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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-17-2013, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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Quick. Help me stock my newest tank :D

Hello fellow shrimpers! So the weather is FINALLY breaking for a couple days in my neck of the woods, time to order some livestock! So i have a DBP 5way betta that has been cycling. I havent planted it yet, but pics below show the current hardscape setup and a rough sketch of my flora plans for it. Moss in the middle (likely anchor), Staur. Repens 049 on the left and right, not sure what my background plant will be yet, possibly a wall of crypts.

So, what i'm looking for....help me stock it! This will be a tiger tank. I already have OEBT's, TT's, and Regular Tigers. I am looking to get either Red Tigers, BTOE, or Black Tigers Black Eyes (BTBE?) for this tank. So, i have a poll at the top and i will be ordering Thursday.

Keep in mind these shrimp will not be going directly into this tank. They will be housed in a very mature tank until i feel the DBP is ready for them. Pics are below, any additional input/experiences/advice would also be greatly appreciated. Thanks and happy shrimping!

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What's a BTBE?

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Not on list but royal blue tigers are also a good choice
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I personally keep all tigers except regular and super. But I absolutely just fell in love with my red tigers now that they have exploded in population. That nice bright red stripes a goldenish special sheen on the body and they get bigger than any other tiger I keep.

If I had a second choice I love my btoe, was my favorite until I got my red tigers

My least favorite is tt as I just use the. For discus food now


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Thanks for the responses so far everyone. Keep em'comin, only one day left before i order!

Greenteam-I agree, they are stunning. I actually already have a tank ready for them, thats the only reason they arent on the list

AnionAndCation-Too be honest i havent really given them much thought. They look really cool but i dont really know much about keeping them (havent done any research on them honestly). If they need crs params, tiger params, do they breed true, etc. But definitely a shrimp I may consider down the line!

Sbarbee-Thanks for the input. Too be honest i am partial to the red tigers, they look amazing but wanted to make it interesting and see what TPT thinks i should stock From what i understand they are a little more finicky than other tigers as far as keeping goes. Whats your opinion?
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A little but I would not say more than btoe or royal blues


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Thanks again for all the responses so far! I cant believe how close it is. Right now we're tied for BTOE and Red Tiger. I was planning on ordering tomorrow since i have a good 4 day window of decent temps, but so far my source has not gotten back to me about the sale buttttt it is the holiday season so i can understand that. Either way i will still be going with whatever is decided in that poll so keep the votes coming!

P.S. You dont have to keep any of these shrimp to give your opinion! Thanks again all!
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I keep what u need but i cant ship until the 26th or later

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Just wanted to give a quick thanks again to everyone for providing their input! Red Tigers were the winner (secretly, i was hoping these would win ) Ordered 12 which will be coming sometime after the holidays. I'll be sure to post some pics. Happy holidays and happy shrimping!!
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