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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-21-2012, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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DoubleT's 10g Fire Red/Tiger Shrimp tank

Current FTS 4-8-2013


added some tiger shrimp 4-12-2013

Started on 4-15-2012

Equipment:
-10g tank (standard)
-Fluval plant stratum
-20 Aquaticlife T5HO light fixture 2 -6000k 18w bulbs
-Eheim classic 2213


Flora:
-Narrow leaf anacharis
-Marimo moss ball
-Mini Fissidens
-Myriophyllum Mattogrossense
-Bronze crypt wendtii

Fauna:
-MTS
-red ramshorn snails
-Fire Red shrimp
-Malawa shrimp

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-21-2012, 11:43 PM
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Hiii, looks great so far! Youre shimpies are beautiful! I hope to have some crystal red friends some day soon.

Im curious about your substrate, what are you using?



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tank looks nice. might become over crowded with three species of shrimp in there....
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Nice! what grade are the crs?
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Mostly A grade, I think 1 might be S grade( the male) since it has way more white than the others
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Nice shrimp, it looks like you have a good amount of them ha
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While waiting for my PFRs to arrive in the mail I added some pics of malawa shrimp.
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post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-26-2012, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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Finally got my PFRs, here is the best colored one of the bunch
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Picked up some narrow leaf anacharis today.... The shrimp really love eating the biofilm off off it.
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Here is a current FTS of the tank, I will be getting some regular tiger shrimp for this tank in the next couple of days... Im so excited!
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Just added 12 regular tiger shrimp to the tank, they seem to be doing great. I might be finding new homes for the malawa shrimp and making this tank PFR/tiger shrimp tank.

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*Update* My PFRs are finally saddling up, hopefully I'll have some berried shrimp in the next week! One of my tigers berried up for the first time but she dropped the eggs a day later, but she is holding onto 2 eggs at the moment.

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post #13 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-26-2013, 11:16 PM
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Nice tank....

BTW those aren't PFR's....they are just regular Fire Red shrimp....With real PFR's you can't see their saddle or tell if they're berried unless they swim and you see their underside...They are called "Painted" for a reason - they are suppose to be opaque (and not translucent) just like red paint from a bucket....PM if you want to see pictures of what a real PFR looks like
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You have some nice shrimp! Your plants are growing in nicely.

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Nice tank....

BTW those aren't PFR's....they are just regular Fire Red shrimp....With real PFR's you can't see their saddle or tell if they're berried unless they swim and you see their underside...They are called "Painted" for a reason - they are suppose to be opaque (and not translucent) just like red paint from a bucket....PM if you want to see pictures of what a real PFR looks like
I agree with you most of them are fire red, but I do have one or two that are PFR quality since I can't see through them at all, and once I get a decent population going I'll start culling them.
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