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ravensgate 01-09-2013 07:44 PM

Any shrimpers in Middle Tennessee???
I can't be the only one;) How many folks do we have here that are into freshwater shrimps in the Middle Tennessee area? I'm in Lebanon, about 45 miles east of Nashville and currently have Painted Fire Reds, Supremes, CBS, CRS, Goldens, Tibees, OEBTs and Amanos. Would be great to find folks locally:)

crazydaz 01-13-2013 03:19 AM

I love shrimp, but only have Tangerines and Oranges. :( too afraid to add others, and I'm at my tank limit of "two" right now.

Lebanon huh? Seems like most hobbyists are in Clarksville in this state! I haven't had too much luck finding people extremely close to me, even though I'm near Nashville.

Ever thought about joining up with Tank I bet that you and Therese would get along very well!

ravensgate 01-25-2013 09:11 PM

Yeah no joke! Other shrimpers are generally in Clarksville or Knoxville. I mean SOMEBODY has to be buying those CRS Aquatic Critter sometimes carries, right?

Do you have tangerine tigers?? I may be in the market for some in a few months if you do...would love to buy local instead of having them shipped (and I'm talking 4 or 5 not a ton). I have been over to Tank Outlaws but can't remember if I joined or not. Might need to do that this weekend:)

ekcrowley7 01-29-2013 02:57 AM

Hey!! I'm in Murfreesboro right now, I'm getting ready to move to Columbia. I'm very new to shrimp keeping, so I'm not positive of the quality of the shrimp that I have or exactly what color classification they are (cherry, fire, etc) Currently I have 5 adult Red Cherry Shrimp and 7 babies. I'd def be willing to part with most of the babies if you're looking to trade. I want to make sure I don't have any inbreeding going on in my tank.

ravensgate 01-29-2013 03:29 AM

Hi there! Oh don't worry about getting rid of your babies...inbreeding doesn't affect shrimp like it does a lot of other species. Most shrimp in the hobby are inbred for generations. If you want to improve your lines you add shrimp from a different source:) I know Animal City has some Sakura grade cherries last time I was there and Aquatic Critter has nice Sakuras as well.

ekcrowley7 01-29-2013 03:50 AM

lol...i got half from Animal City and the other half from Aquatic Critter...
I stopped by the Franklin Pet store today while I was in Columbia, they did have some Ghost and Algae eating shrimp. But that was it. Any ideas on where else I could get a few more. I need some males. I think either all or almost all of mine are females. I got one that already had eggs, hence the babies.

I just recently moved them into a 20 gallon tank with the goldfish they've always been with. And everyone seem so much happier.

AndyS 02-01-2013 03:07 AM

I am new to shrimp keeping, but have some orange neos in a 9 gallon nano. Started with 12 I got from Aquabid. Noticed my oldest female had dropped her second set of babies today.

I'm in the Priest Lake area.

TheColumbiaplantman 02-01-2013 08:16 PM

New to shrimp keeping as well, live in Columbia. Got 3 cherrys and 4 Amanos in my 30gal, hope to get some red crystal shrimp for my new nano!

HD Blazingwolf 02-14-2013 06:01 PM

there is no one in the state!!!
haha i've met one fellow member but that's it

crazy, we need to set a meetup!

oh and i have shrimp but im in the south of TN. 2 min away frm the georgia border

ravensgate 02-14-2013 06:15 PM


Originally Posted by AndyS (Post 2413186)
I am new to shrimp keeping, but have some orange neos in a 9 gallon nano. Started with 12 I got from Aquabid. Noticed my oldest female had dropped her second set of babies today.

I'm in the Priest Lake area.

You're about 20 minutes from me! Not bad:)

crazydaz 02-15-2013 03:25 AM

HD, I'm game! Let me know the next time you think you're headed up to Nashville.

ravensgate 02-15-2013 03:30 AM

I'm totally game too for a Nashville meet up.:)

HD Blazingwolf 02-15-2013 10:00 AM

Sounds like it just needs to be made. Instead of waiting on me! It could be next year if we wait on me. And a 1.5 hour drive wont hurt me at all

ravensgate 02-16-2013 02:34 AM

OK, we need to start figuring out how to network then. Not that I mind meeting up with just a couple of fellow shrimpers but man, it would be nice to get a decent group together to actually be able to hold some shrimp related swap meets a couple of times a year.

I am planning on going to Aquatic Critter in the next few weeks...I wonder if they have any sort of bulletin board type thing there? There has to be a way to network to folks they may not be on this forum or on the internet a lot in general.

crazydaz 02-16-2013 02:52 AM

I believe that if you speak with the owner, they will let you post fliers and what not. The best thing to do is to see if they would be interested in helping you network. It is in their best interest as well, since they don't have a huge variety of shrimp, they could probably increase their stock using a hobbyist who is willing to sell to them.

Just my thinking!

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