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I want to say that 10 years isn't possible for a shrimp.. It just isn't in the cards.

I'm not saying anybody is lying, but it would shock me if I found that for myself after attempting that experiment.

Y'all must be doing something right, congrats.
They've always been most popular among aquarists who focus on plants, and often live in warm soft water with a fluctuating pH due to CO2 injection. I don't think those are optimal conditions for them really, but if aquarists with those kinds of setups are the ones who tend to buy and write about them, the 'accepted' lifespan will reflect that... that's what I suspect, anyway.
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I have a pair I've had for four years.
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They've always been most popular among aquarists who focus on plants, and often live in warm soft water with a fluctuating pH due to CO2 injection. I don't think those are optimal conditions for them really, but if aquarists with those kinds of setups are the ones who tend to buy and write about them, the 'accepted' lifespan will reflect that... that's what I suspect, anyway.
Not a bad point. However I know a lot of low tech people keep them too. I usually see posts about people not seeing them for a long time, tearing down a tank and finding them lol.

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i've had 2 in a low tech tank for .. nearly 4 years now. they went in the same day the water appeared to finish the cycle. one of them is quite big.. i think he is 2-2.5 inches. for scale, in the picture, that rock is between a cantaloupe and a football.



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