go either to fish club auctions or to my Tang tanks for some frenzied feedings.
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Re: My Cherry Shrimp Tank

Postby Servc » Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:21 am

I've ordered some more moss, xmax and flame moss. I have more java moss I'll probably add. Might try to make a moss wall in the background. I believe i actually have a piece of najas grass floating in my other tank. It came with some of the cherry shrimp when i ordered them. If I anchor it too a rock will it take off? Other tank doesn't have a light, its just used for my convict fry.

There are some videos of red cherry shrimp species only nano tanks on youtube.
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Re: My Cherry Shrimp Tank

Postby Storiwyr » Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:53 am

Thanks guys! I think I know what my husband is getting for his birthday! ;)
90G Malawi: Demasoni, alb. Socolofi, Aceis, lone C. moorii

75G Tanganyika: BCWP Calvus, Muzi Goldhead Comps, Kerenge Cyps, Multies

20G: Mollies, Rainbows, Crystal Shrimp

40G Reef: Linear Blennies, Watchman Goby, Cleaner Shrimp, Sexy Shrimp
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Re: My Cherry Shrimp Tank

Postby Deeda » Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:01 pm

I haven't noticed that my Najas grass gets rooted very often. I use it mostly as a floater.

The other mosses you posted may do much better as a moss wall.
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Re: My Cherry Shrimp Tank

Postby Servc » Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:52 pm

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Just wanted to post an updated picture of my shrimp tank. Added a piece of driftwood I had sitting in my turtle tank to it about two weeks ago. It has made the shrimp spend more time out in the open instead of grazing/hiding on the filter 90% of the time. The java moss is super thick now and the najas grass is almost 2 ft, originally was about 5 inches, when stretched out.
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