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mxgalaxy 12-28-2011 12:26 PM

New Red Cherry Shrimp Setup
 
Hi All,

I wanted to take sometime and share my new Red Cherry Shrimp setup which is a 55 Gallon aquarium. It has been planted for a few weeks now, but the aquatic moss had a slow start. Hope you all enjoy the video... I will upload again in a few weeks. Thank you,


bigfish93 12-30-2011 01:23 AM

Really nice tank! The black background and substrate really make the shrimp pop out. Do you have any plans to stock it with fish, or is it going to be a shrimp only tank?

mxgalaxy 01-05-2012 06:02 PM

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Originally Posted by bigfish93 (Post 934049)
Really nice tank! The black background and substrate really make the shrimp pop out. Do you have any plans to stock it with fish, or is it going to be a shrimp only tank?

Hi, Thank you for the comment. I'm planning on this to be a moss / shrimp tank only.

Nubster 01-05-2012 06:30 PM

Your shrimp look huge. I like the tank though. I recently switched my 75g tank to all shrimp.

angella 01-14-2012 10:48 AM

By the looks of your tank you are an expert, so I gotta ask how you keep your shrimp alive ;) I put six cherry shrimp in my 55gal two weeks ago and I'm not sure if they're alive or not. I have lots of plants like java fern, multiple anubius varieties, ludwigia, a moss ball, pygmy chain sword, dwarf sag, vallsineria, and crypts, plus driftwood and lava rocks. I saw two shrimp yesterday so I know they are still kinda there but they looked a little funny. Not sure how to explain it.. I could see food in them though so I guess they weren't too bad off? My temp is 77F, 6.7pH, soft water, fully cycled mature tank. I do 20% water changes weekly and use prime and flourish comprehensive the next day. I have 15 neon tetras, 8 cherry barbs, one male betta, and 10 harlequin rasboras. I don't think my fish ate them?

I would love your help as I'm not sure if there is some important thing about shrimp keeping that I am missing D;
They're really cute and I love watching them. Maybe they just like to hide... I dunno. Thanks though and I hope you might have an idea what is wrong, if something is in fact wrong.


Oh and to comment on your video WOW your shrimp are red :P I like the way they pop out so much, the black really complements them and the moss on the driftwood seems cool. And I have a white rock in my tank that appears to look EXACTLY like yours... it's kinda odd haha.

GwenInNM 01-14-2012 11:01 AM


Stunning! I'm impressed you can have a 55 gallon and only put RCS in it!!! :lol:

Gwen

mxgalaxy 01-14-2012 12:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by angella (Post 950173)
By the looks of your tank you are an expert, so I gotta ask how you keep your shrimp alive ;) I put six cherry shrimp in my 55gal two weeks ago and I'm not sure if they're alive or not. I have lots of plants like java fern, multiple anubius varieties, ludwigia, a moss ball, pygmy chain sword, dwarf sag, vallsineria, and crypts, plus driftwood and lava rocks. I saw two shrimp yesterday so I know they are still kinda there but they looked a little funny. Not sure how to explain it.. I could see food in them though so I guess they weren't too bad off? My temp is 77F, 6.7pH, soft water, fully cycled mature tank. I do 20% water changes weekly and use prime and flourish comprehensive the next day. I have 15 neon tetras, 8 cherry barbs, one male betta, and 10 harlequin rasboras. I don't think my fish ate them?

I would love your help as I'm not sure if there is some important thing about shrimp keeping that I am missing D;
They're really cute and I love watching them. Maybe they just like to hide... I dunno. Thanks though and I hope you might have an idea what is wrong, if something is in fact wrong.


Oh and to comment on your video WOW your shrimp are red :P I like the way they pop out so much, the black really complements them and the moss on the driftwood seems cool. And I have a white rock in my tank that appears to look EXACTLY like yours... it's kinda odd haha.

Hi Angella,

I can honestly say I think the betta, cherry barbs, and possibly the rasboro will hunt and eat the shrimp. I'm speaking from past experience, this is why I have decided to keep this as a shrimp only tank. i also use seachem products, but they are 100% safe for freshwater invertebrates if used properly when dosing. I hope this helps, but feel free to contact me with any other questions.

Molinious 01-14-2012 12:23 PM

Iv got Cherry Reds in my aquarium with a similar stock as yours and there fine, in fact the population is booming!

willow 01-14-2012 02:56 PM

wow ! your tank is stunning,i would love something like that to grace any room
in my house. !

Nubster 01-14-2012 08:12 PM

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Originally Posted by GwenInNM (Post 950181)

Stunning! I'm impressed you can have a 55 gallon and only put RCS in it!!! :lol:

Gwen

My RCS tank is a 75g...lol Shrimp only.


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