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post #46 of 95 (permalink) Old 04-28-2013, 12:05 AM Thread Starter
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A few shots of some of the Neos in this tank:







They range from PFR to Rili-like to blue and even some hints of green.

Lost one of the Tigers, only two remain. One of them is visible on the sponge in the pics above. Need to add some more to the tank.
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Did you add a mix of cherries and rilis?

That moss is going to look quite unique once it grows in!
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What kind of neo is that? It looks fabulous!

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jkan0228: They're just random Neos from one of my tanks. No specific variety. I just let them do their thing.

CPDzeke: Which one? They're all just offshoots of standard Cherry Shrimp.
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Awesome tank! looks like that snail is getting mobbed
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One of the Tigers appears to be developing reddish brown stripes, which is fine by me.

Guess I need to get on the ball and add more as time permits.
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Time for an update! Things are growing slowly. Just how I like them in shrimp tanks.

Unfortunately, some Stringy/Java moss found its way into the Fissidens as I was gluing. Now I'll be spending the next year yanking it out as I see it.



If you look closely, you'll see my plaid pajama pants. Stylish, for sure.

Detail of some of the Fissidens - along with Frogbit roots, a rough-looking Java Fern and a hunk of Indian Almond Leaf:



All the rock along the top of the scape all had some really green algae for a couple weeks but I guess these little bugs have cleaned it all off. Which is a shame, as it looked terrific. Shrimp apparently don't have the same aesthetic as me.

Have a few berried mama Cherry Shrimp, so I guess I'll soon have a bunch of babies.
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Shrimp apparently don't have the same aesthetic as me.
Chuckled when I read that!

Awesome tank with awesome rockwork. Also wanted to ask, do you think that the tigers will have a problem breeding in a tank that small?
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Re: Jake's 5.5gal Tiger & Cherry Shrimp Tank

I will be honored to send you a dump truck of my most exquisite algae, but then it might eat your shrimp .

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The one time you want algae to grow and don't want shrimp to eat it? Of course they chow down.

Gonna try to get some updated photos of the tank this weekend because the fissidens has grown in really nicely.
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Not at all.

Shrimp will breed in just about any tank as long as parameters are suitable.

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Also wanted to ask, do you think that the tigers will have a problem breeding in a tank that small?
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Update time:



Lots of growth. Still removing stray moss on an almost daily basis.

Some other Fissidens cell phone shots:



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It's fun watching these little critters. When they're on the black lava rock, they're deep reds and blues.



But when on the pool filter sand, they fade and look much more pale.
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All the Neos brighten up into reds and blues when it's Om Nom Nom time in the tank for some reason:



One of the elusive Tigers:



It grabbed a chunk of food and decided to stake out a territory.
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