|04-01-2014 06:20 PM|
RCS along with most dwarf shrimp in the Neocaridina genus (cherry shrimps) are hardy and prolific to care for. While they are easy to care for, they are also tasty little things. Most fish are not "shrimp safe" and will probably be eaten at some point. That being said, some people have luck keeping them with bettas, rainbows and most tetras. It's a case-by-case basis type of thing. Most people keep them in a densely planted tank with a low fish load, everyone well fed. I wrote a little article for Crayfish Kings magazine if you want to have a read.
|04-01-2014 04:10 PM|
There hasn't been much activity in this thread in a while so let me introduce myself. I'm John, and we live in Sanford. I'm a fairly experienced marine aquarist but an utter virgin to planted tanks. Anyway, I want to make a go of it with a black sand substrate instead of dirt. Here's a link to a nice thread on using this substrate:
Meanwhile, I started a thread about setting up my tank recently . . .
. . . but haven't had any response so perhaps I started it in the wrong place. Finally, are RCS (red cherry shrimp, I presume) difficult to keep? When my tank was set up as a reef, invertebrates were amongst my favorites. Anyway, I sought out a photo of RCS online and they seem quite beautiful and because my goal is a peaceful tank, it seems they would fit right in. Finally, I'm hoping to build out a relatively low maintenance tank, e.g. no CO2, low fish load, etc. I quite frankly don't know if this is compatible with what I'm doing but would love feedback from those who have gone before me.
|07-14-2012 02:19 AM|
This is the new meet up thread... more or less.
|07-13-2012 10:31 PM|
|07-13-2012 10:30 PM|
Hey all, just got back from vacation so I am trying to catch up on things. I would be willing to host a meet up at my house, I would gladly provide a consistent place for us to meet. I live right by seaworld and aquatica. We have plenty of room to hang out. Demonr6 has come by here a number of times he can tell you how much room we have. I can give my contact info to anybody that is going to head up the meetup stuff or club.
RCS Tank is exploding. Babies galore WOOT WOOT!!!
BTW - I want to buy more assassin snails.
|06-26-2012 07:01 PM|
Here's the meetup thread.
|06-26-2012 06:20 PM|
Ill be down for a swap meet, gives chance to meet some of you guys.
Btw I went to Marinewarehouse in Tampa yesterday, by far the best selection of plants I have seen. Quite the drive but worth it. They we out of A.Nana's but i got my fill of java moss indeed.
|06-26-2012 02:40 PM|
|06-25-2012 10:23 PM|
A LFS employ told me freshwater shrimp are just too much of a hassle. They are available to order if I want them, but they are just too small and get lost in their tanks. This lead me to believe RCS cost the store alot more then ghost shrimp, as they have a small tank loaded with them... the size could still be the main issue also.
I'd rather get my shrimp from TPT folks anyways
|06-25-2012 04:31 PM|
If you're here on Sunday there is talk of people meeting up to trade some stuff at 1. I'll double check if that is still going on.
|06-25-2012 03:30 PM|
Fishy Business has freshwater fish but the selection is not quite as diverse as their saltwater choices,
|06-24-2012 10:21 PM|
I'm in Orlando for the next few days; not very sunny, lots of rain : (
This calls for LFS outings, any suggestions for shops that have a nice selection of freshwater fish/inverts?
|06-21-2012 02:50 AM|
I'd be more than willing to host, though you guys can't be too harsh on my tank and set up lol.
BTW, I'm thinking about becoming a member of ORCA (Orlando Reef Caretakers Association) just so that I can borrow their PAR meter. Does anybody else need a PAR meter?
|06-19-2012 08:15 PM|
Let's do this!
|06-19-2012 05:11 PM|
|demonr6||That would work..|
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