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Provincial Mandarian Tree Biotope

Had this one in limbo for a few months. Planed a trip to a scenic spot but couldn't get much from that. I wanted to take stuff from a nature area; however, nearly all trips were in groups done with a tour guide. So, I thought about getting stuff near my local area, but didn't see much that I could use, and felt a bit strange pulling stuff out of the ground if others were watching. As a result, I dismissed the idea of doing what I had originally wanted.

About 3 weeks ago, some water plants indigenous to Guangxi province, were being sold at the market where I buy most of my stuff. I found a few varieties and all were inexpensive, so it was much easier for me to just buy those than go into the river or lake myself.

Looked for some local land plants and found a few. The most unique feature is the mandarin orange tree that grows naturally in Southern Guangxi province. A few leaves, especially from the bottom, frequently tend to fall off, though.

There are 2 local transparent shrimps in there. I am trying them out and will probably get more. Looking for some local small fish, too.
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Wow! Its actually growing oranges! Are there any fish in the front tank?

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No fish, yet. Looking for some indigenous ones. Got shrimp in there. They are transparent so it is hard to see them, but are big. Those oranges are actually edible.
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Tried getting decent photos of the shrimps. They are doing well and see them swimming in the open more often.
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Ghost shrimp haha.
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Sorry for the late reply. I'm from America but work in China. I recently returned to NYC. I didn't know that was a ghost shrimp. They have little pinchers that I have never noticed on ghost shrimp from pictures. One hid the other was more active. I was starting to like them, too.
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