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    Alright, my son wants some shrimp in one of our tanks. I was planning on putting them in the 29gal. Its a community tank, but has fish such as serpaes in it that are a little nippy. I am looking for something interesting, but not too expensive. I haven't seen much for shrimp around me, but may be able to get a lfs to order in some. I have seen bamboo shrimp at the local petco. my other lfs had some sort of shrimp, although I cannot remember the name. i can find ghost shrimp by the dozens, but they don't seem to last long. we want something a little more interesting and hardy. i am located in the US so it needs to be something that can be found here. thanks.
    10 gal tropical tank (mainly snails w/7 fish), 5 rats, 4 parakeets, 1 senegal parrot, 2 degus, 1 snake, 1 blue tongue skink, 3 mice, 1 rabbit, 1 ferret, 5 cats, 1 dog

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    Bamboo are your best choice since they get large, snails are also good for kids.

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    we already have some mystery snails....i'll do some research on the bamboo shrimp, thanks.
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    No problem, as long as you have smaller fish and leave a spot were only he can get after he molts then he will be fine, if he molts and goes to the middle of the tank as mine did with cichlids, they will attack him.

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    yea i have small tetras in my tank, nothing aggressive enough to just attack him.
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    I would go for cherry shrimp, i have a ton of them in my 36g community and they are thriving. I must add, however, that I have a huge afro of java moss on driftwood for them to hide out in. Cherries are usually about $1 a piece, brightly colored, and easy to keep.
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    i have never seen cherry shrimp where i live.
    10 gal tropical tank (mainly snails w/7 fish), 5 rats, 4 parakeets, 1 senegal parrot, 2 degus, 1 snake, 1 blue tongue skink, 3 mice, 1 rabbit, 1 ferret, 5 cats, 1 dog

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    you could look at www.petshrimp.com or there are several people that sell on other forums (not sure of the rules about posting links to other forums). If you are really interested I could send you a pm with a link.
    36g corner bow, heavily planted with java moss, windelov, java fern, anubias barieri, crypts, anacharis, and african fern. 2 honey gourami, 9 cardinals, 4 neons, 5 cherry barbs, 5 sterbai cory, 1 brochis splendens, unknown number red cherry shrimp
    16g bow, lightly planted with java moss, java fern. 4swordtail tetra, 1 male betta
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    its hard to find shipping costs that aren't way to much, lol. i'll check it out though
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    just checked them out. found out they are good breeders. i dont want overrun by shrimp so maybe they are not for me.
    10 gal tropical tank (mainly snails w/7 fish), 5 rats, 4 parakeets, 1 senegal parrot, 2 degus, 1 snake, 1 blue tongue skink, 3 mice, 1 rabbit, 1 ferret, 5 cats, 1 dog

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