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Old 12-13-2012, 03:49 PM   #16
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This is our major problem in summer time here,the temp of the tank.We use pc fans for cooling and pray not to go over 30 C in the tank..
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:46 PM   #17
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They're often maligned, but I really like ghost shrimp for my smallest planted vessels. Inexpensive and hardy, they add an unobstrusive and nearly maintanence free bit of action in a tank, don't need to be in multiples to be happy--but offer amusing interaction if you decide to go with more. Coloration is a toss-up, but it's not unusual to find ones that mature into subtle orange and red touches and with minimal feeding they'll happily scour the tank for anything edible helping to keep it picked clean.

Frankly, I never tire of watching mine hanging upside down from floaters picking thru the roots or sailing across the tank. Several of mine have even learned to come to the surface to eat from my fingertips.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:54 PM   #18
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Inanna, shrimp, given happy conditions, will not climb out of tanks.

You sound like a first timer for shrimp, and I'd really encourage you to hold off on fish, test your parameters (assuring yourself you have no nitrates, stable temp, decent TDS and stable PH) then buy some pure fire red neos. I love speedie's supreme reds.

With no natural predators, nobody to eat the fry, they'll be VERY happy, show their true colors, swim and reproduce happily.

In my opinion, they're more fun than any other invert and way more interesting than fish.

On the ghost shrimp note-- I recommend against ghost shrimp. They're so often mislabeled, they can be extremely mean, harm fish and harm other tankmates.

Neos will breed, (ghosts will not) they're 100% peaceful and they are beautiful to look at.

If you love the look of ghost shrimp, allow me to recommend Snowball neos. They're translucent, have a beautiful white coloration to their eggs, and act the same as every other neo.



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Old 12-14-2012, 01:42 PM   #19
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Mark, we've got a tank of shrimp at the moment, cherries and amanos. We also have shrimp in our 2 other tanks (250 litre and 50 litre) including a pair of bamboo shrimp in the big tank. It's just that this tank has a loose lid and plants near the surface so I wasn't sure if they would go wandering or not, but thank you for the advice.
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Mark, we've got a tank of shrimp at the moment, cherries and amanos. We also have shrimp in our 2 other tanks (250 litre and 50 litre) including a pair of bamboo shrimp in the big tank. It's just that this tank has a loose lid and plants near the surface so I wasn't sure if they would go wandering or not, but thank you for the advice.
No problem!

Most shrimp LOVE hanging underneath the floaters and even picking the surface.

One of the funniest things to me is when shrimp climb up a moss laden HOB.

They look so goofy because they look so out of place out of the water xD they get really flat.




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Old 12-14-2012, 06:52 PM   #21
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Heehee! They really are just amazing creatures all round! When I started with the first tank I never would have even dreamed I'd end up a shrimp addict but now... well, yeah, that's a bit of an understatement! I guess I love the fact that I can add them to just about any tank and they will only improve it! Not just the interest but the water quality as well! Diligent little fellas keep everything so nice and tidy. Except the bamboo shrimp I have to say. Lazy. VERY lazy. Tsk.
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