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11-19-2014 03:03 AM
Tazalanche I'm in Middle Tennessee too. I live in Lafayette & work in Gallatin.

I got my first 8 RCS from Critter on Sunday. They're in a 1/2 thickly planted low tech 20L with 6 rasbora, a clown plec & 3 pygmy cories.

I've been caring for freshwater fish off & on since 1993, but burned myself out on the bigger fish after a few years with discus. We have thinned down our active tanks to 1 discus tank, 1 angel tank, 2 guppy tanks & the above mentioned shrimp setup.

Since it's the wrong time of the year to consider shipping, I'm hoping to head to Pet Central in Bowling Green, KY this weekend to see if they still have any RCS, rasboras or pygmy cories in stock so I can double the quantity in the tank (after QT) with stock from another source to strengthen the bloodlines if/when they start breeding.

Anyway, hi fellow local shrimpers! I know I still have a lot to learn about proper plant & shrimp care, but at least it's cheaper to make mistakes than the thousands we spent on discus.
10-12-2014 12:49 AM
dirbrit
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Congratulations on your first batch of shrimp! I have found the cherry shrimp to be very easy to care for and keep happily breeding. Mine are like roaches, I give and give them away but they are still everywhere!
well, that didnt go well. found them at the bottom twitching. grabbed them them and literally dropped in two ther tanks that i consider not the best in water quality. they actually revived. odd. the tank i took them out of is dirted. weird
10-11-2014 02:12 AM
tlyons01 Congratulations on your first batch of shrimp! I have found the cherry shrimp to be very easy to care for and keep happily breeding. Mine are like roaches, I give and give them away but they are still everywhere!
10-11-2014 12:38 AM
dirbrit just got my first rcs.. im in bedford county. hi peeps
07-08-2014 02:32 PM
Klinckman I'm curious as to what water conditions you are kept the CRS? I've been tempted to get some, though I'm still using tap water(with prime).

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07-08-2014 04:32 AM
Tyveck Hey its good to see some awesome shrimpers in Tennessee! I live about 30 minutes south of Nashville:> In the next 2 month I should have some CRS to trade! SS+
05-18-2014 12:01 AM
AndyS
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Didn't want either of you guys to think I had forgotten about you. I do still want shrimp AND plants. We're self employed and money is tight at the moment, and unfortunately for me, shrimp are not a necessity. Things should look up in the next week, and I'll be ready for shrimp. This has given me plenty of time to think about how badly I really do want them....lol.
I thought you were probably waiting for the ones in the more normal pH tank to grow out a bit. They're still pretty small yet. So no rush.
05-17-2014 06:03 PM
Jill Didn't want either of you guys to think I had forgotten about you. I do still want shrimp AND plants. We're self employed and money is tight at the moment, and unfortunately for me, shrimp are not a necessity. Things should look up in the next week, and I'll be ready for shrimp. This has given me plenty of time to think about how badly I really do want them....lol.
04-23-2014 06:11 PM
Klinckman Sis is here in Franklin near me. We have a bunch of plants also. As you know that neos interbreed, so it is likely better to keep them in separate tanks from the orange.
04-23-2014 05:59 PM
Jill
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Don't expect much from the critter for credit. I gave them a bunch of plants, that they put a price on, which retailed for over $60 based on their prices. I got a $6 credit. With this it isn't even worth me driving to the critter.

FYI, my sis has a bunch of bright yellow neos she is willing to part with some.
Somehow I figured as much with the Critter. :/

Does your sister live in Nashville too? I would just love to have the bright yellows as well as the orange. I do have more tanks I can set up (although my husband might kill me).

I'm assuming it's not a good idea to put the orange and yellow together unless I plan to have a lot of culls (which I'm actually okay with if there's a chance of getting some interesting ones in there).
04-23-2014 05:51 PM
Klinckman Don't expect much from the critter for credit. I gave them a bunch of plants, that they put a price on, which retailed for over $60 based on their prices. I got a $6 credit. With this it isn't even worth me driving to the critter.

FYI, my sis has a bunch of bright yellow neos she is willing to part with some.
04-23-2014 05:40 PM
Jill
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That's fine. I'll just noticed I'm getting ready to have a third set of babies in the little tank within the last week or so. Be interesting to see the mortality and how many make it in there, because there are a ton right now, all almost too small to see yet.

I do have a few from my first spawn, but not enough to probably matter. They're that kind of mid-age juvenile you'd probably want. I've got a lot more of that size in the bigger, Aquasoil tank.

I didn't have any problem moving from the downstairs tank to the upstairs. I think I drip acclimated over an hour or so.

I figured that price is similar to online, but you'd not have shipping. Much cheaper than at Aquatic Critter. I talked to the guy there about sometime maybe giving him some for store credit. It would be interesting to see what they'd pay.

If you need any Subwassertang or Asian watermoss floaters (Salvinia cucullata), I always have a bunch of extra. Probably would put some Subwassertang in with the shrimp to travel with anyway, so that they have something to hold on to. Either that or some moss.
So far so good with parameters. No spikes to be seen yet. I was expecting to see some ammonia by now, but there is zilch. If all is still well by this weekend, I should be ready for some shrimp. I imagine they won't affect the bioload too much if at all.

It will be very interesting to see what the Critter offers. I've always wondered about that. Back when I was breeding endlers and PFR, I considered asking them but never got around to it.

I would love any plants you don't need. Right now I have hornwort, a couple of crypts, an amazon sword and a marimo moss ball (these survived with my one little shrimp). It's pretty bare...lol.
04-21-2014 05:24 PM
AndyS
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Originally Posted by Jill View Post
Maybe I should just wait for the little ones to grow a bit then....just to be on the safe side with the ph. That will also give me time to make sure my parameters are what they should be. I just added some cories to the tank so I'm expecting a mini-cycle now. Just let me know when you think they're ready to move. Oh, and that price is more than fair.
That's fine. I'll just noticed I'm getting ready to have a third set of babies in the little tank within the last week or so. Be interesting to see the mortality and how many make it in there, because there are a ton right now, all almost too small to see yet.

I do have a few from my first spawn, but not enough to probably matter. They're that kind of mid-age juvenile you'd probably want. I've got a lot more of that size in the bigger, Aquasoil tank.

I didn't have any problem moving from the downstairs tank to the upstairs. I think I drip acclimated over an hour or so.

I figured that price is similar to online, but you'd not have shipping. Much cheaper than at Aquatic Critter. I talked to the guy there about sometime maybe giving him some for store credit. It would be interesting to see what they'd pay.

If you need any Subwassertang or Asian watermoss floaters (Salvinia cucullata), I always have a bunch of extra. Probably would put some Subwassertang in with the shrimp to travel with anyway, so that they have something to hold on to. Either that or some moss.
04-21-2014 05:15 PM
Jill
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I tested some water I keep sitting out to top off tanks, and that looks about the same as mine. However, my main shrimp tank with Aquasoil buffers down to 7.0 or slightly below. My dirt/blasting sand little tank stays near what the tap water is.

Would $1.50 price be fair? Maybe 10 or so to get you a colony started?

The lower pH main tank probably has a good mix of sizes right now, the little tank with near tap pH just had two sets of babies drop, but their tiny and it might be a bit before they'd be ready to move. They might be more likely to be the tangerine color vs the orange, as that's the adults I moved to that tank were tangerine color.

Maybe I should just wait for the little ones to grow a bit then....just to be on the safe side with the ph. That will also give me time to make sure my parameters are what they should be. I just added some cories to the tank so I'm expecting a mini-cycle now. Just let me know when you think they're ready to move. Oh, and that price is more than fair.
04-21-2014 04:37 PM
AndyS
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Originally Posted by Jill View Post
Out of curiosity, what is the ph from your tap? I think mine is around 7.4-7.6. Just curious if that's the norm for Nashville.
I tested some water I keep sitting out to top off tanks, and that looks about the same as mine. However, my main shrimp tank with Aquasoil buffers down to 7.0 or slightly below. My dirt/blasting sand little tank stays near what the tap water is.

Would $1.50 price be fair? Maybe 10 or so to get you a colony started?

The lower pH main tank probably has a good mix of sizes right now, the little tank with near tap pH just had two sets of babies drop, but their tiny and it might be a bit before they'd be ready to move. They might be more likely to be the tangerine color vs the orange, as that's the adults I moved to that tank were tangerine color.
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