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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-20-2012, 03:55 AM Thread Starter
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2.5 gallon ideas?

Hey! So I have an empty 2.5 gallon lying around and I don't know what to put in it. I want to put cherry shrimp in there but all the stores that have them around me sell them for ~$3-4 (SOOOOO EXPENSIVE). I'd like to purchase from the forum but I'm only 15, which means I don't want a PayPal, and my parents won't buy anything online for me!

So I need some help and some ideas on what to put in the tank. No bettas preferably because I have kept too many and I am too bored of them. OR if you'd like you can send me some cherries for free PM me for my address!

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-20-2012, 04:30 AM
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If you can get a berried female cherry shrimp (one with eggs), that's all you'll need to start a colony...

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-20-2012, 04:42 AM Thread Starter
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that sounds like a good method actually! how would you care for the babies tho?
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-20-2012, 04:48 AM
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same as with the adults.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-21-2012, 04:34 PM
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Just have some moss or plants that they can eat off of. Not long after that you can put in a piece of shrimp food and adults and babies will eat it.

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Did you find some shrimp yet? if your tank is still empty pm me and i will send you 6 fire reds for free.
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