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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-16-2018, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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Where to buy shrimp

Hi everyone im new around here.
I have had some cherry shrimp in a 10 gallon years ago but always wanted to get some Crystal red shrimp .
Where is the best place to get them and how different would the care be from cherries?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-17-2018, 02:09 AM
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CRS are a bit more finicky than cherries and have different water parameter requirements. I would definitely do some research and be sure you want to aliens the time on getting to and maintain the right requirements. I had a pretty good experience with Alpha Pro Breeders and I know that Flip Aquatics is an awesome breeder and vendor of all kinds of shrimp. Rob has a bunch of videos on YouTube that will help you learn about freshwater shrimp keeping.
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There are people on this forum who sell shrimp (for sale section!) or even many breeders who sell home-bred shrimp.


Be sure you get a buffering substrate that lowers the pH (ADA, SL-Aqua, Prodibio, Controsoil.... would not recommend Fluval), RO water (RO unit, or buying from a store) and GH+ minerals. You'll need liquid GH and KH test kits, if you don't have them already plus a TDS meter. If the TDS meter doesn't come with a calibration solution, be sure you get that as well from the same company as the TDS meter.
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I would definitely recommend buying from forum people. Aside from TPT there is a shrimp forum where people sell shrimp. Usually you'll get healthier shrimp as well as a better price when you buy from individuals on forums.
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Try checking Online Freshwater Shrimp Shop or the Shrimp Tank. You can find your best shrimp products there.
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