05-25-2012, 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Olympia
Yea, they are for the hardcore invert fans, hehe. You could see all the ugly details when they are full grown too!
Is this a shrimp only tank?
Well there's the average cherries and varieties, yellow shrimp and snowball shrimp, are some basic varieties.. Crystal reds are a bit pricey. Tiger shrimp are for a bit more of an experienced shrimp keeper, but they are doable if you're good with water quality. There's sulawesi shrimp which are fascinating but if you don't have much experience with shrimp they may trouble you.
If you want a crayfish you could do some orange dwarf crayfish. They stay small and don't eat plants. They are pretty pricey though, $30 each at my LFS.
For plants, hmm hygrophilia come to mind. Java fern, java moss.
I am thinking of doing this as fish only so that the bioload stays low and the plants can really flourish. I have a saltwater fish tank so thirty dollars on a shrimp is actually kind of cheap for me lol
so orange crags are from Mexico and since my brother and my girlfriend are both doing central American tanks already I can steal some plants from them. Do crayfish have Amy special care requirements? Would a male/female pair be fine together?