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post #16 of 53 (permalink) Old 08-12-2011, 12:54 AM
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post #17 of 53 (permalink) Old 08-12-2011, 02:17 AM Thread Starter
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So here's the update:














Here's the CPO. I was afraid to put it with my RCS because the tank, being an iwagumi, is just so sparsely planted, so I put him in my Ebi. Then I saw him stalking one of my CRS, so I divided my betta's tank and moved him into there. I was afraid the betta would eat him, so that's why I divided it. My birthday's in two weeks, I think I'll get the Fluval Spec and move either the betta or put the CPO with another one in there and hope to breed them.










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I really like it. Its very nice and clean looking.

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Thanks! Yours are very nice too!

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post #22 of 53 (permalink) Old 08-13-2011, 08:59 PM
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hahah...i want a CPO...but I don't want any shrimp stalking..

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Yeah, I really love it! IMO it's cooler than any shrimp, even CRS! The coloration is just awesome! It molted last night, so it must be doing well. I really hope to get another and breed them. They're just so hard to find! I got this one for a steal though. 5 bucks! Well, after a store credit for some plants and fish. They used to be 14 bucks, but they lowered it. Now they're 10! Even that is an amazing deal! That doesn't occur often at my LFS!

I bought one once when they were 14 bucks, and I put it in my ebi. Then it killed one of my uber expensive OEBT/ate it after it died (don't know which) and I got soooo pissed off I brought it back. But now I realize how awesome they are! The guy at the LFS said that he saw a neon eat one after it molted. My birthday's soon, so, I'm thinking I'll ask my parents for the Fluval Spec to breed these guys in. That'd be sick! Thanks guys, keep the comments coming!

Oh, and I wouldn't worry about putting a CPO in a densely planted tank with an established colony of RCS. I think that it'd pick some off, but not enough to notice. However, in my ebi, I have 13 CRS, and in my 2.5 I have 18 RCS, so it'd put a noticeable dent in my population.

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haha...maybe i'll put a nice betta and cpo in my breeder box....turn the breeder box to an execution chamber for culls...but if a CPO escapes...my tank could be toast.

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post #26 of 53 (permalink) Old 08-13-2011, 10:24 PM
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beautiful scape. I like your plant choices and the contrast between the black flourite and the bright red shrimp. It really makes their color pop
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post #28 of 53 (permalink) Old 08-13-2011, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys! I had a lot more blyxa bit it melted... May get more.

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post #29 of 53 (permalink) Old 08-14-2011, 08:17 PM
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I like your CPO. If you decide to get another one, good luck breeding them ! Soon you may be swarming with them

Your 2.5g rcs tank looks awesome.. makes me want to buy another 2.5g and set up yet another nano on my desk, except this time make it an iwagumi lol.
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Yeah, the CPO is the coolest thing ever! I think he's even cooler than CRS. That is a big statement. I will probably be getting another one and attempting to breed them (funds permitting )

On a side note, how do you guys think this tank would fare in the 2011 AGA aquascaping competition?

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